Sabre recently sponsored the MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation’s major fundraiser, the Annual St. Mary’s Hospital Gala, which was held at the Hollywood Social Hall on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in an attempt at raising funds for the non-profit organization.
The MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation is an independently governed, charitable arm of the not-for-profit hospital. The Foundation spearheads the hospital’s capital campaign and runs special fundraising events, including the Foundation Gala each fall. The group funds special needs for the hospital, from expansion projects and special medical equipment to annual healthcare scholarships.
Sabre Systems, Inc. welcomes Stuart Taylor as its newest member of the corporate development leadership. Taylor will serve as national security and intelligence advisor, and as a senior director he is responsible for market strategy and new business development across federal, state, local and international sectors for homeland security, counterterrorism and critical infrastructure protection.
Taylor comes to Sabre from Allen Vanguard International where he was director of business development, special operations and counterterrorism. He served 25 distinguished years with the British Army and Commando Forces where he rose to the position of Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) Command Sergeant Major. His expertise in counterterrorism operations; explosive ordnance disposal; humanitarian relief operation support; advance forces clearance operations within hostile environments; and maritime interdiction and fleet protection adds a new dimension to Sabre’s capabilities to meet the security demands facing domestic and international partners.
Since 2011, Taylor has served as director, Washington, DC and metropolitan area, of the Allied Forces Foundation, Inc., a British-American philanthropic organization that advances awareness and funding for the common wounded soldier and their families affected by the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts.
Taylor received accreditations in U.S. and World Politics, Bristol University; Strategic Leadership and Management of Change, Exeter University; Leadership and Debate, Developing Competitive Strategies, Exeter University; and Human Resource Management, Birmingham University.
“Stuart’s [Taylor] leadership and service to the United Kingdom, the U.S. and its allies is evident, even now, in his post-military career. His passion, knowledge and dedication to serving others and to guarding their security reflect the values of Sabre and our mission. We are honored to have Stuart join our team,” stated Senior Vice President Mariano Alicea Jr.
Sabre was proud to sponsor the first ever Warrior Fun Run & Sail on Aug. 31 in Solomons, Md. The event, which benefitted Southern Maryland military veterans and wounded warriors, was hosted by the Patuxent Habitat for Humanity.
The event turned out to be a huge success with over 300 runners and walkers partaking in the 5k fun run/3k walk; 30 boats participating in the warrior boat parade; 22 boats in the fouled anchor regatta; and approximately 300 guests at the Warrior BBQ dinner and concert party featuring the Navy band, Country Current.
Sabre Systems, Inc. welcomes Christopher Le to its corporate development leadership group. Le is named Vice President of Solutions and Sales and is responsible for market strategy and new business development efforts in the federal, commercial and international market sectors. Le will develop and execute business strategy to grow sales across a broad portfolio of service solutions for the company.
Le comes to Sabre from Cobham Tactical Communications and Surveillance North America where he was Vice President Business Development and Sales. He formerly worked for companies including All Weather, Inc.; Argon ST, a Boeing Subsidiary; BAE Systems; and Raytheon bringing with him business development, sales and marketing experience. He also served several years in the U.S. Navy. Le holds a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and is a certified project management professional.
“Chris [Le] brings to Sabre a unique blend of technical and operations knowledge with sales leadership expertise,” said Sabre Senior Vice President Corporate Development Mariano Alicea Jr. “His experiences parallel in large measure those of Sabre itself – from his early career at the Naval Air Systems Command as an Avionics Systems Project Officer, to working on Science and Technology projects for DARPA and Future Combat Systems, to business development pursuits for civil and international clients including the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Department of Homeland Security and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I am confident Chris’s leadership, passion and skills will deliver results for our customers, employees and stakeholders.”
Orchestrated by the Marine Corps Aviation Association’s (MCAA) John Glenn Squadron each year, the charity event is dedicated to raising scholarship funds for high school students in Southern Maryland’s tri-county area. The merit-based scholarships are awarded to graduates who plan to pursue degrees in the areas of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) and show an interest in naval aviation. To date, the squadron has awarded $229,500 in scholarships to 54 students.
Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Bill Posnett to the company. Posnett joins Sabre after serving over 30 distinguished years with the U.S. Navy as a naval officer, test pilot and systems engineer. He is an accomplished leader in fleet operations, strategic planning, systems engineering and weapon systems acquisition. During his active duty naval career, Posnett led several Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) acquisition programs and last held the position of Executive Director for Operations, AIR 4.0B at NAVAIR where he was the principal military deputy to the Research and Engineering Group flag officer. Following his retirement from active duty, Posnett joined the NAVAIR civilian engineering workforce where he led engineering efforts in key acquisition activities such as the H-60 program office, the H-53 program office and Program Executive Office for Air Anti-Submarine Warfare, Assault and Special Mission Programs. Throughout his career, Posnett provided direction and leadership that balanced operational risk with acceptable technical risk in the resolution of engineering issues for both fixed-wing and rotary wing U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps aircrafts.
Posnett is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. He received a Bachelor in Aerospace Engineering from Pennsylvania State University; a masters in Aerosystems from the University of West Florida; and a masters in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval postgraduate School, Monterey, Calif.
Posnett joins Sabre as a senior engineering scientist supporting NAVAIR customers in the area of systems engineering design and implementation. Group Vice President, Mid-Atlantic region, Mr. Glen Ives states, “We could not be more excited to welcome Bill to our Sabre team. His vast, superior knowledge and experience across every aspect of acquisition, research, development, test and evaluation, and across numerous platforms and systems, ideally complements our growing systems engineering and weapon systems acquisition capabilities. Bill’s many years of distinguished and devoted service in uniform and as a civil servant, and in so many leadership roles to include test pilot, program manager and chief engineer, make him a perfect fit to our unwavering commitment to provide the best possible support to our mission customers.”
Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Andrew Macyko to the company. Macyko joins Sabre after serving 30 distinguished years with the U.S. Navy as a naval officer and aviator. He is an accomplished leader in fleet operations, strategic planning and defense systems program management. He last held the position of Executive Director for Operations, AIR 4.0B, at Naval Air Systems Command where he was the principal military deputy to the Research and Engineering Group flag officer. He was responsible for providing direction and leadership that balanced operational risk with acceptable technical risk in the resolution of engineering issues for both manned and unmanned U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps aircraft.
Macyko is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, NAS Patuxent River, Md., received a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and a Master of Science in Aviation Systems from the University of Tennessee.
Macyko joins Sabre as a senior executive director supporting our Naval Air Systems Command customers in the vital area of integrated warfighting capability specifically in irregular warfare and rapid response.
According to the group vice president for the company’s Mid-Atlantic region, Mr. Glen Ives, “Mr. Macyko has commanded an operational squadron; served as Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Patuxent River; Military Director, Avionics Department, AIR 4.5, Naval Air Systems Command and most recently as Executive Director for Operations, AIR 4.0B, Naval Air Systems Command. Andy’s extraordinary leadership skills, unparalleled knowledge and experience in acquisition, fit perfectly with our plans to continue to provide the very best in our support to our customers. I’m confident he will help our Sabre team and our customers achieve outstanding success in our primary goal of supporting our warfighters.”