PAE Appoints Charles Peiffer as Chief Financial Officer, Karl Williams as Chief Operating Officer

April 09, 2014

ARLINGTON, Va., April 9, 2014 – PAE, a leading provider of integrated global mission services, today announced two new additions to its leadership team: Charles Peiffer as Chief Financial Officer and Karl Williams as Chief Operating Officer. “The addition of Charles and Karl to our leadership team brings great momentum to PAE as we begin the second quarter of the year,” said PAE CEO John Heller. “As recognized leaders in our industry, Charles and Karl will both play key roles in leading PAE’s continued growth and progress.”

As Chief Financial Officer, Charles Peiffer will report to CEO John Heller and will have overall responsibility of the company’s Finance and Accounting organizations, effective April 14. Prior to joining PAE, Charles served as the Senior Vice President and CFO at IAP Worldwide Services, where he was responsible for the operational and financial performance of the company; the development, assessment and integration of strategic plans; the evaluation of acquisition opportunities; and the integration of mergers and acquisitions among other responsibilities. Prior to his position at IAP, Charles served as Vice President of Finance and CFO at Fluid Technologies, an operating segment of ITT, and he held financial leadership roles at Avaya Communications, Lucent Technologies, AlliedSignal, Martin Marietta and General Electric. 

Karl Williams will take the role of Chief Operating Officer and oversee the company’s three business units, effective April 21. Before joining PAE, Karl served as the Vice President and General Manager of Engility’s $620M Engineering and Program Management Group, where he oversaw the management of over 1,000 separate contracts and task orders and over 2,400 employees and hundreds of subcontractors. Prior to that role, he served as Engility’s Business Controller and was responsible for the financial management of the company’s operational assets deployed worldwide. Karl has also served as Vice President of Harris Corporation’s Commercial Management Services, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Multimax, and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Vodium. Karl held several leadership positions within Lockheed Martin, Martin Marietta and General Electric, and he served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Army.

PAE is a leading provider of integrated global mission services to the U.S. government and its allied partners. For over fifty years, PAE has provided training, logistics, and operations and maintenance services to support complex missions for customers around the world. PAE currently employs approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries and is headquartered in Arlington, Va. 

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