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Alion names new CEO

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Steve Schorer has been named president and CEO of Alion Science and Technology. The appointment takes effect Friday.

Bahman Atefi, who has been president and CEO of the company since 2002, will become vice chairman of the board.

Alion has been a portfolio company of Veritas Capital since 2015.

Ramzi Musallam, CEO and managing partner of Veritas Capital, said: “Bahman’s leadership and vision have helped Alion grow from a newly independent organization in 2002 to a leading provider of engineering solutions and services to defense agencies globally. We appreciate the significant contributions that Bahman has made over nearly two decades at Alion and its predecessor organization IIT Research Institute (IITRI).”

Schorer was president of DynCorp from 2011 until 2013 and recently returned to DynCorp to serve as president of DynAviation from 2015-2016. He was president of the Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence segment of DRS Technologies from 2003 through 2008. He also previously worked for L-3 Communications and served as a director of Camber Corp.

Schorer holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He has completed executive management programs at the University of California, Los Angeles and the American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix.

McLean-based Alion  provides government agencies and commercial industries with expertise in naval architecture and engineering; systems analysis; design and engineering; and modeling, simulation, training and analysis.

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