Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to extend congratulations to the company’s Vice President of Information Technology (IT), Tom Dickson, who has been named a 2015 Top IT Pro by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
This year’s Top IT Pro Awards program recognized 17 of the region’s most tech-savvy executives. In selecting the honorees, the Philadelphia Business Journal looked for “leaders whose roles have evolved from miners of communications systems and computers to indispensable strategic advisors and operations experts.” The winners were honored at a reception on April 21, 2015, at the Sonesta Hotel in Philadelphia, Pa.
“Tom is a terrific leader and innovator who has played a vital role in the company’s success over the past few years. He has been a tremendous asset to not only our IT Department but the Sabre organization as a whole,” remarked President Philip Jaurigue. “Tom has been successful in devising and implementing various IT solutions throughout the company while facing the unique challenges related to the defense contracting industry.”
Mr. Dickson joined Sabre in August 2011, bringing to the company more than 15 years of IT expertise. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Deborah Kliman to the position of Vice President of Human Resources (HR). Formerly the Senior Executive Director of HR, Ms. Kliman will continue to provide strategic guidance to executive management and hands-on tactical direction to Sabre’s geographically dispersed and diverse workforce. She will also oversee employee relations, benefit planning, HR training, employee recognition, compliance initiatives, and performance management.
“Deb is an outstanding leader and motivator who has been a tremendous asset to the company. She is meticulous in her work and through her process oriented approaches, Deb has streamlined operations and increased efficiency within the HR Department,” remarked Jim O’Donnell, Vice President of Administration. “Deb is also heavily involved with Sabre’s community outreach initiatives. She is particularly dedicated to supporting the veteran community and has helped numerous veterans successfully transition from the military to private industry.”
Ms. Kliman joined Sabre in July 2009, bringing to the company more than 20 years of HR expertise, including entrepreneurial experience in launching and running her own HR consulting and recruiting firm. She has more than 12 years of HR experience with Verizon and Verizon Affiliates and more than seven years of HR experience with the engineering firm Galaxy Scientific Corporation.
Ms. Kliman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Arcadia University. She also completed the Michigan Ross School of Business’ Strategic Human Resource Planning Executive Education Program. Deb holds the following professional certifications: Certified Professional Certification from the Society for Human Resources Management; Professional in Human Resources (PHR); Certified Instructor for Civil Treatment for Managers and Employees; and Certified Instructor for Interaction Management Tactics for Effective Leadership.
Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Martin Buniva to the position of Vice President of Finance. Formerly the Director of Finance, Mr. Buniva will continue to oversee the daily responsibilities of the entire Finance Department, while also providing financial planning and analysis support to the company.
“Martin has been a valuable member of the Sabre team for more than five years, and he has proven to be very capable of providing critical thinking for various projects and issues,” commented Chief Financial Officer Ben Jaurigue. “Martin’s added visibility and responsibilities will enable him to significantly contribute to the planning and execution of our financial strategy.”
Prior to joining Sabre in 2009, Mr. Buniva held the position of Director of Financial Planning and Analysis in the Ship and Aviation Engineering Business Unit for L-3 Communications/Titan. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Business from the University of California at Los Angeles and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in California.
For the third year in a row, Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to offer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Sabre launched the scholarship program in 2013 to support students planning to further their education in one of the STEM disciplines.
In an effort to help reduce the financial burden associated with pursuing a STEM-related career, Sabre will award five $1,500 non-renewable scholarships to deserving students. Scholarship recipients will be selected based upon a thorough review of each applicant’s academic record, personal statement, STEM experience and letters of recommendation. The company is now accepting scholarship applications, and the winners will be announced in the spring of 2015.
In order for a student to qualify for the scholarship, he/she must be graduating from a high school located in Harford County, Md.; the southern Maryland tri-county area (St. Mary’s, Charles or Calvert); Columbia County, Ga.; Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va.; or Central Bucks East, Central Bucks West, Central Bucks South, Archbishop Wood, William Tennent or North Penn—all of which are located in the Philadelphia area.
For more information, visit www.sabresystems.com/About/Corporate-Giving.
In this new capacity, Mr. Farrell will continue to lead and manage teams directly supporting critical national security programs, and work to expand Sabre’s presence and growth in these areas.
According to Sabre’s Chief Operating Officer Glen Ives, “Phil has been part of our Sabre team for over 12 years and has been a big part of our success and growth. He is a proven and capable leader, and his breadth of knowledge and experience across Sabre, our capabilities, and our customers is unmatched. With his keen business acumen and his inspiring leadership, Phil will continue to play a key role within Sabre for many years to come.”
Mr. Farrell joined Sabre in 2002 and is a retired Navy Pilot. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University, formerly known as New Hampshire College.
Sabre Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce it is engaged in discussions with U.K.-based IA Technology Ltd to form a strategic partnership for the purpose of providing innovative technology solutions to defense and federal government customers in global markets.
Senior leaders from both organizations recently convened in Sabre’s Alexandria, Va. office to discuss the possibilities of a strategic partnership. As British and American allies, Sabre and IA Technology are two companies working together to equip allied forces with the best technology and products available. The meeting supported the long-standing special relationship between the U.S. and U.K. and furthered efforts to meet shared security challenges between the two countries.
“It was refreshing to meet a company such as IA Technology that has great entrepreneurial spirit and passion for their products. Sabre brings a lot of ideas, opportunities and rigor, and together I know we can enjoy tremendous success,” said Phil Jaurigue, President and CEO of Sabre.
“We are delighted to develop a strategic partnership with Sabre where we will work together to exploit IA Technology’s innovative solutions in electronics and systems to global markets. Sabre and IA Technology complement each other in many areas, and utilizing Sabre as a channel to market in the U.S. will open many doors within the defense, aerospace and commercial arenas,” commented IA Technology Chairman Duncan Williams.
About Sabre Systems, Inc.
Sabre Systems, Inc. provides integrated technology solutions to U.S. defense and civilian agencies, commercial and international clients. Our solutions strategy is focused on analytics, autonomous systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR), critical infrastructure protection and cyber. These solutions are built upon the strength of our technical competencies in engineering, information technology, software development, program management support and logistics. Founded in 1989, the company’s headquarters is located in Warrington, Pa., and maintains offices and locations throughout the U.S. Sabre is appraised at Level 3 for both Services and Development of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. For more information, visit www.sabresystems.com.
About IA Technology Ltd
IA Technology Ltd is a specialist technology company operating across a wide range of market sectors including Civilian, Commercial, Aviation, Transport, Military and Defence. Established since 1978, the company is located in the heart of rural England and operates from a customised factory and offices. IA Technology design, prototype and manufacture electronic solutions to exacting standards for some of the world’s most challenging environments. We have a strong belief in investing in our employees and our manufacturing team are all IPC qualified and work to extremely high standards. The ethos of these capabilities coupled with being certified to AS 9100 and ISO 9001 provides us with a solid base on which we have gained recognition from our customers in providing high quality products delivered on time. For more information, visit www.iatechnology.co.uk.
Sabre employees continue to demonstrate their support for the troops by participating in the “Cell Phones for Soldiers” ongoing program, through which used cell phones are collected and then traded for prepaid calling cards that are then provided to U.S. troops stationed overseas. “Cell Phones for Soldiers” was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Bergquist from Norwell, Mass., in 2004. The organization has provided troops with more than 3 million prepaid calling cards, equating to 210 million minutes of free talk time. The organization reportedly mails approximately 3,200 calling cards each week, and has recycled more than 11.3 million cell phones.
For more information about the program, please visit http://cellphonesforsoldiers.com.