ManTech co-founder retires as chairman; president & CEO takes over board seat
George J. Pedersen will remain a board member as Kevin M. Phillips becomes chairman
Herndon-based ManTech, a technology contractor for U.S. defense, intelligence and federal civilian agencies, announced last week that co-founder George J. Pedersen has decided to retire as executive chairman and chairman of the board. President and CEO Kevin M. Phillips has been elected chairman of the board, and Pedersen will remain on the board as chairman emeritus of ManTech.
“For the past five decades, ManTech has been an important part of my life and it will always remain so,” Pedersen said in a statement. “It has been a pleasure for me to see the tremendous growth of ManTech since our humble beginnings in New Jersey as Management Technology, back in 1968, where we started with a single Navy contract to develop war-gaming models for the submarine community.”
Phillips has served as president and CEO of ManTech since January 2018.