The Board of Directors of Engility Holdings, Inc. has announced the appointment of Lynn Dugle as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective March 21, 2016. John Hynes, Engility’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will be promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.
Current CEO Anthony Smeraglinolo has stepped down from his responsibilities. “The Board is confident that Lynn and John are ideally suited to lead Engility forward into its next chapter focused on achieving sustainable organic growth and debt repayment,” said Peter Marino and David Savner, Co-Chairs of Engility’s Board of Directors. “Lynn’s decades of operational experience in our industry combined with her in-depth knowledge of our business will enable her to make immediate contributions to the company. Engility is in a strong competitive position after the successful integrations of TASC and Dynamics Research. The company has diversified its services offerings and is now positioned to pursue work in multiple growth markets with its broader customer base and capabilities. We look forward to moving ahead along this continuum under Lynn and John’s leadership. On behalf of the Board, we thank Tony for his leadership and his contributions, which positioned the company for continued growth and success.”
Ms. Dugle brings to her role more than 30 years of experience in defense, intelligence and telecommunications. She spent more than a decade in senior management positions at Raytheon, including the position of President of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS). Ms. Dugle has extensive leadership and operational experience in intelligence and advanced cyber and technical solutions.
“I am confident in and deeply committed to Engility’s growth,” said Ms. Dugle. “Having spent my career in this industry, including as a member of the Boards of Engility and TASC, I am excited by the opportunities that lie ahead for Engility, particularly in growth markets such as space and intelligence. The combination of Engility’s cost-effective price structure and its offerings in these high-demand areas positions the company for continued success. I look forward to working with the rest of the management team and the company’s talented employees to further distinguish Engility as a leading government services provider.”
Mr. Hynes was Chief Executive Officer of TASC, Inc. prior to the company’s acquisition by Engility. He is a seasoned leader who has led intelligence services businesses at both ManTech and SAIC and who served as an aviator in the US Navy.
“This is an exciting time for Engility. The acquisitions we’ve made have positioned us to pursue the highest growth areas and focus on winning new and larger contracts,” said Mr. Hynes. “We have already made substantial changes to our business development strategy and processes that are increasing the size and quality of our business opportunities. I look forward to working closely with Lynn to fully realize the company’s potential.”
Ms. Dugle will retain her seat on the Board of Directors. Mr. Smeraglinolo will resign from the Board effective immediately, and the Board will undertake a search for a new Director.
The company looks forward to holding its fourth quarter and full year 2015 earnings call as scheduled on Thursday, March 3, 2016. The call will be led by Mr. Hynes and Wayne Rehberger, Engility’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Engility’s outlook for 2016 remains unchanged. The company also reiterates its January 21, 2016 guidance for 2015 as to GAAP revenue and operating cash flow and as to adjusted EPS and EBITDA.