Director, Corporate Communications
AMERICAN SYSTEMS Appoints Hyuk Byun to VP/GM of Professional Services, Pete Pflugrath to VP/GM of Custom Solutions
Integrator Appoints Seasoned Experts to Leadership Roles to Support Company Collaboration
September 16, 2013 — Chantilly, Va. — AMERICAN SYSTEMS, a leading provider of federal IT and engineering services and solutions and one of the top 100 employee-owned companies in the U.S., today announced the appointment of two AMERICAN SYSTEMS executives: Hyuk Byun to Vice President/General Manager of Professional Services and Pete Pflugrath to Vice President/General Manager of Custom Solutions. The promotions reflect the company's spirit of rewarding strong leadership and encouraging collaboration between the company's offering groups in order to better serve customers.
AMERICAN SYSTEMS' employee-owners are central to both the success of the company and to meeting customers' mission-focused needs. As a result, AMERICAN SYSTEMS prioritizes promoting talent from within, whenever possible, and creating a collaborative environment in which to share knowledge between the company's offering groups. These new appointments enable both the Professional Services and Custom Solutions teams to benefit from new ideas generated across the company.
"Hyuk and Pete exhibit the innovative thinking, customer dedication and deep expertise we look for in leaders at AMERICAN SYSTEMS. In their new roles, they will lead their respective teams in developing mission-focused solutions meeting customers' needs," said Peter Smith, Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer at AMERICAN SYSTEMS.
• Hyuk Byun, Vice President and General Manager, Professional Services: Mr. Byun will lead AMERICAN SYSTEMS' Professional Services offering group. He will broaden the horizons of the group, bringing expertise from his successful six year track record as the previous head of the Custom Solutions offering group. Serving at AMERICAN SYSTEMS since 2007, Mr. Byun has more than 25 years of experience in the government and IT communities.
• Pete Pflugrath, Vice President and General Manager, Custom Solutions: Mr. Pflugrath has been promoted to lead the Custom Solutions offering group, where he developed and managed identity management programs and complex systems like the Synchronized Pre-deployment Operational Tracker (SPOT) Enterprise System. He has more than 25 years of experience as a leader within the DOD, intelligence and federal community and has been at AMERICAN SYSTEMS since 2010.
Mr. Byun and Mr. Pflugrath are both based out of AMERICAN SYSTEMS' Chantilly, Va. headquarters.