APPOINTMENT OF MR. MICHAEL GULINO AS PRESIDENT & CEO OF AEGIS LLC
1 January 2013 – Arlington, VA: Aegis Defense Services, LLC (“Aegis”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Michael L. Gulino as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). For the last year, Mr. Gulino served as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Mr. Gulino brings with him over 30 years of successful corporate and operational management of leading defense and government services companies including PAE, VT Griffin, and ITT. As President & CEO Mr. Gulino will continue to ensure the delivery of premier operational performance on Aegis’ existing contracts as well as position Aegis for new business opportunities in the government and commercial contracting space
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Larry Cavaiola, the Deputy Chairman of the Board, noted that “Michael has brought extensive commercial expertise and knowledge to the Board, and this experience will be invaluable as Aegis continues to grow and mature, particularly as it pursues new business.”
Aegis LLC, a leading private security company, provides government and corporate clients with a full spectrum of intelligence-led, culturally-sensitive security solutions to operational and development challenges around the world.
A biography of Mr. Gulino follows:
Michael L. Gulino
President and Chief Executive Officer
Aegis Defense Services, LLC
Michael L. Gulino is the President & CEO of Aegis Defense Services, LLC (“Aegis”). Mr. Gulino brings with him over 30 years of experience in the defense and national security sectors.
Mr. Gulino assumes the role of President & CEO after serving as Aegis’ Chairman of the Board for the previous twelve months. Prior to joining Aegis, Mr. Gulino most recently worked for ITT Defense (now ITT Exelis) a leading provider of defense, security and support services where he was Chief Development Officer. Prior to assuming this post in May 2011, Mr. Gulino served as President and General Manager of ITT Mission Systems from June 2008 through May 2011. Gulino joined ITT at the beginning of 2006 initially as Vice President and Director of Business Development for ITT Mission Systems. During the five plus years of Mr. Gulino’s leadership at Mission Systems, the business realized over a 100% increase in revenue from $1B to over $2B.
Prior to joining ITT, Mr. Gulino was President and Chief Operating Officer of VT Griffin Services. While at VT Griffin, Mr. Gulino played a key role in the acquisition of two companies and grew the business by 400% in three years. Prior to joining VT Griffin, Mr. Gulino was President of Complete Building Services, a division of The Donohoe Companies, where he successfully forged the company’s entry into the Federal Government market.
Mr. Gulino’s initial career began after graduate school with PAE Government Services (Lockheed PAE) in the Far East where he served in a number of management capacities on a 28,000 employee Department of Defense contract before being transferred to Washington, D.C. Mr. Gulino built the Washington operation into the largest and most successful division of the company and was instrumental in growing the business from $100M to over $600M in annual revenues.
Mr. Gulino holds a BA degree in Psychology and an MBA in Management, both from Western Michigan University. He is a member of numerous defense industry organizations and associations and has served as Chairman of the Contract Services Association (CSA), which was merged in to the Professional Services Council (PSC) in 2008. Mr. Gulino was presented with the CSA Member of the Year award for his efforts connected with obtaining a legislative change related to severance pay for Foreign Nationals.
APPOINTMENT OF MR. JOHN HASSOUN TO AEGIS LLC'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2 November 2011, Arlington, VA – Aegis LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John Hassoun to the Board of Directors. Mr. Hassoun, the current co-CEO of ATSC, brings with him over 20 years of corporate experience delivering program management and support services for the U.S. Government, military, intelligence community, and the private sector.
Following service with the U.S. Air Force, and prior to joining Aegis, Mr. Hassoun served in multiple senior leadership positions for Global Strategies Group and Olive Group, as well as Veridian and General Dynamics.
Commenting on the appointment, Kristi M. Rogers, Aegis’ President & CEO, said “John’s experience, knowledge, and expertise will be invaluable as Aegis continues to grow, mobilize current contracts, and pursue future projects. We are very pleased to have him join our distinguished Board of Directors and look forward to his participation in this critical phase of Aegis’ growth.”
A brief bio of Mr. Hassoun follows:
John Hassoun, a member of Aegis LLC's Board of Directors, brings with him a distinguished record of over 20 years of corporate experience in business development, business operations, and program management working in all areas of the federal sector - defense, intelligence, and civilian. Mr. Hassoun is currently the co-CEO of ATSC a leading consulting and service provider to the U.S. Government and private sector.
Prior to joining ATSC, Mr. Hassoun worked for Global Strategies Group (Global) where, as Chief Executive Officer of Global Integrated Security, he led the company in achieving top line growth of over 35% in one year. Prior to joining Global in 2009, Mr. Hassoun served for two years at Olive Group, an international provider of risk mitigation solutions, where he led the successful turnaround of the company and refocused its business strategies resulting in an over 40% increase in top line growth.
