Sevatec Inc. announced April 12 the appointment of Balan Ayyar as President and CEO. Ayyar, who currently serves as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer (COO), will succeed Sonny Kakar, who will remain the Founder and Chairman of the Board.
“I feel very honored by the opportunity to lead this great company,” Ayyar said. “Our success hinges on high performing leadership, and we have a tremendous team. The vision, strategy and resources are all aligned around core capabilities in national security missions where our performance helps improve and protect the lives of Americans. Sevatec is a wonderful place to work, grow and lead.”
Ayyar joined Sevatec in 2014. He previously spent 27 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Brigadier General. Prior to command in combat, he led the sales, advertising, marketing and accessions arm of the USAF. Ayyar is also a White House Fellow and member of the Council on Foreign Relations.