Executives from Dynetics and Camber announced today that Timothy R. Kirkpatrick has been named president of Aviation & Missile Solutions, LLC (AMS), a joint venture of the two companies, replacing Paula Cushman, who has retired after serving 15 years in this role. Kirkpatrick was most recently command ombudsmen for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) and the acting associate director for the AMCOM Office of Small Business Programs at Redstone Arsenal.
Kirkpatrick, appointed by the AMS board of directors, will lead AMS, which supports the U.S. Army AMCOM and Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation with engineering, technical and analytical services.A native of Huntsville, Kirkpatrick began his government career with the Army Material Command Intern Program as a contract specialist in the Acquisition Center, Redstone Arsenal. Prior to joining government service, he was employed by The Huntsville Times in numerous capacities, culminating in the position of circulation director for The Huntsville News, a morning paper that was a business unit of The Times.
In his most recent position, Kirkpatrick reported to the commanding general as his personal representative to industry, principal small business advisor and liaison to the Small Business Administration. As an independent senior government official, he had responsibility to act on inquiries and complaints concerning the command that were brought to his attention by industry partners, others in the private sector or internal government sources. He provided regular feedback to the full AMCOM and Team Redstone leadership relating to acquisition policy and other concerns raised by industry partners.
His government career included such assignments as contracting officer, chief of the AMCOM EXPRESS Office, a division chief at the US Army Corps of Engineers - Huntsville Center and a branch chief with the Program Executive Office for Aviation."We are pleased to have someone of Tim's caliber take over the leadership of AMS," said Dr. Marc Bendickson, Dynetics' CEO. "He is a natural fit for this position with his experience."
Camber CEO Walter Batson, Jr., said, "Tim's experience at AMCOM will be of great value to him in his role as AMS president. He understands the programs and the needs that AMS can meet."Kirkpatrick is a graduate of Athens State University with a bachelor's degree in business management and the Florida Institute of Technology with a master's in business administration. He is a Level III Certified Acquisition Professional in Contracting and is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.
AMS was formed in 1999 as a joint venture between Camber Corporation and Dynetics, Inc. AMS, LLC, is located at 1002 Explorer Blvd., Huntsville, in the Dynetics Corporate Headquarters. On Feb. 1, 2005, AMS was awarded a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) for Technical Domain Advisory and Assistance Services after competing successfully in the full and open arena. The contract for EXpedited PRofessional & Engineering Support Services (EXPRESS) follows the O2K contract. The AMS team has grown to include approximately 45 team members using their own GSA Schedule and 104 subcontractors using the AMS GSA Professional Engineering Services (PES) Schedule GS-23F-0017P. More than 82 percent of members are small businesses and more than 56 percent of the work awarded to AMS by AMCOM is being performed by these small business entities.
Dynetics delivers the "Power of Solutions" to government and commercial customers in the areas of intelligence, missiles, aviation, cyber and space. Based in Huntsville, Ala., with offices throughout the United States, Dynetics is a mid-tier company that provides complete lifecycle analysis, engineering and hardware solutions to support customer missions. For more information visit www.dynetics.com.
Camber Corporation is a premier professional services organization that provides solutions in systems engineering, intelligence, cyber security, information technology, unmanned systems, modeling and simulation, training and threat mitigation. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Huntsville, AL, Camber employs 2,500 professionals in over 100 locations in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia delivering ISO 20000 certified, high-value solutions to customers worldwide. More information about Camber can be found at www.camber.com.