Tysons, Virginia (January 7, 2016) – Tysons based XLA today announced the appointment of Gary Slack as their new President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Slack will lead the company’s strategy and business plan execution, focusing on corporate growth. XLA’s founder and former CEO, Lloyd M. Mustin II, will assume the role of Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Slack has more than 30 years experience building and leading service organizations in the government contracting industry. Most recently he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of QinetiQ North America (QNA), a $1 billion, 3,500 person company with multiple locations across the US and OCONUS. Mr. Slack led QNA through the successful sale of its services and solutions business to the SI Organization/Veritas Capital, now Vencore. He was responsible for the company’s overall day-to-day operations and originally joined QNA as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to that, Mr. Slack spent 13 years with BAE Systems, Inc. serving most recently as President of its U.S. Combat Systems business, where he stood up and directed operations of a new $4 billion line of business employing 9,000 people at 23 sites across the US and OCONUS. During his tenure at BAE Systems, Inc. the company acquired multiple businesses in the areas of technical services, information technology, information solutions, electronic solutions, platform production programs, experiencing overall revenue growth from $2 billion to approximately $20 billion. Prior to his appointment as President, he served as CFO. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of BAE Systems AB (Sweden) from 2007, remaining as its Chairman until March 2009.
Prior to joining BAE Systems, Mr. Slack was the director of group finance for TRW’s Systems & Information Technology Group. He has also held positions with BDM International, Inc., Honeywell Federal Systems, Inc. and the Virginia Department of Taxation. Mr. Slack holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Longwood University.
Chairman and Founder Lloyd Mustin said, “We could not be more thrilled to have Gary lead our team. He brings with him a uniquely impressive track record of success in our market sectors. I am confident he will expand on the strong foundation we have built over the last 26 years – taking XLA to new heights.”
CEO Gary Slack added, “XLA has an impressive team, who has perfected a unique set of service offerings that are highly sought after in the government contracting space. I look forward to applying my experience to help accelerate our growth.”
XLA is a leading provider of program and systems lifecycle management, financial management, engineering and technical solutions, and international program-support services to the Federal government. The company has more than 25 years of experience supporting mission-critical requirements for Federal agencies. XLA is a platform company of private equity firm The Halifax Group.
To learn more about XLA, visit www.xla.com.
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