Flatter Welcomes New CEO

Dr. J.R. Flatter, Founder, President, & CEO of Flatter, Inc. for the past 15 years is passing the corporate leadership torch to his eldest daughter Ms. Brittany Chiang on July 1st, 2017.  

Brittany joined Flatter more than ten years ago and has served as an integral member of the company’s executive team ever since.  Across the past decade, her duties have included Information Technology Manager, Quality Manager, IDIQ Program Manager, and most recently, Chief Financial Officer. Concurrently, Brittany has implemented corporate controls and processes that include the ISO 9001 Quality Management System and Deltek’s Accounting and Business Intelligence systems.  Through her varied roles, Brittany has learned gained an irreplaceable expertise in operating a successful Federal Government contracting firm.

J.R will continue serving day-to-day as Flatter’s Chairman with an increased focus on strategic customer engagement as well as the company’s ever-expanding leadership development practice.  When asked about this transition in leadership, J.R. remarked “Brittany is an incredibly talented and energetic leader.  I have absolute confidence that she will not only carry forward our tradition of delivering excellence, but will also take us to new heights of success.” 

Flatter, Inc. is a premier support services company that plans, integrates, and sustains holistic, best-in-class Support Services Solutions for our Government Partner-Clients.  Flatter achieves these solutions first through our strong history of delivering Prime Contractor Program Management expertise – disciplined by our ISO 9001:2015 processes – across numerous complex Government programs. Concurrently, Flatter possesses deep proficiency across a focused suite of core services that maximize our Partner-Clients’ operational effectiveness while simultaneously ensuring the most efficient use of their fiscal resources.

Flatter Awarded U.S. Department of State Contract Supporting the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS)

Flatter & Associates, Inc. (Flatter) is extremely proud to announce its first Prime IDIQ contract award supporting the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) as part of the U.S Government’s contribution to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), providing civilian Police and Corrections advisors.

This competitively-awarded IDIQ contract has an initial contract ceiling value of approximately $40 million, inclusive of a base year and two one-year options. Flatter’s placement and support of police and corrections advisor in multiple regions within the Republic of South Sudan expands Flatter’s current range of international support and capabilities to its federal clients.

“This competitive acquisition and award of the UNMISS contract demonstrates the unique and complex capabilities Flatter has honed through years of international experience and commitment to meaningful work,” said Dr. J.R. Flatter, President & CEO. “With our valued subcontractors, DynCorp International and Paragon Support Solutions I was proud to witness the team’s cohesive performance. As well, I can’t say enough of the precise execution of the UNMISS team supporting such a critical and austere mission in South Sudan. The UNMISS advisors’ level of personal sacrifice in South Sudan is matched only by their professionalism and passion to the mission at hand.”

Flatter is proud to support INL’s work with UNMISS and the Government of South Sudan and its entities to implement the 17 August 2015 peace agreement, providing support that includes training and technical assistance to foster law enforcement, security, rule of law and justice during the post-conflict transition.

Flatter & Associates, Inc. (Flatter) is a premier support services company that plans, integrates, and sustains holistic, best-in-class Support Services Solutions for our Government Partner-Clients. Flatter achieves these solutions first through our strong history of delivering Prime Contractor Program Management expertise – disciplined by our ISO 9001:2015 processes – across numerous complex Government programs. Concurrently, Flatter possesses deep proficiency across a focused suite of core services that maximize our Partner-Clients’ operational effectiveness while simultaneously ensuring the most efficient use of their fiscal resources.

Flatter Wins Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Contract to support the Enterprise Leader Development Program (ELDP)

Flatter Exercises its Love for Leadership Development

Flatter & Associates, Inc. (Flatter) wins its third prime contract at the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to support the Leading Teams and Projects contract. This contract enables Flatter to exercise its core service of training, specifically in the area of Leadership Development. In support of DLA’s Enterprise Leader Development Program (ELDP), Flatter will teach up to 30 training courses for DLA leaders at various DLA sites both CONUS and OCONUS. These training courses are focused on components of leadership, business development, and critical capabilities that a capable DLA leader must exhibit.

Flatter's President & CEO, JR Flatter, and COO, Jeff Covino, will personally lead this contract, applying their mutual love and passion for Leadership in teaching DLA’s leaders. This contract requires the duo to travel to multiple dispersed geographic regions over the next five years and teach these courses. DLA will benefit from J.R.'s knowledge and experience with a Ph.D. in Public Administration, Master’s in Leadership Development, and recent and relevant experience teaching for organizations to include George Washington University, Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fredericksburg program.

Likewise, Jeff holds a master degree from The University of Oklahoma and has demonstrated Leadership Development experience as a Corporate Executive, Active Duty Marine, Father, and mentor for the Leadership Fredericksburg Program.

Flatter & Associates, Inc. (Flatter) is a premier support services company that plans, integrates, and sustains holistic, best-in-class Support Services Solutions for our Government Partner-Clients. Flatter achieves these solutions first through our strong history of delivering Prime Contractor Program Management expertise – disciplined by our ISO 9001:2015 processes – across numerous complex Government programs. Concurrently, Flatter possesses deep proficiency across a focused suite of core services that maximize our Partner-Clients’ operational effectiveness while simultaneously ensuring the most efficient use of their fiscal resources.

