Accelera Solutions Names The Honorable Duane Andrews Chairman of the Board
FAIRFAX, Va., November 8, 2017— Accelera Solutions, Inc., an industry leader in cloud, technology modernization and digital transformation, announced today that the Honorable Duane Andrews has been named Chairman of the Board.
Mr. Andrews is a recognized leader in the Government services industry. He served as Chief Executive Officer of QinetiQ North America (QNA) from 2006 to 2013. Under his leadership, QNA acquired and integrated 15 companies and grew to over $1B in sales. Prior to joining QNA, Mr. Andrews was Chief Operating Officer of SAIC, a leading scientific, engineering and technology company. He joined SAIC in 1993 and during his 13-year career was a key architect in growing their Federal business from $1B to over $7B in revenue.
Mr. Andrews began his government career serving 10 years in the US Air Force, after which he joined the newly formed U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence serving 12 years as a professional staff member. As Assistant Secretary of Defense, Command Control Communications and Intelligence and as Chief Information Officer from 1989 to 1993, he supervised the intelligence, security, command and control, telecommunications and information technology programs of the Department of Defense. In these critical roles, Mr. Andrews directed six DOD agencies, including four combat support agencies.
His industry recognition has included the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s David Sarnoff Award, induction into the Post-Newsweek Information Resource Management Hall of Fame, as well as Executive Mosaic’s Washington 100. His civilian government awards include the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service and the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Board of Accelera Solutions, Mr. Andrews currently serves as Chairman of Global Integrity, Inc. and Smiths Detection, Inc. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Inmarsat Government and the Stimson Center.
Accelera’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Steve Weiss commented, “Accelera is honored to have Duane Andrews serve as our Chairman of the Board. Duane’s extensive experience and relationships across both government and industry will allow us to rapidly expand our service offerings and engage with new customers.”
“This is an exciting time for Accelera Solutions and it’s a privilege to be joining the Board,” says Mr. Andrews. “Accelera is an industry leader in several key information technology areas and I look forward to assisting the Board and the Accelera management team in identifying potential strategic acquisitions and growing the business to new heights.”
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Accelera Solutions is a leading provider of cloud, mobility, and virtualization solutions. With a focus on cloud services, end-user computing, and business continuity, Accelera provides professional consulting, staff augmentation, and full IT managed services. Customers include the Federal Government, state and local government, and commercial business throughout the United States.