Noblis Acquires McKean Defense and its Affiliates

Glenn Hickok, Noblis

Glenn Hickok, Noblis

Science, technology and strategy services provider Noblis has acquired McKean Defense and its affiliates, Mikros Systems and Cabrillo Technologies, for an undisclosed amount.

McKean Defense is an employee-owned, life-cycle management, engineering, enterprise transformation and program management business that supports warfighters. With this step, McKean Defense is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Noblis. The name of the new subsidiary will be the subject of a future announcement.

Glenn Hickok, U.S. Navy veteran and current vice president of Noblis’ Defense Mission Area, has been named president of the subsidiary. He retains his current role.

Joseph Carlini, McKean CEO, has stepped down from his role and will serve as a strategic adviser through the integration process.

The subsidiary will be governed by Amr ElSawy, Noblis president and CEO, and the company’s board of trustees.

“As mission-driven companies, Noblis and McKean Defense have a common purpose to enrich lives and make our nation safer with a shared passion for excellence and innovation,” he said. “We are excited to welcome McKean employees to the Noblis family and look forward to combining forces to bring new and complementary solutions to address our clients’ growing needs.”

Carlini added:

“McKean is an employee-owned company. As such, it was important for us to join an organization with a strong, ethical foundation, similar values and a singular focus on helping to advance national security priorities. We found that in Noblis, and I’m confident that together, our teams and service to our clients will thrive.”

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