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RADM Steve Eastburg, USN, Ret. Joins Smartronix as Executive Vice President

HOLLYWOOD, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 01/22/13 -- Smartronix is pleased to announce that Steve Eastburg has joined the company as Executive Vice President, Engineering Solutions. Based out of the Headquarters office in Hollywood, Maryland, Steve has responsibility for leading Smartronix' strategy for providing mission-focused engineering solutions to a global network of military, Government, and commercial clients.

Prior to joining Smartronix, Steve completed a 31-year career in the U.S. Navy and most recently served as the Vice Commander of the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) in Patuxent River, Maryland. Responsibilities included leadership of 37,000 professionals working at seven major NAVAIR sites across the nation performing research, development, acquisition, test and evaluation, and life-cycle sustainment of Navy and Marine Corps aircraft and weapons systems.

Steve served in numerous leadership positions supporting the Naval aviation warfighter. His command responsibilities included: Program Executive Officer - Air ASW, Assault, and Special Mission Programs; Commander Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division; NAVAIR Chief Engineer. He previously served as the Program Manager for maritime surveillance aircraft (PMA-290) and commanded Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Twenty (VX-20). His fleet operational experience was in aircraft carrier-based anti-submarine warfare squadrons, where he flew the S-3A/B Viking.

Steve is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, where he earned a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering. Steve additionally earned M.S. and AeE degrees in aeronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, and an M.S. degree in systems management from the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School.

Smartronix is a global professional solutions provider specializing in NetOps, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software Solutions, Mission-Focused Engineering and Health IT. Company Headquarters are in Hollywood, Maryland, which also is the base for the Mission-Focused Engineering Group that supports systems engineering and rapid prototyping and development. Smartronix operates 11 offices in the United States in addition to strategic locations internationally, including: Djibouti, Germany, Honduras, and Japan. With approximately 600 employees, Smartronix has received numerous recognitions and awards as one of the 50 largest technology employers in the Greater Washington, D.C. area, and one of the top 500 and 5000 fastest-growing private companies nationally as ranked by Washington Business Journal and Inc. 500/5000 media, respectively. Smartronix has been named the #1 'Best Firm to Work For' in the Vault Guide to the Top 25 Technology Consulting Firms and has repeatedly been recognized as an 'Employer of Choice' by Northern Virginia Family Service. In addition, Smartronix has received the Patriot Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) in recognition of outstanding service and support to military reserve and National Guard members. Smartronix holds an SEI CMMI Maturity Level 3 rating for systems and software engineering, is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 20000-1:2005 certified, and has received Contractor Purchasing System Review (CPSR) approval from the Federal Government.

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