SIERRA MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF KEITH NIXON AS MANAGING DIRECTOR
CALIFORNIA, Md., Sept. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Sierra Management and Technologies, Inc. (Sierra) today announced that Keith Nixon has been appointed as the company’s Managing Director. In this new role, Nixon will oversee all of Sierra’s client-facing operations.
Sierra is an industry-leading provider of logistics and weapons systems, life cycle sustainment support services and technologies in software engineering, and application development for the nation’s defense, federal, and commercial sectors.
Nixon, who joined Sierra in 2020, previously served in the United States Navy for four decades, retiring as a Captain. While serving in the Navy, Keith was an Aviation Maintenance Duty Officer focused on logistics, maintenance, and program management and culminated his career as the Commanding Officer of Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic and its 2,500 men and women. Prior to joining Sierra, Nixon worked for Booz Allen for two years, serving as a senior advisor to Naval Aviation leadership. Since joining Sierra, Keith has supported the NAVAIR Sustainment Group (NSG), providing superior support to numerous cutting-edge initiatives aimed at increasing readiness and reducing cost of Naval Aviation. This new title reflects the superb value Nixon has added to Sierra since joining the company.
In addition to Nixon’s appointment, Jose Lebron has been named Chief of Staff for Sierra and will work alongside Nixon and President and CEO Jeff Wynne to ensure the company continues to provide world-class support to Sierra’s customers on time and on budget.
Wynne will retain overall responsibility for company performance, including providing vision, leadership, and guidance in establishing the company’s short and long-term growth strategy. To achieve this growth strategy, Wynne will maintain his focus on growing organically and through partnerships with strategically aligned firms while aggressively looking for future acquisition opportunities.
Wynne said: “Keith Nixon is an exceptional leader who has been instrumental in Sierra’s continued success since joining the company in 2020. His experience as a senior naval officer makes him the ideal person to lead our client-facing operations while also providing invaluable guidance and leadership executing our strategy. Keith knows our customers, they know him – and they trust him. He has the quality of leadership and vision that companies come across rarely. As CEO, I am grateful to Keith for taking on this expanded role which will ensure optimal alignment of Sierra’s resources and allow me the time and bandwidth to focus my efforts to work strategically on how Sierra will grow its business.”
Nixon said: “I look forward to leading Sierra’s incredibly talented work force in meeting our clients’ most challenging requirements in supporting the Warfighter. Team Sierra will continue to look for new opportunities to support the Navy in delivering innovative and impactful solutions focused on improving Capability, Availability and Affordability of our nation’s weapons systems.”
Earlier in 2022 Sierra announced significant contract awards – both new business as well as continuation of legacy work – that have Sierra ideally positioned for growth while also ensuring the company serves its customers and helps them achieve their critical missions. A press release regarding those contracts can be found here.
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Sierra Management and Technologies Announces Two Significant Contract Awards with Combined Value of Over $31 Million
CALIFORNIA, Md.,April 25, 2022/PRNewswire/ —Sierra Management and Technologies, Inc.(Sierra), an industry-leading provider of technologies in software engineering, application development, and logistics for the nation’s defense, federal, and commercial sectors, today announced that, together with its bidding partner Advanced Concepts and Technology International (ACT1), it was awarded a new contract for Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD).
The new ALRE contract, with a total value of approximately$6 millionfor Sierra, will generate annual revenue of approximately$1.2 millionfor the firm. It marks a significant achievement for Sierra as it focuses on generating growth organically and through acquisitions of companies that share its values and customer-centric focus.
The new ALRE contract win comes on the heels of a separate, significant contract award for Sierra from the U.S. Navy inFebruary 2022. This$25 millionprime contract awarded to Sierra keeps Sierra performing the Central Kitting Activity (CKA), a vital role in support of the NAWCAD Air Group, Supply and Materials Division, Property Management Department, Centrally Managed Programs, Kit Management mission as it serves as a central hub for assembly, storage, distribution, and reclamation of Technical Directive (TD) change kits for all naval aviation systems and subsystems.
