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Amentum Announces John Heller as CEO; Chairman John Vollmer Quoted

Amentum announced on Thursday that John Heller, a six-time Wash100 Award recipient, has been named the new CEO for the company, effective March 28th. Heller will succeed current CEO John Vollmer, who has served in the role for Amentum since its inception in Jan. 2020. Vollmer will continue as the company’s chairman of the board.

”I am incredibly proud to have led Amentum during its first two critical years, and it has been a privilege to lead such a talented and dedicated workforce who care deeply about our customers and their success,” said Vollmer, a seven-time Wash100 Award winner.

Previously, Heller served as the CEO of PAE Inc. between Dec. 2013 and March 2021. Heller oversaw the company’s growth strategy, guiding PAE from $1.6 billion in revenue to more than $2.76 billion in revenue today. Under Heller’s leadership, the company secured several major acquisitions and attained superior performance and integrated adjacent capabilities.

Prior to his role at PAE, Heller was president of Professional Support Services for L-3 Communications. He also held the roles of senior vice president and COO with Engility Corporation.

”It is an honor to be asked to lead Amentum into the future,” said Heller.  “I look forward to building on the many accomplishments under John’s leadership and I am extremely excited about the opportunity to work together with Amentum’s over 50,000 employees to deliver value to our customers in one of the largest and fastest growing service companies in our industry.”

In his statement, Chairman John Vollmer also expressed his excitement to support John Heller as he takes over the wheel for Amentum and will continue to deliver the best solutions in the government contracting and federal sectors.

About Amentum

Amentum is a premier global services partner supporting critical programs of national significance across defense, security, intelligence, energy, and environment. Amentum draws from a century-old heritage of operational excellence, mission focus, and successful execution underpinned by a strong culture of safety and ethics.

Headquartered in Germantown, Md., Amentum employs approximately 57,000 people on all seven continents. Visit amentum.com to explore how Amentum delivers excellence for its customers’ most vital missions.

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