Air Force Vet Mark Hughes Named ACT I CFO; Michael Niggel Comments

Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, has been appointed chief financial officer at Advanced Concepts and Technologies International.

He will oversee the Arlington, Virginia-based government acquisition support services provider’s programs, budgeting and strategic planning efforts as well as assess merger and acquisition opportunities, ACT I said Thursday.

Michael Niggel

Hughes’ “commercial and government contracting, business and financial acumen make him an invaluable addition to assist ACT I in executing our strategic goals,” ACT I CEO Michael Niggel said.

Hughes joined ACT I in 2000 as an executive consultant.

He continues to serve as a business and technical consultant on fighter weapons and space systems to the Air Force and intelligence community.

Hughes, a more than 40-year industry and military veteran, previously served as chairman of the board at Digital Fortress and held senior leadership positions at SunGard and Inflow.

During his 24-year military career, he served as a principal personal adviser to the Air Force undersecretary and helped lead satellite and aircraft acquisition efforts.

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