“Together, the ALRE and CKA wins and the effort to achieve them align with Sierra’s philosophy of taking care of our people, expanding into new markets, and being fluid, transparent, and engaged in our professional relationships with other companies to maximize our bottom line and stakeholder experience, and deliver exceptional value to our customers,”Jeff Wynne, CEO of Sierra, said. “Critically, these contracts allow us to build experience, capabilities, and references for future work as we serve our customers and help them achieve their critical missions.”
“The ALRE win is significant in several ways. First, this is a new contract, not a follow-on to existing work. Second, this ALRE assignment is in a new area beyond Sierra’s previous contracts, which will fuel future growth beyond our legacy business,” said Wynne. “This reflects the work of our business development team to track this opportunity, identify and build a successful relationship with a teaming partner in ACT1, and then writing and pricing a winning proposal.”
“Sierra is well-positioned to execute on our strategy, grow organically and through acquisitions, and serve our customers with superb performance and results,” Wynne said.
ALRE Contract Details
NAWCAD Lakehurst provides full life-cycle programmatic support for ALRE, which includes Catapults (Steam & EMALS), Arresting Gear (Mk7 and AAG), Shipboard Aviation Information Systems, Visual Landing Aids (VLA), and other related systems on Aircraft Carrier Vessels (CV/CVN), Amphibious Assault Ships (LHA/LHD), and Air Capable Ships (ACS). Customers include the Naval Air Systems Command (PMA-251), Fleet, Type Commanders, Naval Sea Systems Command (PMS-312), PMSs supporting air capable ships, US Navy, and Foreign Military Sales to other nations. ALRE also includes Expeditionary Air Field (EAF) systems and subsystems. EAF includes Arresting Gear systems, Lighting systems, Surfacing systems, and Geotechnical systems. Customers are the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Marine Air Wings (MAW), 13 Marine Wing Support Squadrons (MWSS), Naval Air Systems Command, Type Commanders, and the Chief of Naval Operations.
CKA Contract Details
Through the assembly of the Technical Directive change kits, the CKA directly supports Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Operational, Safety, and Improvement Program (OSIP) initiatives. The scope of the effort will provide support to all NAVAIR Program Manager Air (PMAs) with the implementation of approved Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) involving retrofit kits for naval aviation weapon systems and subsystems.
“We are proud to continue supporting the NAWCAD Kit Management Team and provide support to the warfighter by ensuring they have the material necessary to maintain product support for aircraft weapons systems,” Wynne said.
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SIERRA MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGIES, INC. RECEIVES 2021 HIRE VETS MEDALLION AWARD FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
November 10, 2021– U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Sierra Management And Technologies, Inc. as one of the 849 recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Sierra Management And Technologies, Inc earned the gold award after applying earlier this year. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.
“At Sierra, we honor and respect our country’s veterans who have honorably served this great nation. We also value the loyalty, commitment, and discipline that veterans bring to our workforce. Applying for this coveted award is just another way of showing our intent to, in the words of Abraham Lincoln, “Honor the Solder and Sailor everywhere who bears his country’s cause….”
CAPT. Keith Nixon, USN, Ret., Director, Logistics “At Sierra, we are blessed to have veterans at all levels of the organization. We utilize all means available to attract, hire, and retain these valued members of our community and workforce.”
Sierra Management And Technologies, Inc. join 848 other companies from 49 states, plus the District of Columbia, who have shown a commitment to hiring veterans and ensuring that they have a long-term career and growth plan that uses the diverse skills they acquired through their military service.
Recipients of the 2021 HIRE Vets Medallion Award meet rigorous employment and veteran integration assistance criteria, including veteran hiring and retention percentages; availability of veteran-specific resources; leadership programming for veterans; dedicated human resource efforts; pay compensation, and tuition assistance programs for veterans. More than 1,400 employers have earned a HIRE Vets Medallion Award since 2018.
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The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is earned by businesses that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment to attracting, hiring, and retaining veterans. The 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award application period will open to employers on Jan. 31, 2022. For more information about the program and the application process, visit HIREVets.gov.