Executive Chairman of ManTech George J. Pedersen, who helped found the defense technology stalwart more than 50 years ago, has been named to the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards Hall of Fame.
The honor is awarded by the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Services Council.
Pedersen helped start ManTech in 1968 “with a dream and a single contract” with the Navy, according to his official biography on the ManTech website.
Under Pedersen’s leadership, the company has grown to $1.9 billion in annual revenue — helped in part through 25 major acquisitions — and a global staff of nearly 8,000 employees.
The company began trading on the Nasdaq in 2002.
The Hall of Fame ceremony takes place at the GovCon Awards gala at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner on Nov. 5, from 5:30-9 p.m.
Other awards to be handed out include Contractor of the Year in four revenue categories and Executive of the Year in three revenue categories.