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Deborah Beckworth Named an Altamira SVP as Operations Team Forms; Art Hurtado Comments

AltamiraAltamira Technologies Corp. has appointed several veterans from the intelligence community to the company’s operations team.

Near Infinity Corp. and Invertix Corp. merged to create Altamira, which provides engineering and analytics services to defense, intelligence and homeland security customers, Altamira said Tuesday.

Art Hurtado, Altamira president and CEO, said the executives bring national security experience to the company as it enters a new phase of growth.

Deborah Beckworth, a senior manager with Invertix since the winter of 2011, has been promoted to senior vice president for one of Altamira’s four largest business units.

She retired from the U.S. Army in 2006 and holds nearly 30 years of experience in the intelligence and corporate sectors, Altamira says.

Mark Greer, formerly acting chief information officer and deputy CIO at the Defense Intelligence Agency, has been appointed an SVP and business unit manager.

The retired Navy captain oversaw information technology and other management programs for DIA and the Defense Department‘s intelligence information system community.

Peter Kane will serve as VP and business unit manager of Altamira’s intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance portfolio and lead business at the company’s Dayton, Ohio office.

Ray Khuo, formerly a human resources director at QinetiQ North America, has joined Altamira as VP of HR.

The two-decade veteran led HR functions for QNA’s intelligence, civilian and cyber solutions business and also brings commercial sector experience to Altamira.

Gary Kedda, a 24-year public and private sector veteran, will serve as VP of finance and administration at Altamira after previously serving as both chief financial officer and chief operating officer at Near Infinity.

Kedda was responsible for Near Infinity’s day-to-day operations, human resources, contracts, cash management, financial reporting and budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning functions.

Mike Bergeron will lead an Altamira business unit based in Reston, Va. and retired from the intelligence community in April after 27 years in leadership positions that included overseas assignments.

Altamira says he helped create and implement a five-year information technology acquisition strategy.

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