ARLINGTON, VA., November 12, 2015 - PAE CEO John Heller was named Executive of the Year (in the company greater than $300M category) at the 13th Annual Greater Washington GovCon Awards on Thursday, November 5.
"I am appreciative of and humbled by this recognition," said PAE CEO John Heller. "I accept this award on behalf of all members of the PAE workforce, who inspire me on a daily basis with the work they perform around the world to support our customers and in turn contribute to PAE's success."
As CEO of PAE, John has successfully executed the strategic vision for building the company into an industry-leading service provider for the U.S. government. Since joining PAE in December 2013, John has led major internal initiatives within the company to prepare for growth and improve efficiency, as well as aggressive external growth initiatives in the form of two acquisitions in 2015 that have significantly broadened the company's portfolio in the national security sector.
In addition to these accomplishments, John serves on the Business Alumni Association Board of Directors for the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh and was named a 2015 Distinguished Alumni Honoree. John also served as Chairman of the American Heart Association's 2014 Greater Washington Heart Walk and continues to serve on the Heart Walk Executive Leadership Team.
In addition to winning Executive of the Year award, John accepted the first ever GovCon award for Program of the Year, for PAE's response to the Ebola crisis. A video describing that work can be found on PAE's YouTube channel, along with other videos that highlight PAE's missions around the world.
PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. In its 60th year of business, PAE provides services in aviation, capacity building and stabilization, critical infrastructure, expeditionary logistics, identity and information management solutions, integrated security solutions, test and training ranges, and training solutions to support the complex missions of our customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.