CHANTILLY, Va., March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of TASC, Inc. has appointed David Langstaff, 56, chairman of TASC and former CEO of Veridian Corporation, to succeed Wood Parker, 63, as president and chief executive officer, effective March 14, 2011. Parker, who is retiring as chief executive, will assume the role of vice chairman of the board. Peter Marino, 69, current director, has been appointed chairman of the board.
"The board of directors and I are very pleased that David will lead us in this next phase of growth. He is a seasoned chief executive and proven leader in the technology and defense markets," says Wood Parker. "My role as vice chairman of the board will be an active one, working with David to strengthen our customer relationships, attract the market's best people to TASC and ensure that TASC cements its position as one of the leading defense and technology companies."
"Under Wood's leadership, TASC has achieved several important milestones, most importantly re-establishing TASC as an independent company," says David Langstaff. "The company is very well positioned for continued growth, building on its 45 years of success as a partner of choice for the U.S. government and as an inspiring employer of very talented people."
Langstaff became board chairman of TASC in December 2009 when TASC separated from Northrop Grumman Corporation. Previously, he was president, chief executive officer and director of Veridian Corporation, a position he held from the company's formation in 1997 until its sale to General Dynamics in 2003. During his tenure at Veridian, Langstaff built the company into a leading national security business. Currently he serves on a number of corporate and nonprofit boards. Langstaff is also a member of the Defense Business Board and chairs the Advisory Board of the Aspen Institute Business and Society Program.
Marino serves as consultant to numerous government agencies and private companies on defense and intelligence issues. He has held executive positions at Raytheon, Esystems, Inc., Fairchild Industries, Inc., Lockheed Electronics Company Inc. and the Central Intelligence Agency.
Founded in 1966, TASC, Inc. is a leading provider of advanced systems engineering, integration and decision-support services to the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government. For more than 40 years, TASC has partnered with our customers toward one goal—the success of their missions. Our broad portfolio of services includes mission operations, analysis and engineering; system and policy analysis; program, financial and acquisition management; enterprise engineering and integration; advanced concept and technology development; test and evaluation; independent verification and validation; and cybersecurity. With more than 5,000 employees in 40 locations, TASC generates $1.5 billion in annual revenue. For more information and career opportunities, visit our website at www.tasc.com.
Media Contact: Christine Nyirjesy Bragale, TASC Public Relations Manager, Christine.Bragale@TASC.com, (703) 653-5996.
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