Randy J. Slager
Randy J. Slager, CEO, chairman and founder of Catapult Technology Ltd., a Bethesda service-disabled veteran-owned information technology contractor to the federal government, recently won the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce’s Corporate Leader of the Year Award. Slager has been pivotal in the development of the Veteran Institute for Procurement Program with the chamber’s Community Foundation. The program provides training to veteran-owned businesses. Slager served in the U.S. Army after college, reaching the rank of major. A training accident injured his spine, essentially ending his Army career. Slager then worked with Sperry-Univac, the FBI, technology firms focused on systems engineering and management consulting support, and as a computer scientist/consultant for the Federal Aviation Administration. He then co-founded E&A, a management consulting and systems engineering firm, and later Catapult Technology.
Education: Bachelor degrees in computer science and psychology from the University of Utah; master’s degree in computer information systems from Boston University.
Resides in: Bethesda and Miami Beach
Daily commute: 10-15 minutes
Recent vacation: B&B in Kennebunkport, Maine
Hobbies: Historical collectibles (Victrola record players and other vintage mechanical gadgets), Corvettes, and classic cars.
Favorite books: George R.R. Martin fantasy fiction, Steve Barry suspense novels, other suspense fiction.
Most recently read: A Song of Ice and Fire series of epic fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin.
Favorite food: King crab legs
Favorite quotation: All my life, I have been telling my family, “Chase your dreams, only you can make them real.”
Michael Ziemba has joined the Hunt Valley office of McLean, Koehler, Sparks & Hammond as a senior manager of accounting and auditing services. Ziemba has 30 years of experience in public accounting with a heavy concentration in the construction, manufacturing and the wholesale industries. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration-accounting from University of Baltimore and is a CPA.