Saalex Solutions Awarded Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division Technical, Engineering, and Logistics Support Recompete Contract

Camarillo, CA (April 29, 2022) – Saalex was recently awarded the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Corona Division Technical, Engineering, and Logistics Support (TELS) recompete contract. Saalex will continue to provide Technical, Engineering, and Logistics support services to the Range Systems (RS) Department located at Norco, California. The contract was awarded Wednesday, April 27, 2022, and is valued at $44 million.

Saalex President, Robert Bezduch, said: “We are truly elated with the opportunity to continue building and cultivating the relationship with NSWC Corona. Saalex has partnered with the NSWC Corona Team on three contracts supporting their critical mission requirements, ensuring operational readiness for the warfighter. This is an important contract for us, extending beyond the obvious business rewards. Saalex is an organization deeply rooted in military service and we are dedicated to the critical mission of enhancing combat readiness and plan to support the NSWC Corona mission for years to come.”

NSWC Corona is a Naval Sea Systems Command activity that provides the Navy with independent assessment and war fighter support. Their mission is to provide transparency to warfighting readiness through data analytics and assessment, engineering the Fleet's Live-Virtual-Constructive training environment, and assuring the accuracy of measurements. The RS Department’s mission includes engineering, planning, acquisition, integration, installation, testing, operation, configuration control, system replacement, restoration, modernization, sustainment, and maintenance support for fixed and portable land-based, airborne and shipboard telecommunications, scoring, and other range infrastructure and instrumentations systems.

About Saalex Corporation

Saalex Corp. is a federal services contractor providing core competencies in the areas of test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and IT services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Corp is a service-disabled veteran-owned business headquartered in Camarillo, CA.

Learn more at www.saalex.com.

Saalex ELVIS 3 Team to Support SpaceX Crew-4 Launch

Camarillo, CA and Rockledge, FL (April 13, 2022) – Saalex Corporation’s ELVIS 3 launch team is providing launch technical integration support for the upcoming Crew-4 SpaceX launch, scheduled for April 20 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission will take four crew members to the International Space Station (ISS).

The crew will spend its time on the ISS conducting scientific studies, living and working as part of Expeditions 67 and 68 of the orbiting laboratory. Crew-4 will be NASA's Commercial Crew Program's fourth crew rotation trip with SpaceX, and its fifth crewed flight overall, including the Demo-2 flight test.

The Crew-4 will be carried into orbit on a Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket, which will be making its 91st launch. Developed by SpaceX, the Falcon 9 is a two-stage rocket capable of delivering satellites and the Dragon spacecraft safely into orbit.

The ELVIS 3 team has supported several previous SpaceX missions in the past year, providing critical engineering, programmatic and technical support for each of the launches.

“The Saalex launch team continues to perform flawlessly for every space mission it supports, helping to make space flight almost a routine activity,” said Robert Bezduch, President of Saalex. “But of course, every mission is an amazing adventure, demonstrating the incredible innovation of our nation’s space launch capability, and the ingenuity of the team behind it. We are so proud to be a part of these missions.”

 

 

About Saalex Corporation

Saalex Corp. is a federal services contractor providing core competencies in the areas of test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and IT services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Corp is a service-disabled veteran-owned business headquartered in Camarillo, CA. Learn more at www.saalex.com.

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Saalex Corporation Announces Executive Leadership Changes

Camarillo, CA, (March 16, 2022) – Saalex Corporation today announced several executive leadership changes, Travis Mack will become the Chairman & CEO, Randy Wheeler will be promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Robert Bezduch will be promoted to President of Saalex. Mack, who founded Saalex, was previously President and CEO, Wheeler was VP/Chief Financial Officer and Bezduch was formerly the Director of Program Operations. The company also named Thomas Rossi Chief Operating Officer of Netsimco.

The changes were made to ensure Saalex meets the increased management demands it is experiencing with its tremendous growth. Yesterday, the company announced it acquired NetSimco, significantly expanding the size of the organization. Saalex now has close to 700 employees in offices around the world.

“Saalex is growing at an incredible pace, and it is paramount that we grow our executive leadership team as well to continue driving the growth of a $100 million dollar organization,” said Travis Mack, Chairman & CEO, Saalex Corporation. “I have tremendous confidence in promoting Robert to President of Saalex, as he is uniquely skilled in dealing with both people, technical, and programmatic matters. He will concentrate on the day-to-day management needs of the company, which will enable Randy and I to allocate more time to strategic and tactical growth planning. This is essential as Saalex continues its journey to becoming one of the largest employee-owned government and DoD contractors in the industry.”

“I am very excited and thankful for this opportunity and appreciate Travis entrusting and believing in me to run this organization,” said Bezduch. “I’ve loved this company from the first day I was hired on, because of the people and corporate culture. We have a fantastic team of Directors that truly care about the Saalex mission, and have incredible work ethics. Our recent acquisition certainly presents new challenges and opportunities. I am confident that this team will rise to the occasion as always, and I look forward to the great things we can achieve.”

Bezduch, who has been employed by Saalex for five years, has nearly 30 years of program management experience and over 30 years of combined experience as an active duty Army intelligence officer and federal contractor. Wheeler who has been extremely instrumental in the company’s growth has guided the company’s financial needs since 2004.

About Saalex Corporation

Saalex Corp. is a federal services contractor providing core competencies in the areas of test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and IT services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Corp is a service-disabled veteran-owned business headquartered in Camarillo, CA. Learn more at www.saalex.com.

