Avineon Appoints IRS Veteran to Serve as Director of Federal Systems Division

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Avineon, Inc. ( http://www.avineon.com ), a successful provider of IT, engineering, geospatial and program management services to the federal and commercial sectors, today announced the appointment of Richard...


ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Avineon, Inc. (http://www.avineon.com), a successful provider of IT, engineering, geospatial and program management services to the federal and commercial sectors, today announced the appointment of Richard P. Colombo as director of its Federal Systems division. Colombo will oversee projects within Avineon's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Treasury accounts, which include managing programs, customer relations and business development within the company's federal sector.

Karlu Rambhala, president and CEO of Avineon, stated, "Rich's extensive work experience with government agencies positions Avineon well to continue its surge in federal contract wins. He has the background necessary to help carry out Avineon's corporate mission and support our goals within the company's Federal Systems division."

Colombo joins Avineon with more than 30 years of government experience in program and project management, business process improvement and strategic planning. He has held a number of positions with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), most recently as program manager and computer specialist with the Modernization and Information Technology Services' (MITS') Enterprise Networks (EN) organization. Previously, Colombo served as the project manager for the IRS ERAP project. He began his IRS career as a tax examiner and auditor, transitioning to a programmer developing applications.

"Avineon has proven itself as a key player in the federal IT industry by establishing and retaining customers and providing them with the necessary tools to complete mission-critical tasks," stated Colombo . "I look forward to utilizing my skills to further enhance Avineon's industry presence and ensure customer satisfaction."

Colombo received a bachelor's degree in government from the University of Texas and a master's certificate in project management from The George Washington University. He served three years in the U.S. Army and an additional 25 years as a member of the U.S. Army Reserves before retiring in 2001.

About Avineon

Avineon, a CMMI Maturity Level 3 and ISO 9001:2000 registered company, is a diversified high technology company that provides information technology (IT), geospatial, engineering and program management services. With headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, and offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia , Indiana and Virginia, Avineon also maintains subsidiaries in Europe and India . In IT, Avineon specializes in web-based architecture, systems engineering, application development, and on-going network and security support. For additional information, please visit http://www.avineon.com.

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