February 08, 2011 07:58 ET

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Promotes Roger Connell, Kevin Dodge, Paul Fields and Jon Valett to Vice President

Company Veterans Elevated to Lead Strategic Growth and Development of Their Respective Business Divisions

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2011) - AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a government IT solutions provider and one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the U.S., today announced the promotion of four employees to vice president of four unique business divisions.

"As AMERICAN SYSTEMS continues to grow and deliver integrated solutions to government agencies, we will continue to promote dedicated employees from within our company to new leadership positions," said William C. Hoover, president and CEO, AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "Roger, Paul, Jon and Kevin will bring their unique talents and unmatched expertise to bear in building new customer relationships and improving the mission-critical services we provide to our government."

  • Roger Connell, vice president, Custom Analytical Solutions within the Custom Engineering, Development, and Integration Directorate (CDI): Connell oversees AMERICAN SYSTEMS' work countering the effects of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), managing a skilled technical team in CONUS and OCONUS locations. He is based out of the company's Lorton, Va. office.

  • Kevin Dodge, vice president and director, Science and Technology Integration Center (STIC) Directorate: Now assigned to the Joint and International Concepts (JIC) division, Dodge reinforces AMERICAN SYSTEMS' "Concept to Capability" technical approach, in which the combat developer, material developer, and science and technology (S&T) developer systematically analyze how to engage key S&T resources. He is based out of the company's Dumfries, Va. office.

  • Paul Fields, vice president, Navy Expeditionary Warfare (NEX): Fields directs the training and operational development of U.S. Navy propulsion and auxiliary systems, leading AMERICAN SYSTEMS' NEX team to improve the readiness of Navy ships worldwide. He is based out of the company's Chesapeake, Va. office.

  • Jon Valett, vice president and director, Information Management Services (IMS) in the Professional Services (CIV) Market Sector: Valett is charged with expanding AMERICAN SYSTEMS' Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) and risk management services for the federal civilian market. He is based out of the company's Washington, D.C. office.


Founded in 1975, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the United States, with approximately 1,300 employees nationwide. Based in the Washington, DC, suburb of Chantilly, Va., the company provides systems engineering, technical and managed services to government customers. AMERICAN SYSTEMS was named to the Federal 100 list in 2009 for influencing how the government buys, uses and manages IT. For more information, please visit:

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