SaalexIT Named to CRN’s 2020 MSP 500 List

Camarillo, CA and Rockledge, FL (March 4, 2020) – Saalex Information Technology (SaalexIT), a division of Saalex Corporation, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company has named SaalexIT to its 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This popular list identifies North American solution providers that deliver operational efficiencies, IT system improvements, and a higher rate of return on investments for their customers. These accomplished MSPs work tirelessly to guide their customers and create solutions for complex IT issues.

This annual list is divided into three categories: the MSP Pioneer 250, who are focused primarily on the SMB market; the MSP Elite 150, large data center-focused on- and off-premises; and the Managed Security 100, which is made up of off-premises-focused, cloud-based IT security services.

SaalexIT is a leading, full-service IT solutions and services provider that delivers best-in-class, 24/7 managed IT services and solutions for small to medium businesses (SMB), giving them a peace of mind in knowing that their most critical asset—their data—is protected by the best in the business. With more than 20 years of industry expertise, SaalexIT offers support for network infrastructure, 24/7 help desk, security incident and event management (SIEM), security operations center (SOC), endpoint detection and response (EDR), advanced cybersecurity, internet, VoIP, cloud, disaster recovery, and much more. SaalexIT services the Department of Defense, as well as a wide variety of businesses across the U.S.

“MSPs are the critical bridge for customers looking to assess, implement and migrate their IT and cloud solutions to drive efficiencies, lower costs and secure your environment,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “On behalf of our team at The Channel Company, I want to congratulate the accomplished companies on CRN’s 2020 MSP 500 list and thank them for their commitment to finding innovative solutions that move the IT channel forward.”

“We are honored to be recognized by The Channel Company in the Pioneer 250 MSP Category,” said Michael Flavin, SaalexIT’s Director of Technology Sales. “This is a significant milestone for our team as we continue to grow, and I think it recognizes the tremendous investments and work we have done through best-of-class technology partners, implementation of next-gen cybersecurity tools and our focus on leveraging the cloud. We are highly grateful for the recognition by The Channel Company.”

The MSP500 list is featured in the February 2020 issue of CRN and online at www.crn.com/msp500.

Saalex Corporation To Add More Than 100 New Employees

Camarillo, CA (Dec. 16, 2019) – Saalex Corporation (Saalex), an engineering and information technology services company, announced today it is looking to fill 112 open positions company-wide, with the majority of those in its California offices and work sites. The openings include jobs in areas of cybersecurity, engineering, and software development.

Saalex needs to hire the additional employees due to the strong growth of the company over the past year, as it now has nearly 650 full-time staff in several locations in the U.S. Most of the positions for which Saalex is hiring are involved with two large programs with the U.S. Navy in California. “The needs of our customers have consistently grown over the past couple years, and we have to keep our staffing consistent with those expanded requirements,” said Travis Mack, President and CEO, Saalex. “We are extremely proud that the U.S. Navy has the confidence in Saalex to meet its needs well into the 21st century.”

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Saalex’s engineering and IT services operations support an array of federal, municipal and private entities, including the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and NASA. Headquartered in Camarillo, CA, Saalex is an employee-owned company comprising two divisions — Saalex Solutions and Saalex IT — with a 70 percent veteran workforce of nearly 650 individuals, staffing offices and facilities from coast to coast.

Saalex offers a supportive and growth-oriented work environment, with a strong emphasis on employee quality of life and professional development. Employees receive competitive salaries and a benefits package that includes performance bonuses, full health and dental coverage, a 401K plan 100 percent vested from day one, and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Pacific Coast Business Times (PCBT) recently featured Saalex in its 2019 Central Coast Best Places to Work List. The company has also previously won the PCBT’s Spirit of Small Business Award and was a recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award for 2019!

Saalex Corporation Announces Internship Program

Camarillo, CA (Oct. 15, 2019) – Saalex Corporation (Saalex) has launched internship program partnerships with Cerro Coso Community College, California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) and other regional universities and colleges to drive workforce development in our local communities.

Saalex plans to consider student applicants from the following subjects and/or majors and other disciplines as opportunity or availability for intern-related work arises: Computer Science, Cyber-related, Electronics, Electrical, Information Technology, Mechatronics, Math-related, Technical Writing and Digital Marketing. Current major recruitment areas includes data and systems-based roles, a variety of technicians, engineers and managers, primarily to work on three major programs with the Navy at Naval Base Ventura County and China Lake, in IT, weapons development and range test and support. Headquartered in Camarillo, CA, Saalex supports the Department of Defense and federal government, and services commercial and municipal clients in various U.S. markets.

Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Saalex is a pillar of both Ventura and Kern counties, growing to be the largest defense contractor and third largest employer in the Ridgecrest, CA area. Pacific Coast Business Times (PCBT) recently featured Saalex on the 2019 Central Coast Best Places to Work List! Saalex is a 600+ employee-owned company with a 70 percent veteran workforce. Saalex has previously won the PCBT’s Spirit of Small Business Award, while CEO Travis Mack appeared on the PCBT’s 40 Under 40 list and was a recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Small Business Person of the Year Award for 2015.

“This relationship is one that is good for our students, good for the University, and good for Saalex—a true win-win-win scenario. I am proud to offer local area students the opportunity to jump-start their careers with Saalex Corporation,” said Mr. Mack. “We all could benefit from their fresh perspectives and knowledge of the latest technology.”

