Bruce Samuelsen, formerly special adviser to Alion Science and TechnologyÂ CEO Bahman Atefi, has been promoted to chief operating officer at the McLean, Virginia-based government technology and engineering services contractor.
Alion Science said WednesdayÂ Samuelsen joined the company uponÂ its acquisition of naval architecture firmÂ John J. McMullen AssociatesÂ in 2005.
“Bruce has consistently been a trusted voice who balances extensive technical knowledge with outstanding business instincts, ” Atefi said.
“He has helped us break into new markets around the world, and his insight and experience are essential to helping Alion grow substantially over the next few years.”
Samuelsenâs appointment comes on the heels of other C-suite level executive appointments Alion Science made in recent months, such as the hiring of Christopher Zember as chief technology officer in early October and the recruitment of Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) veteran Kevin Cook as chief financial officer in June.