Saalex Awarded Navy Seaport Next Generation Contract

Rockledge, FL and Camarillo, CA (Dec. 10, 2018) -- Saalex Corporation doing business as Saalex Solutions has been awarded the Navy Seaport Next Generation (SeaPort-NxG) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering support services and program management support services.

The Navy awarded multiple-award contracts (MACs) to businesses in locations across 46 of the 50 United States under the SeaPort-NxG contract vehicle. The government estimates approximately $5 billion of services per year will be procured through awards to special small business set-asides including service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB) such as Saalex Solutions.

“Our continued support of the Navy is extremely important to our growth. SeaPort-NxG allows us to remain a strong player within the Naval Sea Systems Command community,” said Travis Mack, President and CEO, Saalex.

About the Navy Sea Systems Command

The Naval Sea Systems Command is comprised of command staff, headquarters directorates, affiliated Program Executive Offices (PEOs) and numerous field activities. Together, they engineer, build, buy and maintain ships, submarines and combat systems that meet the Fleet's current and future operational requirements. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the largest of the Navy's five system commands. With a force of 74,000 civilian and military personnel, NAVSEA engineers, builds, buys and maintains the Navy's ships and submarines and their combat systems. To accomplish this, NAVSEA manages 150 acquisition programs and manages foreign military sales cases that include billions of dollars in annual military sales to partner nations.

About Saalex Solutions

Saalex Solutions is an Engineering and Information Technology Services company with core competencies is the areas of Test Range Operations and Management, Engineering and Logistics Services, Data Analytics/Business Intelligence Services and Information Technology Services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Solutions is a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned and Operated business headquartered in Camarillo, California. Learn more at www.Saalex.com.

Saalex Solutions Hires New Business Development Manager

Rockledge, FL and Camarillo, CA (Nov. 5, 2018) -- Saalex Solutions, Inc., an Engineering and Information Technology Services company, has recently hired Michael Parente as Business Development Manager in San Diego, CA. Mr. Parente brings over 25 years of leadership, program management and business development experience in both public and private sectors. He has founded and co-founded several companies in the areas of Information Technology, C4ISR, Cyber Security, IoT, Mobile Health (mHealth) and a non-profit supporting veterans severely affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

A Navy Veteran, Mr. Parente encompasses a deep relationship with the Department of the Navy and extends throughout the defense community within San Diego and across the US.

As a member of the Board of Directors for the San Diego Chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), and Chairman for the Department of the Navy Gold Coast Small Business Procurement Conference, Mr. Parente provides leadership, direction and mentorship to the Chapter and its members while serving SPAWAR, the Department of the Navy Office of Small Business and thousands of small, medium and large defense contractors worldwide.

Originally from the Midwest, Mr. Parente was transplanted to sunny San Diego as a result of his first Navy orders to serve on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63).

“We’re glad to have Michael Parente sharing his strong ties with the Navy and defense community in San Diego and across the US with the Saalex Solutions team,” said Travis Mack, President and CEO, Saalex. “His program management and business development experience will contribute a lot to continuing Saalex’s success.”

About Saalex Solutions

Saalex Solutions, Inc. is an Engineering and Information Technology Services company with a focus on Test Range Operations and Management, Engineering and Logistics Services, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Services and Information Technology Services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Solutions, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned and Operated business headquartered in Camarillo, California. Learn more at www.Saalex.com.

Saalex Solutions Announces New Staff and Promotions

Rockledge, FL and Camarillo, CA (Oct. 22, 2018) -- Saalex Solutions, Inc., an Engineering and Information Technology Services company, has newly appointed Victor Melendez to the position of Director of Human Resources (HR) and announced several other staff promotions. Mr. Melendez is responsible for strategic staffing, compensation, benefits, training and development and budgeting as well as developing the culture of a talent-rich, diverse staff.

Mr. Melendez formerly owned International Consulting Associates since 2009. His HR background has been in Government, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Technology, Medical Device, Merchant Application Services, Airline Industries Food/Beverage, retail and entertainment organizations with over 30 years of experience. Mr. Melendez is a strategic and tactical HR and operations adviser, coach and mentor for all levels of organizations and a subject matter expert as an architect of HR structures from start-ups, reorganizations, acquisitions and divestitures which includes multi-site, multi-state and international locations. He holds an MA in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior and a BA in Business Management.

Other promotions are:

Susanne Kuracz, Director of Finance and the Program Management Office. Ms. Kuracz has been with Saalex for three years as Controller and has over 28 years in the defense industry.  She is responsible for accounting, proposal pricing including cost narratives, and program financial management.  Prior to joining Saalex, she was with Northrop Grumman and DRS Technologies.  She holds a BA in Finance from Michigan State University.

