VSE Corporation has recently named its Small Business Partners of Choice for 2013. Our annual ceremony honored five small business teaming partners who have made significant contributions to our revenue and the overall quality of support to our Federal customers. Nominees were judged on quality, delivery, performance, product support and customer service. Honorees are chosen by our VSE corporate staff, operating groups and subsidiaries.
Federal Group White’s Paint Blast, LLC is a small business government services contractor located in Texarkana, Texas. They specialize in the disassembly, blast and paint, and reassembly of a wide variety of government and private sector equipment, systems and vehicles. Since 2006, White’s Paint Blast has provided a wide variety of refurbishment services across the Department of Defense, including the U.S. Army at Red River Army Depot (RRAD). “White’s Paint Blast has been an integral part of the VSE Team at RRAD in the performance of our reset and refurbishment programs,” said Donnelle Moten, Federal Group President. “Safety is always our number one priority, and Darron White and his team successfully completed complex equipment sustainability tasks to depot standards within customer production schedules, while maintaining an outstanding safety record. We are proud to call them our teammates.”
International Group National Liquidators, Inc. is a small business with over 20 years of experience providing acceptance, transportation, storage, maintenance, manipulation, removal, and disposal of (auction and destruction) seized property services. National Liquidators supports VSE’s seized and forfeited assets contract for the U.S. Treasury as the leading international provider of vessel and aircraft seizure support services. National Liquidators accepted and transported hundreds of vessels and aircraft across the nation in 2013, and aided in the sale of over $2 million in seized property dispositions on behalf of our customer. “Our program requirement is to assist agents with securing, relocating and storing seized vessels and aircraft, often after-hours and in challenging locations,” said Harry Flammang, International Group President. “National Liquidators consistently provides top-notch service by responding to customer requirements 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. The creativity they demonstrate to provide the best service needed in every unique situation has made them a trusted and valuable partner under this program.”
Energetics Incorporated MELE Associates is a veteran-owned small business specializing in national security, alternative energy, information technology, engineering, and aviation services. MELE Associates and Energetics have a shared working history and client base. Over the past two years, Energetics has worked as a subcontractor under MELE Associates in support of the Department of Energy (DoE) National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Global Threat Reduction Initiative (NA-21.) Most recently, the team bid together under the name MELEMAX and was awarded the DOE/NNSA Enterprise-wide Technical, Engineering and Professional Services Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), with a total potential value of $300 million. “The basis for this recognition has been MELE’s strong reputation as a solid government contractor, their competitive pricing, and their outstanding past performance history,” said Nancy Margolis, Energetics President. “Mel Chiogioji and his team have established a solid level of mutual trust with Energetics, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership.”
Akimeka, LLC Chameleon Integrated Services is an 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business specializing in IT program management, software development, software integration, infrastructure support and staffing services. Chameleon has teamed with Akimeka on several programs over the past two years, including the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Enterprise Service Support IDIQ Contract. “We appreciate Chameleon’s investment and commitment to our long term partnership. Jeff Kelley, Drew Acree and their team have the qualities that Akimeka looks for in an outstanding service provider and teammate,” said John Harris, Akimeka Group President. “Over the last 18 months Chameleon has demonstrated a mature employee recruitment, retention and investment process to ensure customer satisfaction. Their history of providing services exceeding expectations is reflected with this award.”
VSE Corporate Expense Reduction Services, Inc. is a small business located in the Mid-Atlantic region that focuses on consulting services for procurement efficiencies and vendor negotiations for a diverse client base. Since 2010, John Street, President of Expense Reduction Services, Inc. has worked closely with VSE’s procurement team and management staff to evaluate VSE’s corporate spending, resulting in significant cost savings. “Not only has John gone above and beyond as a service provider, but he has demonstrated a true commitment to VSE as a strategic partner,” said A.J. Rose, VSE Director of Procurement. “This is especially important during the cost balancing initiatives we focused on in 2013.”
“Our robust small business program and commitment to long term partnerships have made VSE Corporation a teammate of choice among the small business community,” said VSE CEO Mo Gauthier. “This year, five companies were recognized as those who have demonstrated our core values of Integrity, Agility and Value and have gone above and beyond to build enduring relationships with us and our customers.”
Established in 1959, VSE (vsecorp.com) is a diversified federal services company with experience in solving issues of global significance with integrity, agility, and value. VSE is dedicated to our clients’ success by delivering sustainment services for legacy systems and equipment and professional services through talented people and innovative solutions. Key competencies include supply chain management, equipment refurbishment, logistics, engineering, energy, IT solutions, health care IT, and consulting.