Wyle Laboratories

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Wyle Laboratories is a suspected but unconfirmed participant in the development of Metal Gear properties, due in part to the awarding of the following bid in June of 2010, as reported by govconwire.com:

Wyle Laboratories received a $24,359,812 contract modification for the Reliability Information Analysis Center which will apply reliability, maintainability, quality, supportability and interoperability engineering principles and analysis to enhance interoperability of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; technology enhancements; and new capabilities and legacy systems. At this time, $605,000 has been obligated. 55 CONS/LGCD, Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., is the contracting activity (SP0700-03-D-1380).”

Note that, via the same link, Booz Allen Hamilton won another, less specified bid for almost the same amount of money, and also for the USAF, which itself is known to have asked for persona management software.

In April of 2011, Wyle won a DARPA contract "to acquire commercial information technology services for support of DARPA's Support Services Office Information Technology Services relocation effort." The press release further specifies that "Wyle will provide services that establish an information technology infrastructure to include infrastructure designs/modifications, equipment and software procurement, migration of existing infrastructure, installation, certification and accreditation, and maintenance. Wyle will design, procure, and implement a state-of-the-art network infrastructure that will support cutting edge server, storage, and wireless solutions, with telephony services. The solutions will be flexible and scalable and will support a multi-building operations model throughout the contract. A detailed migration plan will be created to ensure the transition of all information technology services are tested, migrated and documented during the implementation into a new environment. The contract was awarded to Wyle's McLean, Va.-headquartered Information Systems Group due to its performance and knowledgeable staff supporting DARPA for more than 10 years on the current unclassified IT Support Services Contract. SMS of McLean and STG of Reston, Va. are subcontractors to Wyle on the contract."

Wyle has received the Volunteer Service Award from the Obama Administration for, presumably, volunteering in some service-oriented fashion.

Wyle’s specialties are known to include:

   Test and evaluation
   Systems engineering
   Information technology
   Life cycle management
   Acquisition program management
   Telemetry and data systems
   Non-destructive inspection
   Foreign Military Sales case management
   Test pilot and test aircrew services 

   Life Sciences research
   Space medical operations
   Science and mission integration
   Space flight hardware development and fabrication
   Clinical and occupational health services
   Testing services, including dynamics, climatics, fluid flow, and structural
   Acoustics research and consulting
   Aerospace cost estimating and analysis
   Earned Value Management (EVM)


Founded in 1949 as part of the rapidly expanding Southern California aerospace industry, Wyle began operations in El Segundo, Calif. as a testing laboratory. Over time, the company diversified into a variety of markets and businesses. Through a buy-out in 1995, the company was split into Wyle Electronics and the Scientific Services and Systems Group, which continued to operate as Wyle. In 1998, Wyle acquired Krug Life Sciences, an aero-medical research company with 30-plus years of history supporting NASA’s manned space flight programs. In January 2005, Wyle acquired General Dynamics’ Aeronautics division, formerly a part of Veridian, which added 40-plus years of aviation research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) expertise to the company. In January, 2008, Wyle completed the purchase of RS Information Systems and added the business as an operating group named Wyle Information Systems Group. In September, 2010 Wyle acquired the CAS Inc. unit of ITT and established it as the company's fourth operating group.

Corporate information:

Corporate Headquarters Phone: 310.563.6800 Fax: 310.563.6850 Location: 1960 East Grand Ave Suite 900 El Segundo, CA

George Melton (CEO) joined Wyle as CEO and president in January 2005. Prior to joining the company, he served as president of URS’ EG&G Division, a premier technical services company with approximately $1 billion in revenue. He joined EG&G in 2000 as CEO and led the company through a period of unprecedented growth in sales and profits and, in 2002, successfully merged the company with URS Corporation. Prior to joining EG&G, he was president of several aerospace component and sub-system manufacturers that were ultimately acquired by BAE Systems. Ranging in size from $300 million to $1 billion of revenue, His responsibilities included President of Tracor Aerospace, Marconi Aerospace and ultimately BAE Systems Aerospace Sector. He received his B.S. degree from the University of Tennessee and served in the U.S. Army.

Brent Bennitt (EXECUTIVE VP), who joined Wyle in January 2005, was named executive vice president for Wyle on Jan. 1, 2011. He previously served as group president of the Aerospace Group which was formed in 2005 as a result of the acquisition of General Dynamic’s Aeronautics business, formerly a sector within the Veridian Corporation. He joined Veridian as vice president of the Lexington Park, Maryland-based Naval Aviation Programs Group in 1998, and was named president of Veridian Engineering’s newly formed Aeronautics Sector in 2000. Prior to joining Veridian, Bennitt served as a U.S. Navy vice admiral and had served as the commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet from January 1996 until his retirement in 1998. He commanded the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz from 1987 to 1989. Bennitt graduated from the Naval Academy in 1964 and has flown more than 4,000 hours in more than 50 different aircraft types and models.

Tom Anderson serves as group president of Wyle's Information Systems Group headquartered in McLean, Va. Anderson has held senior positions with major government information system providers including CSC, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and Federal Data Corporation. Prior to joining Wyle, Anderson served as president of CSC's Civil and Health Services Group in the company's North American Public Sector. At CSC, he directed work for all federal civilian agency work, various state and local organizations, the company's health services practice and Canadian public sector activities. Previously, he served as vice president at Raytheon Information Solutions, where he led the establishment of a framework for coordination of the company's disparate federal government information technology offerings. Earlier, Anderson oversaw strategic programs for Northrop Grumman Information Technology and held key leadership positions with Federal Data Corporation and Boeing Computer Services.

