LinQuest names Timothy Dills as president and CEO
LinQuest Corporation of Chantilly, VA announced on March 4 Timothy Dills as its new chief executive officer and president.
Dills’ appointment follows LinQuest’s acquisition by Madison Dearborn Partners and CoVant Management and will provide new executive leadership focused on continuing the company’s superior performance as well as capitalizing on its future growth opportunities. As enhancing and protecting national security space capabilities continues to be a U.S. priority, Dills will lead a broadened corporate development strategy to pursue opportunities that bring new market access and capabilities to the company, expand its customer base, attract and retain top talent, and increase engagement with all stakeholders.
“It’s a privilege to be named LinQuest’s CEO. I look forward to helping the company reach the next level while expanding opportunities for our greatest asset – our employees,” said Dills. “I believe in transparent leadership fueled by honesty and trust. I am particularly pleased that there is clear customer trust in LinQuest and incredible talent to advance our customers’ critical missions.”
Dills was previously president of Scitor Corporation. Having joined the company in 1989 and becoming its president in 2008, he helped Scitor grow to be a $600M business. Following Scitor’s sale to SAIC, Dills remained with the company for more than a year to support a successful transition. While at Scitor, he also led the successful acquisition and integration of Kinsey Technical Services, Inc. (KTSi), as well as Intelligence Community related assets acquired from General Dynamics.
“We have selected an individual to lead LinQuest who has proven leadership skills, an appreciation for our culture, an understanding of our domain, customers and their missions, and a team-oriented management style,” said Joseph Kampf, chairman of LinQuest’s board of directors, and chairman and chief executive officer of CoVant. “Tim’s experience, industry background and leadership qualities will be essential in guiding LinQuest as we move into the next phase and prepare for a robust future.”
Dills will be located at LinQuest’s Chantilly, VA office.