Tunary Chap, Director of Proposals. Tunary Chap, a certified Proposal Management Professional, is leading Saalex’s Proposal and Marketing day-to-day efforts. She has been with Saalex for over six (6) years and has greatly contributed to over $650 million dollars in proposal wins for the company. Prior to being appointed Director of Proposals, Ms. Chap served in various proposal and marketing positions and executed many functions from the ground up, where she provided strong organization, team-building, and great attention-to-detail. Ms. Chap holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from UCLA with an emphasis on American Politics. She volunteers at her local Operation Gratitude monthly assembly days.

Jaime Dempsey, Director of Contracts. Jaime Dempsey has been with Saalex for 1.5 years as the Contracts Manager, and more than 18 years in the federal contracting field.  Ms. Dempsey is responsible for the negotiation and administration of all contracts and subcontracts, in addition to many other responsibilities related to contracting. Prior to joining Saalex, she was a Contracting Officer at NASA for 17 years.  At NASA Ms. Dempsey worked on the Space Shuttle Program, Commercial Crew Program and the Expendable Launch Vehicle Program.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Central Florida and a Master’s Degree in Contract and Acquisition Management from Florida Institute of Technology.

“I’m happy to welcome Victor Melendez, with his seasoned HR experience, to the Saalex team,” said Travis Mack, President and CEO, Saalex. “His appointment and our other staff promotions mean a lot to the continued success of the company.”

About Saalex Solutions
Saalex Solutions, Inc. is an Engineering and Information Technology Services company with a focus on Test Range Operations and Management, Engineering and Logistics Services, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Services and Information Technology Services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Solutions, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned and Operated business headquartered in Camarillo, California. Learn more at www.Saalex.com.

Saalex Solutions to Participate in Space Coast Games Event

Rockledge, FL (Oct. 29, 2018) -- Saalex Solutions, Inc., an Engineering and Information Technology Services company, will participate in the first annual Space Coast Games on Saturday, Nov. 3 at NASA’s Kennedy Athletic, Recreation & Social (KARS) Park near Kennedy Space Center. The Boeing Company is the primary host of the Games with support from NASA. Saalex is part of NASA’s Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support (ELVIS) contractor team, joining employees from a.i. solutions, Perspecta, and NASA.

Team ELVIS players and volunteers will compete with other aerospace industry teams in a variety of games including Kickball, Relay Race, Cornhole, Dodgeball, Tug of War, Trashcan Pong and Ultimate Frisbee. More information about the Games is at: https://www.facebook.com/spacecoastgames

The event also features support to the National Veterans Homeless Center, with participants asked to bring donation items for homeless vets. Items will be distributed at the 23rd Annual Central Brevard Stand Down for Homeless Veterans event on Jan. 26, 2019. More at veteransmemorialcenter.org.

“I'm excited to see a team-spirited event like this happening in the NASA contractor community and that Saalex employees are a part of it. Even better is that there is a charitable aspect where we can donate to help our local military veterans whom Saalex actively supports,” said Travis Mack, President and CEO, Saalex.

About Saalex Solutions

Saalex Solutions, Inc. is an Engineering and Information Technology Services company with a focus on Test Range Operations and Management, Engineering and Logistics Services, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Services and Information Technology Services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Solutions, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned and Operated business headquartered in Camarillo, California. Learn more at www.Saalex.com.

Saalex Solutions Promotes Randall Wheeler to CFO

Camarillo, CA (Oct. 17, 2018) -- Saalex Corporation, an Engineering and Information Technology Services company, has promoted Randall Wheeler to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), reporting directly to President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Travis Mack. In his role, he will be responsible for overseeing the Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources and Contracts Departments, as well as leading strategic planning and corporate development efforts.

Randall Wheeler has served as Director of Finance at Saalex since 2004. Prior to starting with Saalex, he spent 15 years as a Controller in large public companies and Department of Defense contractors. Randall has guided the financial needs of Saalex as it has grown from a few employees in 2004 to more than 600 employees today. Randall has been named to the Pacific Coast Business Times’ annual list of Who’s Who in CFOs, Controllers, and Financial Executives multiple times. He graduated from Portland State University in 1987 with a BS in Business Administration and Accounting and is a Certified Management Accountant. Randall is a member of the Rotary Club and served as club President during 2009-2010.

“Randy has been vital in helping Saalex grow to the successful company it is today, his financial acumen is 2nd to none.” said Travis Mack, President and CEO, Saalex. “His government contracting experience and industry knowledge are great assets that are invaluable to his new duty of mergers and acquisitions.”

About Saalex Solutions

Saalex Solutions, Inc. is an Engineering and Information Technology Services company with a focus on Test Range Operations and Management, Engineering and Logistics Services, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Services and Information Technology Services. Founded in 1999 by Travis Mack, Saalex Solutions, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned and Operated business headquartered in Camarillo, California. Learn more at www.Saalex.com.

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