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Latest acquisition puts Saalex in a new league of federal contractors

By Jorge Mercado Monday, April 4th, 2022 | Pacific Coast Business Times 

https://www.pacbiztimes.com/2022/04/04/latest-acquisition-puts-saalex-in-a-new-league-of-federal-contractors/

Camarillo-based Saalex Solutions graduated from its status as a small business a couple of years ago, leaving it unable to bid on the type of federal contracts that helped the company grow over the past two decades.

Now, the company has shifted focus, with acquisitions like Rhode Island-based Netsimco — in a $30 million deal announced March 16 — to help it compete on a larger stage.

“We saw the need to grow rapidly because we were basically a small large business, and we need to be a larger large business in order to be able to afford the resources necessary to compete against Northrop Grumman and the Boeings of the world,” Saalex CFO Randy Wheeler told the Business Times. “This growth through acquisition was important in order to continue the growth of the company and propel us to the next level.”

Saalex is an information technology company for government and defense clients, founded in 1999 by CEO Travis Mack.

The company's acquisition of Netsimco will allow it to reach annual recurring revenue of $100 million. For context, Wheeler said the company generated about $5 million in revenue in 2010, and has shown “consistent growth” to reach the $100 million mark.

In a sense, Wheeler said, Saalex has been “the victim of its own success.” In 2017, he recalled the team discussing a large contract the company held that would be up for re-competing within the next year.

“If we didn't win that contract, it would be devastating to the company,” Wheeler said.

Saalex put together a strategy to “aggressively” bid for new contracts, in case it needed to replace the large one that was up for renewal. Instead, the company won the re-compete on the large contract, and also won nine new contracts in a row, which took it out of the category of companies that can compete for federal contracts set aside for small businesses.

Some of the contracts Saalex won in 2017 and 2018 will come up again soon, and Saalex will no longer be able to bid on them as the primary contractor.

That is why since 2019, Saalex's main focus is to grow through mergers and acquisitions.

“There needs to be apprehension in anything that you do, nothing is guaranteed,” Mack said. “But I'm jazzed because honestly I think the folks that are behind me and Randy are actually better at executing the strategy than Randy and myself are.”

Wheeler said after the Netsimco acquisition, Saalex will be building up its reserves for another acquisition — hopefully one more within “the next year or so,” he said. “In the aerospace and defense vertical, size and scale gives you advantages. You have resources that you can utilize in order to put yourself in a position to bid more opportunities or maybe position yourself correctly,” Mack said. “You don't just wake up and become efficient at bidding and proposing. It requires resources, and scale gives you those additional resources that you need to compete.”

The goal each year is to win enough contracts to replace the backlog left from the previous year, Wheeler said, adding that the company “burned off” about $100 million since last year, something it is looking to make up in fiscal year 2022.

Saalex now has about a dozen active contracts. Its acquisition of Netsimco will bring the company to around 700 employees nationwide, as Mack confirmed the company's goal is to keep everyone from Netsimco on during the transition.

A few days after announcing the acquisition, Saalex also announced the promotion of Wheeler to executive vice president, along with his current CFO position. Wheeler has been with the company since 2004 and described himself as the “glass half-empty” person, while Mack is the “glass half-full” type of personality.

“Randy and I have been together for a long, long, long time and we do disagree. He tells me the unvarnished truth and sometimes you don't want to hear that,” Mack said. “But I think what I've been able to do is to listen, and we're always able to get to the middle of the road, which is important. He comes from a different perspective than I come from, and both perspectives are needed.”

Robert Bezduch was promoted to president of Saalex, a position Mack held for 22 years.

The importance of this move, Mack said, is that it allows him to relinquish that role of day-to-day operations, “so we can strategically look at what we need to be, where we need to be and how we are going to get there over the next three to five years.”

Saalex Corporation Acquires IT Services Company Netsimco for $30 Million, Grows to $100 Million Company

Acquisition Greatly Expands Saalex’s IT Core Capabilities in the DoD Space

Camarillo, CA, and Middletown, RI (March 15, 2022) – Saalex Corporation today announced the acquisition of Middletown, RI-based Netsimco, a leading IT services and tech support provider. The transaction significantly scales Saalex’s offerings and provides it with expanded capabilities in the aerospace and DoD markets. The acquisition of Netsimco, a $30 million company, will grow Saalex to a $100 million annual revenue organization. Specific financial terms of the transaction are not being released.

Netsimco was founded in 1999, and has grown to become a leading provider of information technology support, IT services, and past performance for aerospace and defense organizations. The company has a long history of providing advanced technology solutions - on-time and under budget - to its military and government customers.

“This acquisition is part of a long-term growth strategy we have put in place to significantly grow our business to become one of the largest employee-owned IT services providers in the DoD space,” said Travis Mack, President and CEO, Saalex Corporation. “Netsimco has unrivaled credibility with information tech support and past performance for its defense customers, and we are thrilled to bring that expertise and those capabilities into Saalex.”

Under terms of the transaction, Netsimco becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Saalex, and its executive leadership will stay on with the company through the transition. Employees of Netsimco will be able to participate in the company’s employee-ownership plan. No staffing reductions are planned.

 About Netsimco

Formed in 1999, Netsimco is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business specializing in warfare analysis, information technology, war game support, and advanced modeling and simulation. Netsimco has extensive experience in Operational Level of War training and education. In the past six years, Netsimco has experienced 20% annual growth and has over 180 employees in four states.

About Saalex Corporation

Saalex Corp. is a federal services contractor providing core competencies in the areas of test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and IT services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Corp is a service-disabled veteran-owned business headquartered in Camarillo, CA. Learn more at www.saalex.com.

 

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