Saalex Corporation Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Rockledge, FL and Camarillo, CA (Dec. 10, 2019) – Saalex Corporation, an engineering and information technology services company, is celebrating 20 years in business since Travis Mack, President and CEO, founded Saalex Solutions in 1999.

Over the past three years, Saalex Corporation has achieved a stunning revenue growth rate of 85%, and increased the number of its employees by more than 100%, to nearly 650.

“This is a year of celebration and appreciation for our valuable employees and customers,” said Mack. “I am filled with much pride to have spent the past 20 years with such an invaluable workforce. Saalex employees are the heartbeat of our business. I strongly believe that every single person in this organization is important to its success. Saalex has much to conquer in the years ahead. However, it is important we look back and celebrate our successes!”

Saalex Company History

Travis Mack founded Saalex Corp in Oxnard, CA, in 1999. He chose the company moniker by combining the first names of his two children, Sage and Alexcia. Mack, a U.S. Navy veteran, launched Saalex as an information technology (IT) consulting firm focused on software support for commercial businesses, and later focused on pursuing defense contracts.

In 2001, a single assignment with Northrop Grumman catapulted Saalex to a company of 55 employees within four years. Saalex was awarded its first significant Department of Defense contract to support Air Force electronic warfare program systems in 2004. Saalex established itself as an engineering and technical assistance company specializing in systems engineering, range operations and management, test and evaluation, and logistics for aerospace and combat weapons systems.

Over the next several years, Saalex developed an excellent reputation, primarily with U.S. Navy customers, and the contract awards grew larger and longer. In 2005, Saalex won a coveted Award for Excellence from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA), a feat that the company would repeat multiple times.

In late 2010, Saalex bid on the Land and Sea Range Support Services (LSRS) contract, which was awarded in 2011. Due in part to that win, Saalex’s annual revenues multiplied from $5 million in 2010 to $30 million in 2012.

As Saalex continued to grow, so did its list of certifications and accolades. In 2014, Inc. 500/5000 recognized Saalex as one of the fastest-growing private companies at 816th place. In 2015, not only did Saalex cross an ocean to win the Pacific Missile Range Facility contract in Kekaha, HI, it traversed the country to open a new regional office in Rockledge, FL. By the end of 2016, Saalex increased its presence on Florida’s Space Coast with a subcontractor award to support NASA’s Launch Services Program over a nine-and-a-half-year period. In 2017, Saalex won NSWC Corona Division contract awards three times, followed by the Joint Range Technical Services contract as a major sub-contractor to the U.S. Air Force.

The year 2018 was a huge year for Saalex in terms of winning new contracts with NAVSEA SeaPort-NxG, the U.S. Navy SeaPort Ordnance Logistics Support Services at Seal Beach, CA, the U.S. Air Force Test Center Joint Technical Services II contract at China Lake and Point Mugu, and the Early Learning Coalition of Alachua County, FL.

Saalex Today and Looking Forward

After celebrating 20 years of business in 2019, the company won further recognition by making the Fortune Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America for the second time. Saalex was also presented with the Central Coast Best Places to Work award. The good news continued for all Saalex staff, with Saalex Corporation becoming an employee-owned business through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), as of July 2019.

Saalex’s management philosophy is that behind every successful person or company is a team. The success and growth of Saalex was created by building a cohesive, goal-oriented team with sound business practices. Over the last 20 years, Saalex has grown from a small to large business designation with nearly 650 employees by continuing to focus on strategic initiatives that serve commercial and defense industries while developing new government and municipal markets.

Editor’s Note: Photos of Travis Mack and various staff members are available at this link.

Saalex Corporation Announces New COO and Promotions

Rockledge, FL and Camarillo, CA (Oct. 7, 2019) – Saalex Corporation has announced the promotion of Garrison Thompson to the new position of Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, as well as the promotion of Robert Bezduch to Director of Programs. These role refinements are part of an ongoing growth strategy as Saalex transitions from a small to large company.

Prior to this promotion, Mr. Thompson served as Saalex’s Director of Process Improvement and Integration and was responsible for enterprise transformation initiatives. Mr. Thompson has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace/defense, systems development and commercial technology industries. He has led and planned infrastructure upgrades, software and hardware product deployments and strategic operations as a leader in Fortune 100 companies. Before joining Saalex, Mr. Thompson served as a program manager, vice president and business development leader, engaging with senior executives and flag officers as well as defining strategic solutions for technical services efforts. He has also served as Chief Engineer for numerous Army range training and Air Force space lift range systems modernization and sustainment contracts. In 2002, NASA awarded Mr. Thompson the agency’s highest recognition, the Space Flight Awareness Launch Honoree Award for STS 111. Mr. Thompson is a Project Management Professional, a Lean Six Sigma Certified Black Belt, ITILv3 Foundations Certified and a Cisco Certified Network Associate. He holds a B.S. (with Honors) in Aviation Management and an M.S. in Systems Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.

“I am excited to have Garrison in this role and utilize his 30-plus years of large prime experience in corporate operations,” said Travis Mack, Saalex President and CEO. “I look forward to his vision, guidance and insight on developing a first-rate large prime operating environment.”

As newly appointed Director of Programs, Robert (Bobby) Bezduch will bring his business acumen and 15 years of program management experience to this new role.
“Bobby’s ability to tackle hard problems, support his team’s efforts, and keep our customers happy is a calling card of his abilities,” Mr. Mack said.

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