Catapult Technology, of Bethesda, a leading service-disabled veteran-owned information technology contractor to the federal government, has been named a Champion for Veterans in Procurement by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation, which runs the Veteran Institute for Procurement, a program that helps veteran-owned businesses strengthen their ability to win government contracts and do business with both military and civilian agencies. Barry Kane, president of Catapult Technology, worked to shape the institute’s program and curriculum, and taught its session on operational program controls.
Amber Bradford recently was named a director of communications by the Maryland Hospital Association. Before joining MHA, Bradford was a public relations senior account executive at gkv, a Baltimore-based marketing communications firm, where she managed day-to-day public relations for clients in the health care, consumer packaged goods, and professional services industries. Before that she was a public relations specialist at Carroll Hospital Center and an editor/reporter at the Harford Business Ledger and The Aegis. Bradford earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Salisbury University.
Array Information Technology, of Greenbelt, recently added two new executive team members: Richard (Rick) Perry will serve as vice president and general manager for civilian operations, and Jay Kalath will serve as vice president and general manager for national security operations and as chief technology officer. Perry has more than 35 years of experience, including 12 years experience as chief information officer of an $800 million company and service as the chief operating officer of a software company. He most recently was a general manager at Avaya Government Solutions and at Keane Federal Systems. Kalath previously was executive vice president at Astegic, and chief technology officer of Bart and Associates.
Michael A. Kijesky became vice president–research of Petroleum & Resources Corp. on April 1. Kijesky joined the Baltimore-based closed-end investment company in 2009 as a senior equity analyst with a focus on energy and basic materials stocks. Before then, he was a senior vice president/equity analyst with McHugh Associates. He has also been an equities analyst with Cutler & Co., a financial analyst with Air Products & Chemicals, and a process engineer with Rohm and Haas Co. Kijesky is a chartered financial analyst.