NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Fitzgerald, president of BOSH Global Services (BOSH), has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2012 Virginia Minority Small Business Person of the Year. This award celebrates BOSH's rapid growth and many successes since its founding in 2003.
To win this honor, BOSH was evaluated on many criteria, including innovation in the face of adversity, community and charitable involvement, and revenue and employee growth. Under Fitzgerald's leadership, BOSH has grown to employ over 130 people in 20 domestic and international locations, and has won various awards in recognition of its rapid growth.
"This is not about me," Fitzgerald said. "Our high caliber employees, teamed with the incredible level of support we've received from the SBA, formed an extremely effective partnership. The SBA's 8(a) program gave us the level playing field we needed to demonstrate our capabilities to our prospective customers, and our employees did the rest."
Natalia Olson, SBA Regional Administrator for the Mid-Atlantic Region, presented the award during a presentation at the BOSH corporate headquarters in Newport News on Wednesday, November 7.
"I was a minority small business," Olson said, reflecting on her past experience founding a small company. "And it's really tough to get a company going. You have a lot of obstacles....but if you persevere, and keep the dream alive, I think that's admirable."
Jayne Armstrong, District Director for the SBA's Richmond District, was also in attendance.
"This is a very special award," said Armstrong. "Being recognized as Virginia's Minority Small Business Person...speaks volumes about the contributions [BOSH] is making, not only to the Virginia economy, but...to the military and the safety of the United States."
BOSH Global Services is an SBA-certified 8(a), veteran-owned company offering turnkey technical and operational support services. BOSH supports mission-critical unmanned systems, first responder communications networks, video distribution technology, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems. The company's core competencies include command and control systems operations and support, mission planning, hands-on technical and operational training, 24x7 communications and network support, ISR data analysis, lifecycle management, and flight operations, maintenance and training support. BOSH is ISO 9001:2008 registered. Visit www.boshgs.com for more information.
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