Tysons, Va.-based based XLA announced Jan. 7 the appointment of Gary Slack as the company’s new President and CEO. He 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.
“We could not be more thrilled to have Gary lead our team,” XLA Chairman and Founder Lloyd Mustin said. “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.”
“XLA has an impressive team, who has perfected a unique set of service offerings that are highly sought after in the government contracting space,” Slack said. “I look forward to applying my experience to help accelerate our growth.”
“Gary’s longstanding background in the government services arena and leadership experience across both mid-market contractors and large integrators will serve Halifax Group and XLA well,” NorthWind Partners’ Managing Partner Mark HuYoung said. “It will be exciting to see Gary help them navigate the waters of the market to get the company to where he’s already been.”
Slack brings more than 30 years of experience to the position, having most recently he served as QinetiQ North America (QNA) President and CEO. Prior to QNA, he served 13 years at BAE Systems Inc. and also held positions at TRW’s Systems & Information Technology Group, BDM International Inc., Honeywell Federal Systems, Inc. and the Virginia Department of Taxation.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Longwood University.