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Amentum Names Leaders of 3 Businesses Within National Security Group

Amentum has named leaders who will lead the three businesses within the national security group that the company is forming as part of a restructuring move by CEO John Heller, a six-time Wash100 Award recipient who took the helm of the Germantown, Maryland-based defense contractor in late March, Defense Daily reported Monday.

Today, I am announcing the leaders of each of these three businesses [within National Security], as well as our business development organization leader,” Mark Whitney, president of environment and energy at Amentum, wrote in a Thursday memo obtained by the publication.

Laine Klein, who currently serves as senior vice president and sector lead overseeing Amentum’s work for the intelligence sector, will head the intelligence segment. The business merges the company’s intelligence community work with that of PAE, which was acquired by Amentum in February.

Jim Blankenhorn, a more than 30-year industry veteran and current SVP of Amentum’s technical services business, will lead the company’s environment and security business, which is responsible for contracts with the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Defense and related agencies that deal with nuclear management remediation, nonproliferation, countering weapons of mass destruction, project management and other areas. 

David Batters will continue to oversee Amentum’s international business, which includes the U.K. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and U.K.’s Atomic Weapons Establishment. Batters previously served as group chief financial officer and main board director at the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Jeff Kerridge, SVP of business development for environment and energy at Amentum and a 38-year industry veteran, will serve as business development leader for the company’s national security group.

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