CHANTILLY, Va., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Agilex Technologies, Inc. regrets to announce the passing of Robert E. LaRose, the company's CEO and co-founder. Mr. LaRose passed away unexpectedly January 11, 2010. The company extends its deepest condolences to Mr. LaRose's family.
"As a visionary leader, Bob was a once-in-a-lifetime inspiration to all of us," said Jay H. Nussbaum, Chief Operating Officer, Agilex Technologies, Inc. "He will be remembered for his tenacity, compassion and for the opportunities he helped shape for all of us. He will be missed tremendously and never forgotten."
Mr. LaRose was an exemplary business leader, creating and leading three companies recognized for their commitment to excellence while serving the nation's priorities. He was a strong advocate of the transformative power of innovation and technology. He believed passionately in his employees and associates, empowering them to consistently achieve significant accomplishments. He was also deeply committed to his community, which he served in a number of ways.
Mr. LaRose co-founded Agilex Technologies with Mr. Nussbaum in 2007. Previously, he had founded and led two successful IT services firm supporting the federal government. Advanced Technology, Inc. (ATI) grew to over 2,000 employees before being acquired by Emhart Corporation, a division of Black & Decker, in 1988. Subsequently, he founded Integic Corporation, which grew to over 600 employees and was honored with the Greater Washington Government Contractor (GovCon) Award as the Mid-sized Contractor of the Year in 2004. Integic was acquired by Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2005.
Mr. LaRose was also active in the community. He founded and led the Fairfax County Public Schools Education Foundation, where he was recognized by President Reagan for his efforts, which included helping to establish the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. He also founded the Integic Charitable Foundation, which supported causes benefiting women and children. In addition, he served on the Board of Trustees for a number of community organizations, including Elon University, James Madison University and the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women.
"Bob had a significant impact on a number of communities," said John Gall, Executive Vice President, Agilex Technologies. "In addition to his many charitable activities, he was an important mentor to many of the region's technology, business and government leaders. He helped to change the Washington region for the better."
Services for Mr. LaRose will be held at the Centreville United Methodist Church on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 1:30 PM EST. The services will be immediately followed by a reception at the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles in Chantilly, Va. from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.
About Agilex Technologies, Inc.
Agilex is an employee-owned enterprise application, solution, and advisory firm. Our noteworthy business and technology professionals offer innovative thinking on leveraging advanced technologies. We make it possible for our clients to optimize systems and exploit data to realize the value of information. Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Agilex has delivered significant results for an impressive list of clients throughout federal, state and local government, and within global 2000 corporations.
For more information, go to www.Agilex.com or call 1-888-3AGILEX.
SOURCE Agilex Technologies, Inc.