KES Awarded Subcontract in Support of SEAPORT-e Task Order to Provide Computer Aided Design Support to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard

Company Contact: Kimberly Lanfersieck
Director of Administration & Finance
KES, Incorporated
(858) 292-0922 ext.206
E-mail: kimberly@kes.com

SAN DIEGO, CA – KOAM Engineering Systems, Inc. has been awarded a subcontract in support of CDI Marine with a task order to provide computer aided design (CAD) support of the Planning Yard at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF) in Bremerton, WA.

In accordance with the task order, KES will provide support as a subcontractor to CDI Marine. In this capacity, KES will provide Engineering and CAD services for various PSNS & IMF Planning Yard Ship Change Documents (SCD) for Aircraft Carriers (CVN), Dock Landing Ships (LSD), Amphibious Command Ships (LCC), Mine Counter-measure (MCM) Ships, Patrol Coastal Craft (PC), and various Yard Craft (Barges).

Despite competition from other parties, CDI Marine was awarded the cost plus, fixed-fee contract and will receive support from KES. The majority of work will be completed on-site at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & IMF (PSNS & IMF) located in Bremerton, WA.

“We deeply value our relationship with CDI Marine, and this subcontract win represents another tremendous opportunity for KES to strengthen its relationship with our prime contractor teammate as well as the Puget Sound Navel Shipyard. This endeavor allows KES to demonstrate its technical capabilities by providing consistent and reliable engineering services to our valued customers”, said John S. Yi, Founder and CEO of KES, Inc.

About KES Incorporated

Koam Engineering Systems Inc., is an employee owned small business with highly qualified staff specializing in technology innovation and systems integration by combining innovative products and reliable engineering services. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in San Diego, California, KES has in-depth experience and knowledge and a dedicated team of professionals. The company provides services in systems engineering & technical assistance, requirements analysis, software design & development, systems integration & testing, independent verification & validation, and operational & logistic support. For further information on KES, please visit www.kes.com

Dick Comber to Retire as VP of Technical Operations; Jonathan Kuo to Assume Role

Company Contact: Kimberly Lanfersieck
Director of Administration & Finance
KES, Incorporated
(858) 292-0922 ext.206
E-mail: kimberly@kes.com

SAN DIEGO, CA - After 7 years working devotedly as KES Inc.’s Vice President of Technical Operations, Dick Comber is set to retire on August 1, 2017. He will continue to support KES Inc. as the Senior Advisor to the CEO. Prior to his role as Vice President of Technical Operations, Dick Comber served as Director of Installation and Integration.

“I’ve come to depend on Dick not only for the excellent leadership he provides for KES but also for his vast wisdom and knowledge in general; Dick will always be a part of the KES family.” said John Yi, Founder and CEO and KES, Inc.

Jonathan Kuo will transition into the role of VP of Technical Operations. In merging the roles of Corporate Strategy and Technical Operations, Jonathan will leverage over 20 years of program/project management skills, engineering background, process improvement experience, and business development experience to continue KES’ projected growth. Jonathan Kuo has been recently working closely on program level matters and is well positioned to provide a seamless transition with no disruption to our government customers. With KES’ aggressive projected growth KES is re-aligning itself to best plan, prepare and successfully execute on current and future work.

“Jonathan is the perfect person to not only transition to VP of Tech Ops, but to bring well-honed process & growth strategy to our planned growth”, said Yi. “I have full confidence that Jonathan will continue to be an effective leader within KES.”

Jonathan Kuo joined KES Inc. as Director of Strategic Iniatives and was quickly promoted to VP of Corporate Strategy in the last 2 years. Jonathan has over 20 years' experience in the San Diego Defense Industry. In his previous role at KES Inc., Jonathan Kuo was instrumental in KES’ ISO 9001 certification as well as driving business development processes.

About KES Incorporated

Koam Engineering Systems Inc., is an employee owned small business with highly qualified staff specializing in technology innovation and systems integration by combining innovative products and reliable engineering services. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in San Diego, California, KES has in-depth experience and knowledge and a dedicated team of professionals. The company provides services in systems engineering & technical assistance, requirements analysis, software design & development, systems integration & testing, independent verification & validation, and operational & logistic support. For further information on KES, please visit www.kes.com

John Shope Recruited as Director of Strategic Initiatives at KES Inc.

Company Contact: Kimberly Lanfersieck
Director of Administration & Finance
KES, Incorporated
(858) 292-0922 ext.206
E-mail: kimberly@kes.com

SAN DIEGO, CA - KES, Inc. (www.kes.com) is pleased to announce the recruiting of John Shope, who will serve as Director of Strategic Initiatives at KES. Mr. Shope will handle various business development and capture management processes as part of KES’ Corporate Strategy Team. Mr. Shope brings his over 20 years of managerial and directorial experience to KES.

“We are excited to bring John on board. His professionalism, leadership, and experience in the defense industry all make John a great addition to our team,” said John S. Yi, Founder and CEO of KES, Inc. “John will play a huge role in capturing new opportunities and forging new relationships with customers for KES.”

About KES Incorporated

Koam Engineering Systems Inc., is an employee owned small business with highly qualified staff specializing in technology innovation and systems integration by combining innovative products and reliable engineering services. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in San Diego, California, KES has in-depth experience and knowledge and a dedicated team of professionals. The company provides services in systems engineering & technical assistance, requirements analysis, software design & development, systems integration & testing, independent verification & validation, and operational & logistic support. For further information on KES, please visit www.kes.com

Jonathan Kuo Promoted to Vice President of Corporate Strategy

SAN DIEGO, CA – KES, Inc. (www.kes.com), has recently announced that Jonathan Kuo has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Corporate Strategy. Since joining KES in 2013, Mr. Kuo has proved integral in the company’s operations.

“Jonathan has been a great addition to our team since joining KES in 2013. He brings an exceptional amount of experience and professionalism to our team, and has been a huge factor in our latest contract wins”, said John S. Yi, Founder and CEO of KES, Inc.

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