December 06, 2010 07:58 ET

AMERICAN SYSTEMS Selects Michael Innella to Lead Professional, Technical and IT Services

Seasoned IT Expert to Oversee Systems Management for Federal and DoD Agencies, Strengthen Business Development

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - December 6, 2010) - AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a government IT solutions provider and one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the U.S., today announced the appointment of Michael Innella as vice president and executive director of Professional, Technical and IT Services. In this role, Innella will oversee operational management and business development responsibilities for the company's IT services division that supports federal agencies with program management, logistics, risk assessment and training needs.

"As a leading provider of professional management and engineering services, AMERICAN SYSTEMS is dedicated to helping government develop and execute large-scale IT solutions," said William C. Hoover, president and CEO, AMERICAN SYSTEMS. "Mike's expertise in software process improvement, business development and product delivery will enhance our secure service offerings and strategic counsel for government and military."

Innella has more than 21 years of experience in IT solutions and professional services, most recently advising government contractors on professional services and software development programs as an independent consultant. Innella directed human capital and organizational business transformations for small and mid-sized contractors, and positioned small contractors for strategic growth through acquisition.

Prior to his work as an independent consultant, Innella served as CIO as well as senior vice president of Systems Engineering Solutions for Stanley Associates, where he led the design, implementation and maintenance of IT solutions for federal and Department of Defense (DoD) agencies including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of the Treasury, U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps.

Innella earned his bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland and his master's degree in the same discipline from George Mason University. He also completed the Leadership in Professional Service Firms program at the Harvard Business School. Innella served four years in the U.S. Navy as a Combat Information Center Officer and Tactical Action Officer onboard the USS Tattnall.

Innella is based out of AMERICAN SYSTEMS' Chantilly 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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