Martek Welcomes Richard Childress as Director of Government Programs
BETHESDA, MD, — Martek Global Services, a leader in strategic and tactical facilities and acquisition support solutions, announced the appointment of Richard Childress as Director of Government Programs. Mr. Childress will oversee government programs and will provide Martek with direct support on all acquisition-related endeavors. An acquisition subject matter expert, Mr. Childress brings more than 40 years of experience as an engineer, program manager, portfolio manager, analyst and executive.
“We are so pleased to welcome Richard to the Martek team,” said Martek President and CEO Mark Tornillo. “We are confident that he will be a significant asset to our firm, and that he is the best person to lead our government initiatives.”
Mr. Childress is a DOD trained leader with unique experience working with many Federal and State Government Agencies. He was one of the charter members of the Army and DOD Acquisition Corps, and helped to develop many of its policies, procedures and regulations, receiving numerous awards and frequent recognition for his support in developing and defining these areas.
Prior to joining Martek, Mr. Childress oversaw the development and certification of Earned Value Management Systems at two major corporations. He was also involved in helping Government Agencies reorganize and reengineer their business processes, procedures, organization and reporting systems. Before retiring, Mr. Childress spent 32 years in Federal service, working his way up to become Chief of Staff and Chief Acquisition Officer for the Contracts and Projects Office for rebuilding Iraq, and overseeing a budget of $18.5 billion (congressional approved funds) and $19 billion Iraqi Oil Revenues.
Mr. Childress has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Arkansas, has completed graduate level work at Virginia Poly Technical in Computer Science and Business, and has completed the Defense Acquisition University Programs for Program Managers and Senior Program Managers. Mr. Childress has spoken in many forums, including testifying before Congress, and has taught courses on Acquisition nationally and internationally.
About Martek Global Services
Martek Global Services (Martek), based in Bethesda, MD, provides total strategic and tactical support and solutions in the areas of commercial real estate, facilities management, medical and healthcare facilities, furniture, administration and acquisition/procurement activities. Martek serves both commercial and federal government customers, acting as a single source expert to oversee this entire suite of services. Martek helps organizations run better by increasing their profits, efficiencies, productivity and cost savings. For more information, log on to http://www.martekglobal.com.