Tampa, FL, August 17, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Tampa based Salem Enterprise Solutions (SES) proudly announces the appointment of Fernando Faria as President and COO. In his new position, Mr. Faria will oversee daily operations for a diverse group of technology focused organizations, which include VASTEC, Thermal Matrix International, Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Enable America, Able Force, and the Salem Law Group.
“Fernando’s leadership experience in both business and non-profit organizations is a perfect fit for our dynamic group of businesses,” said company founder and CEO Richard Salem. “As we conducted a nationwide search looking for the skills required for the position, it quickly became apparent that Fernando was by far the best candidate. We’re honored to have him join our family.”
Mr. Faria brings more than 30 years of operations and leadership experience to Salem Enterprise Solutions. Most recently, he was President of L-3’s Applied Technologies Group (ATG), in San Diego. Prior to that, Mr. Faria was President of L-3’s Brashear division, headquartered in Pittsburgh. He also was Deputy General Manager of Mission Electronics for BAE Systems Information and Electronic Warfare Systems (IEWS).
Mr. Faria received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University and has numerous awards to his credit, including the Technical Achievement Award with Honeywell, the Technical Leadership Award with Loral, the Nova Award for Leadership with Lockheed Martin and the 2003 Chairman's Award for Innovation with BAE Systems.
Headquartered in Tampa, SES has offices in Washington D.C. and facilities in Virginia and North Carolina. Its companies operate through its social enterprise platform supporting both for profit and non-profit organizations.
The Salem Law Group is the keystone of the group, founded by Mr. Salem in 1981. Today VASTEC is a national provider of services in digital document conversion and instantly accessible content retrieval, with expertise in medical, financial and confidential records as well as Section 508 accessible content. Thermal Matrix (TMI) is a leader in the development and deployment of non-invasive concealed threat and theft detection systems for military, law enforcement and commercial use. In agriculture, Farm Pilot Project Coordination (FPPC) integrates technologies and provides research and development services in the reuse of farm by-products as fuel to generate energy and organic fertilizer products. Enable America is a national non-profit community based initiative that promotes mentoring and technology to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Able Force (AFI), also a non-profit, promotes and manages on the job employment training programs for persons with disabilities including the “Wounded Warrior to Work” VetConnect project.
“Our companies and organizations are united in a collective mission to improve the quality of life of individuals, worldwide, through personal outreach in the use of tomorrow’s technologies to address today’s needs,” Salem said. “That goal requires someone with a commitment to high standards which Fernando has demonstrated the leadership to share.”
More information on Salem Enterprise Solutions and its affiliated organizations can be found at the company’s website, SalemSolutions.com, or by contacting VP of Communications Chris Jadick at 813-222-3204.