Herndon, VA-based ManTech International Corporation announced on December 13 that George Pedersen, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer, will transition from his day-to-day management role as chief executive officer to the role of executive chairman, effective January 1, 2018. In his new role as executive chairman, Pedersen will continue to guide the company’s overall strategy and direction, oversee the company’s M&A program, and facilitate other significant corporate activity. The company has promoted Kevin Phillips to serve as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2018.
Pedersen said, “I am extraordinarily pleased that Kevin is assuming the CEO position. He has always used his excellent leadership skills, sharp business acumen and steadfast commitment to mission to strengthen the company’s capabilities and achieve operational excellence. He brings the expertise, vision, and integrity we need for the continued growth and success of ManTech as it enters its fiftieth year.”
He added, “The success ManTech has enjoyed over this last year under Kevin’s stewardship is what I envisioned when we promoted him to the role of President in 2016. I fully expect that Kevin’s transition to his new role as Chief Executive Officer will be equally seamless and positive for the company. Please join me in welcoming him to his new role.”
Commenting on his appointment to chief executive officer, Phillips said, “I welcome the opportunity, and appreciate the trust that George and the rest of the Board of Directors have shown in me, to continue to build upon the success achieved under George’s leadership. It has been my privilege over the years to learn from one of the very best executives in our industry – a leader who helped establish a government services industry – that today is capable of supporting the increasing needs of our federal government customers. George co-founded ManTech nearly 50 years ago, taking on the risks and challenges to start up what is now an industry-leading company. George has received numerous recognitions throughout his career for his accomplishments. Most importantly, George’s sincerity in caring for our customers, our employees, and our country is unsurpassed. I am excited about continuing to work with George and the rest of ManTech’s employees to help our customers meet the mission requirements and challenges ahead.”
Pedersen will continue to serve as the chairman of the company’s board of directors. The board has also elected and appointed Phillips to serve on the board.