John Heller Named Chief Executive Officer of PAE
ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 19, 2013
ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --PAE, a leading provider of
integrated global mission services, has appointed John Heller as its Chief
Executive Officer. Mr. Heller, who will officially begin his new role with
PAE today, will focus on executing the strategic vision for building the
company into an industry-leading provider of services to the U.S. government.
"John has valuable experience, from successfully growing companies in the
government and commercial services market and from his service in the
military, that will benefit PAE as it continues to expand," said Paul Cofoni,
who serves as the Executive Chairman of the PAE Board of Directors. "He has a
deep respect for our customers' missions and will implement strategies that
will ensure the high quality of our services as we serve a broadening market."
"PAE has an excellent reputation with its customers and its employees, and I
look forward to helping the company continue its track record of success,"
said Mr. Heller. "I'm honored to lead this team of motivated employees who
support the critical missions of the U.S. government."
Mike Dignam, who has served as the President of PAE since 2010, will continue
in this role and report to Mr. Heller. Mr. Heller joins PAE from Engility
Corporation, where he has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating
Officer since January 2013, after the company was spun-off from L-3
Communications. Prior to this role, Mr. Heller served as President of the
Professional Support Services Division of L-3 Communications, a position he
accepted in April 2012 to support Engility's transition to operating as an
independent and publicly traded company. Before joining L-3, Mr. Heller held
several leadership positions at Harris Corporation, including President of
Harris IT Services and Vice President and General Manager of the division's
Department of Defense programs. He also served as President and Chief
Operating Officer of Multimax, Inc. and led its sale to Harris Corporation in
Mr. Heller is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and
received a master's degree in business administration from the University of
Pittsburgh. He 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.
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
For additional information, please visit our website: http://www.pae.com
Contact: Media, Meg Manthey, (703) 717-6175, Meg.Manthey@pae.com
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