Nominations are in for the 2017 Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards, which will be announced at a gala Nov. 1
The annual awards, selected through the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council, honor top individuals and businesses in the region’s government contracting sector.
“The companies and executives recognized as finalists demonstrate excellence and distinction,” said Jim Corcoran, Northern Virginia Chamber president and CEO. “This is a highly competitive process, and those that emerge as finalists have a great deal of which to be proud.”
Greg Giddens, executive director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics and Construction at the Veterans Affairs Department, will also be honored for his efforts in promoting effective partnerships among sectors. Raymond James will present the award.
Dr. Ernst Volgenau, founder and former CEO of SRA International, will be inducted into the Greater Washington Government Contractor Hall of Fame. TD Bank will present the award.
The Contractor of the Year awards are grouped by annual revenue of up to $25 million, between $25 million and $75 million, from $75 million to $300 million, and greater than $300 million. Executive of the Year awards will be presented in three categories: those guiding companies with annual revenues up to $75 million, from $75 million to $300 million, and greater than $300 million.
Additionally, the Program of the Year will recognize the most successful contracted program chosen from among the finalists of all four contractor of the year categories.
PSC President and CEO David J. Berteau called the honorees “an extraordinary group.”
“It’s great to celebrate all of the achievements being done by so many people inside and outside of government each year, which further demonstrates the value that contractors provide every day to the government and to our citizens,” Berteau said.
The gala will begin at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner Nov. 1 at 5:30 p.m. The awards program will also divert funds to Our Military Kids, a charity that provides grants to cover fees associated with sports, fine arts, camp, STEM and tutoring programs for school-age children of military parents deployed overseas or recovering from combat-related injuries.
The awards nominees are:
Contractor of the Year (up to $25 million)
Presented by Unanet
• Advanced Concepts and Technologies International
• Evans Incorporated
• Highlight Technologies
• Ingenicomm, Inc.
• Spear, Inc.
• The Tauri Group
Contractor of the Year ($25 million to $75 million)
Presented by RSM
• Atlas Research
• Customer Value Partners
• Dev Technology Group, Inc.
• Halfaker & Associates, LLC
• LS Technologies, LLC
• MTEQ | Manufacturing Techniques, Inc.
• Patriot Group International
Contractor of the Year ($75 million to $300 million)
Presented by Holland & Knight
• Altamira Technologies Corp.
• Dovel Technologies
• Sevatec, Inc.
• Solers Inc.
• SOS International, LLC
Contractor of the Year (greater than $300 million)
Presented by Aronson
• Federal Resources
• LGS Innovations
• Siemens Government Technologies
Executive of the Year (up to $75 million)
Presented by BNY Mellon
• Greg Craddock, CEO, chairman and owner, PGI
• Cosmo DiMaggio, president and CEO, The Tauri Group
• Dawn Halfaker, president and CEO, Halfaker & Associates, LLC
• Kim Hayes, CEO and founder, The Ambit Group
• Dr. Ryun Suh, CEO, Atlas Research
• Amy Wright, CEO, Marco Solutions
Executive of the Year ($75 million to $300 million)
Presented by JLL
• Doug Duenkel, president and chief operating officer, Knight Point Systems
• Joseph Fluet III, founder and CEO, Mag Aerospace
• Sonny Kakar, founder and CEO, Sevatec
• Maurice Long, president and CEO, The MIL Corp.
• Joe Martore, president and CEO, CALIBRE Systems
• Julian Setian, president and CEO, SOS International, LLC
• Bill Weber, president and CEO, KeyW Corp.
Executive of the Year (greater than $300 million)
Presented by M&T Bank
• Tom Deierlein, co-founder and CEO, ThunderCat Technology
• Dan Johnson, executive vice president, General Dynamics IT
• Sudhakar Kesavan, chairman and CEO, ICF
• Randy Wotring, chief operating officer, AECOM