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.