Bob Ellis who serves as group president of Wyle’s Integrated Science and Engineering Group, joined the company in 1998, following the acquisition of Krug Life Sciences. From 1998 until 2003, he served as vice president of operations for Wyle’s Life Sciences Systems and Services Group where he was responsible for all administrative functions including contracts, procurement and finance. An industry veteran, Ellis joined Krug Life Sciences in 1967 and has held numerous positions including vice president, procurement, contracts and finance and corporate principal accounting Officer. He holds B.S. and MBA degrees from the University of Dayton.

Pete Green who has spent the last 25 years with Wyle and its heritage companies as a systems engineer, was named president of the company’s Aerosapce Group on Jan. 1 2011. Previously he served as program manager, chief pilot, and, from 2005 through 2010, as the Aerospace Group’s vice president for business development and strategic planning. Most notably, he played a key role in expanding Wyle’s presence in the DoD services market. He is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and served as a P-3 pilot and test pilot. He left active duty and joined the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1985, retiring in 2001. Green completed his graduate studies at the University of Southern California and the executive management program of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Dr. George Prueitt serves as president of Wyle's CAS Group headquartered in Huntsville, Ala. He was named to the position on Sept. 8, 2010 following Wyle’s purchase of the CAS, Inc. unit from ITT Corporation. He joined CAS in 1997 and was named general manager in July 2007, following several years as director of studies and analysis. His technical work includes multiple analyses of aviation systems. He continues to serve as a senior advisor to the Army’s Program Executive Officer, Aviation, and the highest levels of the Headquarters, Department of the Army staff. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1997, after 20 years of service, and joined CAS. While serving with the Army, Dr. Prueitt held various positions, primarily in the operations research community. He holds a doctorate in industrial engineering from Auburn University, a masters of science in operations research from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky.

Dana Dorsey senior vice president, serves as chief financial officer and senior vice president and oversees Wyle’s finance and information technology operations. He has spent the last 20 years in the aerospace industry, most recently as a senior executive and program director for BAE Systems, Platform Solutions. Previously, he served as director of Mergers and Acquisitions for BAE Systems, PLC, based in London, U.K., and as vice president, chief financial officer for the Information Systems Sector of BAE Systems, North America. Prior to that, he served as director of Accounting for GDE Systems and manager of Corporate Internal Audit for General Dynamics Corp. A CPA, Dorsey received his initial training at Price Waterhouse. He is a graduate of Cal Poly, Pomona where he received a BS in Accounting and he holds an MBA from Claremont Graduate School. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1975 to 1979.

Jim Neu senior vice president, business development, is responsible for coordination of the company's marketing, sales and business development activities; external and marketing communications; and oversight of government affairs. From 2005 through May 2008, Neu served as group president of Wyle’s Test, Engineering and Research Group. Prior to joining Wyle, Neu served as executive vice president and general manager of DRS Sensors and Targeting Systems. He earlier worked at Raytheon and served as senior director and general manager of Airborne Electro-Optical Products, director of business development for Air Combat and Strike Systems, and deputy director of F-15 radar programs. From 1968 through 1994, Neu served in the U.S. Air Force as a fighter pilot and instructor in the F-4 and F-15. Neu holds a degree in engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy and holds masters degrees in business administration from Boston University and in industrial engineering from Stanford.

Roger Wiederkehr senior vice president and general counsel, joined the Company in 2005. He oversees the company's legal affairs, contracts administration, environmental/safety and security, and serves as the secretary of the Company. In addition, he leads Wyle's mergers and acquisitions activities and manages the day-to-day operations of Wyle's test laboratories. He joined the Company from URS Corporation where he was a member of URS' Corporate Strategy Group. Before joining URS, he was a management consultant and project manager with McKinsey & Company. He received his M.B.A. from Yale University and holds a law degree from the University of Zürich in Switzerland.

Greg Burner vice president, is responsible for Wyle’s information technology systems and operations. He joined Wyle in 2005. Before joining Wyle, he worked as a senior manager in BearingPoint’s Federal Services Aerospace and Defense Segment, and as consulting practice leader, Aerospace and Defense, for the western U.S. Prior to joining BearingPoint, Burner spent 15 years working for companies such as Hughes Aircraft Company, Space and Communications, Northrop Grumman Space (TRW), Loral (Ford Aerospace) and AT&T. He holds a B.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering and Management Information Systems from Bowling Green State University and an MBA degree from Pepperdine University.

Patti Robinson vice president, is responsible for Wyle’s overall human resources programs. She joined the company in 2005. She comes to Wyle with more than 20 years of human resources experience, most recently with EMI Music, where she was senior vice president Human Resources for the North American company. Prior to that, she headed up the human resources department at Universal Pictures and E! Entertainment Television. She has BS degree in Education and Political Science from the State University of New York, Oneonta.

Doug Van Kirk vice president, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Wyle’s accounting and finance activities, including financial reporting, cash management, treasury and insurance matters. Prior to joining Wyle in 1996, he was with Deloitte & Touche LLP where he served a variety of companies in the aerospace and high technology industries. Van Kirk is a certified public accountant and has a BS degree from California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo.