Amentum has appointed John Heller as CEO, effective March 28, succeeding John Vollmer, who led the organization since its January 2020 launch. Vollmer stays on as chairman of the company’s board of directors.
Heller previously served as CEO of PAE Inc., for seven years until March 2021.
”It is an honor to be asked to lead Amentum into the future,” Heller said. “I look forward to building on the many accomplishments under John’s leadership and I am extremely excited about the opportunity to work together with Amentum’s over 50,000 employees to deliver value to our customers in one of the largest and fastest growing service companies in our industry.”
Prior to his role at PAE, Heller was president of the professional support services division of L-3 Communications and served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Engility Corp. Before that, he was CEO of Netco, Inc., and president and COO of Multimax.
”I am incredibly proud to have led Amentum during its first two critical years, and it has been a privilege to lead such a talented and dedicated workforce who care deeply about our customers and their success,” Vollmer said. “I look forward to continuing to guide Amentum on its journey and am excited to support John as he takes the helm and continues to deliver the best solutions in the industry to our clients.”
Heller is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and has an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.