PAE CEO John Heller Receives Fifth Wash100 Award From From Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic

Jeff Brody

Jim Garrettson, founder and CEO of Executive Mosaic, presented John Heller, chief executive officer of PAE, his fifth Wash100 Award as a part of the 2020 selection on Thursday. 

Executive Mosaic recognizes Heller for his business ventures, for creating new partnerships and influence within the government contracting (GovCon) marketplace. Heller has continued to influence the GovCon sector by leading PAE through multi-billion dollar contracts. 

Most notably, Heller has led bids for the company to obtain a ten-year, $82 billion contract from the U.S. Army. PAE was one of four companies selected to compete for military logistics support task orders. 

Heller helped the company win a spot on the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program V (LOGCAP V). PAE competed for $43.9 million in orders for government community services under the program. The company will continue to work on the task orders through  April 2029.

Heller also helped PAE obtain a position on a potential $12.6 billion U.S. Navy contract vehicle for military aircraft support services in Jan. 2019. PAE is one of 19 companies holding positions on the Contracted Maintenance, Modification, Aircrew and Related Services (CMMARS) contract. 

Heller has also assisted PAE’s capacity through his strong leadership and business ventures. Most notably, Heller supervised PAE’s acquisition of Gores Holdings III, with approximately $1.55 billion in initial enterprise value. The merger deal is expected to conclude in the first quarter of 2020.

“This transaction will strengthen our capacity to deliver the most valuable, innovative services to our customers and expand into new national security markets,” said Heller. The merger will help grow the company’s equity and expand its reach. 

Additionally, Heller, alongside fellow Wash100 award recipients Roger Krone and Carey Smith,  has been elected to serve in a key leadership position on the Professional Services Council's (PSC) board of directors throughout 2020.

Executive Mosaic commends PAE and John Heller for his 2020 Wash100 Award. Heller’s expertise and strong leadership have elevated him to be one of the most significant figures throughout the GovCon sector.  

About Wash100 

The Wash100 Award, now in its seventh year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.

Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2020 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2020.

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