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DynCorp – Ballhaus resigns

Dyncorp International President and CEO Announces Departure, Successor Named

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (August 20, 2010) – DynCorp International (DI) today announced that Steve Gaffney will become the company’s chief executive officer and president effective August 25, 2010, the date that current CEO and president, Bill Ballhaus, has announced that he will resign.  Mr. Ballhaus, who joined the company in May 2008, will continue to serve on the company’s Board of Directors as vice chairman and has accepted a position as a strategic advisor to DI’s new parent, Cerberus Capital Management L.P.

“Over the past two years the DI team has accomplished great things: we redefined our core values, strengthened our leadership programs, entered new business sectors and expanded our global footprint,” said Mr. Ballhaus. “The company is now in a position of strength and, while I am stepping down from my day-to-day role, I look forward to remaining actively engaged in DI’s future through my involvement on the Board and as a senior advisor to its owners.”

Mr. Gaffney, who already serves as chairman of DI’s Board of Directors and will operate out of the company’s Falls Church headquarters, joins DI from IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. (IAP), where he has served as CEO since January 2009.

“Bill and I have worked closely together over the past several months, discussing the company’s operations, management and future.  I look forward to continuing to work with Bill in his role as a key strategic advisor and on the company’s Board,” said Mr. Gaffney. “He deserves a great deal of credit for expanding the company’s global footprint and establishing a solid foundation of corporate goals and core values that will guide the company’s future success.”

Mr. Gaffney has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the defense industry. In addition to his experience with IAP, he served as senior vice president of ITT Corporation and president of ITT Defense Electronics and Services. Mr. Gaffney was responsible for establishing ITT’s strategic direction as well as financial and operating performances. Under his leadership, the company grew more than 60 percent as Mr. Gaffney executed both organic and acquisition strategies. He also had responsibility for driving Lean Six Sigma and Operational Excellence across all of ITT.

Early in his career, Mr. Gaffney led business segments at Litton Industries, AlliedSignal and Smith Industries.  He earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Champion and Green Belt.

About DynCorp International

DynCorp International is a global government services provider in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives, delivering support solutions for defense, diplomacy, and international development. DI operates major programs in logistics, platform support, contingency operations, and training and mentoring to reinforce security, community stability, and the rule of law. DynCorp International is headquartered in Falls Church, Va. For more information, visit www.dyn-intl.com. (Click HERE for press release)

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  1. Comment by Keven Barnes:

    Yes, give him atta boy Ms Sparky.
    Under ITT Corporation, both he and CEO Steven Loranger were able to draw the largest corporate fine for Arms violations at $ 100 Million and were placed on a 5-year probation of which they are still serving with their friends the U.S. Army and the DOJ as their probation officers.


    Attorney General Brownlee on the subject


    Under Gaffney’s direction, American employees were trafficked to subcontractor KRH and their contracts replace with fraudulent contract that under-reported the American employee’s pay for the GMASS W52P1J05D0003.


    Under Gaffney and Loranger, ITT created a shell company that is not registered in the United States in order to be less responsible. Try to be out of reach.


    and then registered that shell in the Cayman Islands.


    So, beware DynCorp employees – Gaffney will change your contract and you will be under DFAR 252.222-7002, that the Local Labor Laws apply, and you will be walking around Taliban land to fight a labor claim because our Department of Labor don’t actually look after American workers – not when you really look at the fine print.

  2. Comment by KANG SC:

    This press release doesn’t show how badly Dyncorp’s U.S. Workers are being treated. They don’t paid for weeks , bad housing conditions and have TCNs that have fraudlent health forms. They hire KBR Flunkies like Sidney Bowski, Milton Hernandez, et al. into positions after being forced out.

  3. Comment by Perculator:

    This media statement seems to tell half the story at best. Check out a statement posted the same time by IAP. It’s clear Mr. Gaffney’s nose is growing longer and that the Dog Guarding the Gates of Hell (Cerberus the Secretive Wonderdog Owner) is planning to roll these two companeis together. But SHEER DISHONESTY REARS IT’S HEAD AGAIN WHEN IT COMES TO MR. GAFFNEY. It’s not a great start for Mr. Gaffney.

    • Comment by Ms Sparky:

      You mean this statement:

      August 20, 2010

      Robert L. Phillips Named President of IAP Worldwide Services, Inc.

      Cape Canaveral, FL – IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. (IAP) announced today that Robert L. Phillips will become the company’s President effective August 25, 2010. Steve Gaffney will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors for IAP.

      Phillips assumes his new role as President after serving the last three years leading IAP’s global Base Operations Support Services Business Area Team, which provides sustaining support for ongoing federal base operations in the U.S. and overseas. In his new position, Phillips will oversee all aspects of IAP’s day-to-day operations and will report directly to IAP’s Board of Directors.

      “Bob Phillips is an exceptionally accomplished leader with a wide-range of experience in directing large and complex facilities, construction, and infrastructure programs,” said Gaffney. “He has a proven track record and a thorough understanding of our customers’ needs, making him well-qualified to lead IAP.”

      Phillips joined IAP in 2007 after a distinguished 32-year career in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral. Prior to his role as Commander of the military’s elite fighting and construction force, the NAVY SEABEES, he served as Deputy Director of the Ashore Readiness Division on the Navy’s Staff in Washington, D.C. and as the Vice Commander/Deputy Chief of Civil Engineers of Naval Facilities Engineering Command. Additionally, he commanded Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe, Southwest, and Atlantic Divisions.

      A registered Professional Engineer, Phillips received a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a Master of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Phillips is a graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the Carnegie Mellon Executive Business Program.

      IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. is a leading international contractor providing global mission support for commercial industries, the Department of Defense and other U.S. government agencies. The company operates in three lines of business: Global Operations and Logistics, Base Operations Support Services, and Professional and Technical Services.

      IAP’s corporate headquarters is located in Cape Canaveral, Florida, and the company employs approximately 7,000 people at more than 120 locations worldwide. IAP’s website can be accessed at http://www.iapws.com.

  4. Comment by Ed J:

    I work for DI and can say I have been paid on time for the last five months. There is a lot of things I do not like but it is a job and yes the leadership does stink but I am just a small fish in the pond and work my butt off day in and day out.

  5. Comment by Ed J:

    I also just heard Angie Hamm is going home for good in about 28 days so that is a good thing for this company also.

  6. Comment by Forseti:

    Sloane out at SRA; new CEO named
    Nick Wakeman – Jul 22, 2011 – Just days after it closed a deal to be acquired by a private equity group, SRA International is bringing on a new CEO.

    The company named William Ballhaus as its new CEO and board member. Stanton Sloane, who held the post since April 2007, stepped down July 22 to pursue other interests.

    SRA founder Ernst Volgenau remains chairman of the board under the majority ownership of Providence Equity Partners, which closed its $1.9 billion deal earlier this week.

    Ballhaus, 43, previously served as CEO and president at DynCorp from May 2008 to August 2010. He also was president of the BAE Systems network systems, national security solutions and mission solutions businesses.

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