Executive Mosaic is pleased to introduce John Vollmer, CEO of Amentum, as a 2021 Wash100 Award recipient, the most significant award of consequence to the government contracting (GovCon) sector, for his leadership in establishing ‘Amentum’ in the federal market and driving its significant growth through major contract awards and key acquisitions.
This marks Vollmer’s sixth Wash100 Award win as well as his fifth consecutive in the highly prestigious eight year history of the award. Throughout 2020, Amentum saw growth in its government footprint through key strategic moves such as industry partnerships and continued opportunities in the civilian and defense sectors.
“Since emerging as a driving force following AECOM’s acquisition of URS and installing John Vollmer and the current senior team, the company has enhanced its offerings and brought its business to the next level,” said Jim Garrettson, CEO of Executive Mosaic and founder of the Wash100 Award.
John Vollmer, a six-time winner of the coveted Wash100 Award has continued the impressive rollup of Dyncorp, the rebranding and name change to Amentum as well as his impressive performance for their owner Lindsay Goldberg. We expect John to continue driving the accelerating footprint of Amentum’s growing dominance within the government services sector.”
Following AECOM’s management services group being acquired by Lindsay Goldberg and American Securities in 2019, the company was made to rebrand and launch the business unit under the name ‘Amentum’ to operate as an independent company with more than 20,000 professionals working to offer mission support, information technology and intelligence services to federal clients.
“Amentum builds upon a 116-year heritage of safety, operational excellence and delivering on our promises and honoring our commitments,” said Vollmer.
Vollmer also explained that Amentum seeks to build on its existing presence in the intelligence sector prior to its spin-off from AECOM.
“We have to differentiate ourselves with better solutions, better processes, better technology,” he noted. “If we leverage that into our domain knowledge, that will be a game-changer.”
Most notably, Amentum officially acquired DynCorp International in Nov. 2020 to expand Amentum’s workforce to 34,000 across 105 countries and expand its growth into new markets, accelerate capabilities, and further Amentum’s offering of differentiated solutions to its customers’ missions.
“The enhanced size, scope, and footprint of the combined organization will help ensure sustained delivery excellence to our customers and allow us to pursue transformational opportunities in the market,” noted Vollmer.
After the acquisition was made public in Sept. 2020, Vollmer spoke with ExecutiveBiz regarding the acquisition and its impact on Amentum. He emphasized that the company was looking to prove itself to the federal market as a big-time player with the capacity to execute growth strategies.
He added that Amentum’s combination with DynCorp will provide a broader reach and expanded opportunities that will also support employees.
“When we became Amentum, we began that discussion with Dyncorp,” said Vollmer “We understand the business, and for the past eight months, Amenutm has performed wildly past expectations. We’ve had a really good year. We’re seeing an increased demand on acquisitions.
We looked at the combination of DynCorp and Amentum, which provides an incredible acceleration in key markets, as a merged organization. It puts us in leading positions because the pipeline of opportunities is never ending.”
In addition, Amentum created other opportunities for itself to grow its reach and position in the federal space as well as expand its capabilities over its first year. For instance, Amentum announced in Sept. 2020 that its Washington River Protection Solutions joint venture secured a $725 million award to continue providing maintenance services in support of nuclear cleanup efforts at the Department of Energy’s Hanford site in Washington state.
Amentum’s D2R Services JV also won a spot on the DOE’s potential $3 billion contract to perform deactivation, decommissioning and removal services at legacy nuclear facilities across the nation.
Savannah River Remediation, an industry group headed by Amentum, also received a $630 million award from the DOE to extend cleanup work at the department’s Savannah River Site in South Carolina in October 2020.
The same month, Amentum partnered with BWX Technologies to continue disposing transuranic radioactive waste at a DOE facility in New Mexico under a $296 million contract. The Nuclear Waste Partnership also includes subcontractor Orano.
Executive Mosaic congratulates Amentum and John Vollmer on his 2021 Wash100 Award. John possesses leadership and vision that has established Amentum as a major player in the federal and GovCon space very quickly and his drive for the company is to continue that momentum for the rest of 2021 and beyond.
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