Mr. Hassoun has held a series of senior leadership positions within leading national security and defense companies including Veridian Corporation and, later, General Dynamics following its acquisition of Veridian. Mr. Hassoun began his career with the U.S. Air Force where, from 1987 to 1993, he served as Program Manager of a large USAF engineering facility conducting real-time simulations in support of major weapon systems programs.
Mr. Hassoun holds a Master of Arts in Human Factors and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Wright State University. He has authored over 20 technical reports and research papers on topics involving advanced technology.
AEGIS LLC IS ORIGINAL SIGNATORY OF THE FIRST EVER GLOBAL CODE OF CONDUCT FOR THE PRIVATE SECURITY SECTOR
9 November – Today in Geneva, Switzerland, the President & CEO of Aegis LLC Kristi Clemens Rogers, signed the first ever International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers. “This Code of Conduct is an important milestone for accountability and transparency for our industry. Private security companies play a critical role in high risk, high threat environments and this Code will provide clear, necessary direction for high ethical standards. More is to be done but this is a great first step,” stated Mrs. Rogers.
Aegis LLC – part of the worldwide Aegis Group – is an original signatory of the Code which is the culmination of months of diligent work in the United States, United Kingdom and Switzerland, bringing together key stakeholders from government, the private security industry and non-governmental organizations as part of the Swiss Initiative.
Aegis LLC has been actively involved in the detailed development and drafting of the Code, working closely with civil society and government agencies to create a robust Code that promotes the protection of Human Rights, sets key standards for ethical behavior, develops accountability and transparency within the industry, and codifies best practice amongst the industries leaders.
The Code acts as an imperative first step from which measurable and enforceable standards will be developed and, ultimately, a credible international accountability mechanism will be established. Aegis LLC will continue to support and develop the Code as it enters its secondary phase; the development and implementation of an appropriate accountability mechanism.
The Aegis Group has a proven, and recognized, history of operating with the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry and is proud to be part of bringing together the best in government and non-government to develop and adopt this Code. As private security companies face rapidly changing missions and increasingly complex and dangerous operating environments, Aegis contends that regulation such as the Code is necessary to improve accountability, transparency and oversight, as well as to better serve and protect its clients while enabling their missions.
AEGIS SUPPORTS INITIATIVE TO DEVELOP FIRST-EVER GLOBAL STANDARDS FOR PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY
March 2010 – AEGIS LLC* recently participated in a two-day forum hosted by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) to discuss a draft global code of conduct for Private Security Companies (PSCs). This would be the first-ever Global Code of Conduct for the PSC industry.
Kristi Clemens, the president of AEGIS LLC, participated in the USIP forum and was the industry representative on a panel discussion. AEGIS supports the goal to establish an endorsed Global Code of Conduct and/or global standards for the private security (PSC) industry. AEGIS believes that efforts such as this will lead to welcomed regulation and more consistent oversight and accountability for the industry as it carries out missions on behalf of the United States, allied governments and non-governmental organizations.
The USIP forum was the first in a series of sector-specific workshops on this subject. It brought together leading humanitarian, non-governmental, and public sector groups to discuss the regulation and oversight of Private Security Companies. This series of workshops is part of the overall effort of the Swiss Initiative**. AEGIS plans to play an active role in the dialogue amongst industry, government and non- governmental organizations (NGOs) as all parties look for mechanisms to provide more consistent oversight, accountability and regulation.
With rapidly changing missions and complex operating environments, AEGIS believes it essential that lessons learned from the field by PSC’s and their partners be fully incorporated into widely accepted regulation to improve accountability, transparency and oversight.
AEGIS has been, and remains, a key driver of efforts in the United States and United Kingdom to provide greater legitimacy and accountability for the industry, and was one of the founders of the British Association of Private Security Companies. AEGIS intends to continue working with the Swiss Initiative to secure approval of the Global Code of Conduct and/or global standards by the industry, governments, customers and non-governmental organizations.
*Aegis LLC is the U.S. subsidiary of the Aegis Group, a privately-owned security and risk management company. Aegis provides government and commercial clients with a full spectrum of intelligence-led security solutions to meet the dynamic requirements of today’s international operating environment.
** Switzerland and the International Committee of the Red Cross launched the Swiss Initiative jointly in early 2006. The Montreux Document was an initial result of the Initiative and is now endorsed by more than 36 countries (United States included). AEGIS welcomes and supports the clarity the Montreux Document brings to the legal situation of PSCs.
The Montreux Document is the first international document to describe international law as it applies to the activities of PSCs whenever they are present in the context of an armed conflict. It is designed to promote the respect for International Humanitarian Law and human rights by States and PSCs. (The Document is not itself a legally binding document.)