Gerri Markota Promoted To Director Of Program Operations

Camarillo, CA and Ridgecrest, CA (November 7, 2022) – Saalex Corporation today announced Ms. Gerri Markota is promoted to Director of Program Operations. Ms. Markota has served Saalex as Program Manager for our ESS, Machine Shop and DITAC contracts where she managed those contracts in support of government initiatives including training range systems, hardware/software development, field engineering, engineering services and logistics. Each contract required the management and oversight of multiple technical task orders, adherence to applicable documents, and monthly data/deliverables.

The changes were made to ensure Saalex meets the increased management demands it is experiencing with its tremendous growth.

“We are really excited to promote Gerri into the Director’s role as she has contributed so much to Saalex. Her leadership style, approach to customer service, and dedication to the Saalex mission make her stand out as the right choice to influence appropriate change to meet our strategic goals,” said Robert Bezduch, President of Saalex Corporation. “Gerri’s promotion not only fills a critical gap in our leadership infrastructure, but also increases our corporate presence in Ridgecrest. We have supported China Lake and the Ridgecrest community for over 20 years and remain dedicated to its growth and continued success.”

“I am excited and thankful for the opportunity to support Saalex as the Director of Program Operations,” said Markota. “I look forward to working with the team at Saalex to expand our footprint and continue to provide outstanding products and services to our customers.”

Markota, who has been employed by Saalex for six years, has 45+ years of experience and in-depth understanding of the program management organization and challenges. As the new Director of Program Operations, she now is responsible for leading the capture in China Lake and Point Mugu with a focus on NAVAIR work for NAWCWD and NAWCAD and execution of multiple multi-million-dollar contracts in CONUS and OCONUS locations for Navy, Army, Air Force, and NASA, with a focus on test range operations and management, engineering and logistics services, cybersecurity, and IT services. She is also responsible for contract organic growth to increase staffing levels.


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.

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