Flatter Wins Prime Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Contract to Support the Integrated Consumable Item Support (Integrated-CIS) Program

Flatter Aims to Implement Cutting Edge Technology in Support of DLA

Flatter & Associates, Inc. (Flatter) is excited to support another Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Information Technology Support Services requirement that showcases Flatter’s Program Management Office (PMO) and Software Development Core Services. This contract vehicle is a single award IDIQ and is Flatter's second Prime contract at DLA.

Integrated-CIS is a judgment support system that takes time sensitive deployment data (i.e., Department of Defense deployment plans) and estimates the ability of the DLA to provide for those plans. Integrated-CIS determines the planned deployment supply/demand curves for over two million individual items stocked by the DLA and allows planners to identify critical items and anticipates shortfalls in the DLA inventories.

Flatter & Associates is a premier support services company that plans, integrates, and sustains holistic, best-in-class Support Services Solutions for our Government Partner-Clients. Flatter achieves these solutions first through our strong history of delivering Prime Contractor Program Management expertise – disciplined by our ISO 9001:2015 processes – across numerous complex Government programs. Concurrently, Flatter possesses deep proficiency across a focused suite of core services that maximize our Partner-Clients’ operational effectiveness while simultaneously ensuring the most efficient use of their fiscal resources.

Chamber Presents Argenzio Award to J.R. Flatter at 2016 State of Chamber

J.R Flatter was awarded the Joseph L. Argenzio Award at the 2016 State of Chamber event along with one other winner. Dave Corderman, senior partner of Academy Leadership Associates, accompanies him in victory. The Argenzio Award is named after Joseph Argenzio, the youngest infantryman to land on Normandy during D-Day. Argenzio developed a special relationship with the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce toward the end of his life, thus, this award honors an outstanding volunteer who went above and beyond the call of duty in service to the Chamber.

J.R Flatter is greatly involved with the chamber, as the Vice Chairman of the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Facilitator and Instructor of the Leadership Fredericksburg program, and finally an alumni of the 2012 Leadership Fredericksburg class. He also sponsors the Leadership Fredericksburg class each year and has sent one member of his staff through the program every year since 2012. By encouraging his employees’ involvement in the leadership program, JR demonstrates his commitment to the Chamber and professional and personal development. Additionally, JR serves as a mentor each year and is active on the Chamber Board of Directors, serving as vice-chairman. Constantly looking for ways to better himself and his company, receiving this award reveals his efforts of always striving to support his community and employees.

For more information about the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce please visit here: http://www.fredericksburgchamber.org/chamberbuzz/chamber-shares-accomplishments-presents-argenzio-award--at-2016-state-of-the-chamber

Flatter & Associates, Inc.sting, is a premier support services company that plans, integrates, and sustains holistic, best-in-class Support Services Solutions for our Government Partner-Clients. Flatter achieves these solutions first through our strong history of delivering Prime Contractor Program Management expertise – disciplined by our ISO 9001:2015 processes – across numerous complex Government programs. Concurrently, Flatter possesses deep proficiency across a focused suite of core services that maximize our Partner-Clients’ operational effectiveness while simultaneously ensuring the most efficient use of their fiscal resources.

Contact: Brittany Chiang

Flatter & Associates, Inc.

Phone: (540) 658 1922; 117

Fax: (540) 301 3562

805 Princess Anne St.

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

www.flatterassociates.com

Flatter Welcomes New Director of Navy Programs to Team

January 2016 – Flatter and Associates, Inc. (Flatter), welcomes Mr. Brad D. Smith, PMP as its new Director of Navy Programs.

As an active member of the Charleston community for over 15 years, Brad will now serve as Flatter’s Director of Navy Programs, leading its Program Management and Business Development efforts across the Navy.  Among his many strengths, Brad possesses a strong history of success in both Program Management and Business Development within the Federal sector.  As he resides in Charleston, Brad’s primary focus is on the SPAWAR Systems Center (Atlantic) market – with concurrent responsibilities across the broader Navy market.

Mr. Smith received his Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Marketing from Clemson University and later his Master’s Degree from the College of Charleston in Computer and Information Sciences.  Beginning his career in computer sciences, Brad uses his 15 years of experience in architecting, designing, implementing, testing, and deploying software products and systems to deliver consistent excellence.  Mr. Smith’s project management skills have been exemplified by his 10 years in supervisory roles, culminating with his PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.  In addition, Mr. Smith is a graduate of the 2014 Class of Leadership Charleston.  President & CEO, J.R. Flatter, stated about the new hire, “We have searched diligently for over four years to find the person with the correct mix of knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences – and we have finally found him!  We feel very fortunate to have Brad on our team and look forward to working alongside him as we create significant value for our Customers & Teaming Partners!”

Flatter & Associates, Inc. (Flatter) is a premier support services company that plans, integrates, and sustains holistic, best-in-class Support Services Solutions for our Government Partner-Clients.  Flatter achieves these solutions first through our strong history of delivering Prime Contractor Program Management expertise – disciplined by our ISO 9001:2015 processes – across numerous complex Government programs. Concurrently, Flatter possesses deep proficiency across a focused suite of core services that maximize our Partner-Clients’ operational effectiveness while simultaneously ensuring the most efficient use of their fiscal resources.

For further information, contact:

Mr. Oliver Chiang

(540) 658-1922 x122

Oliver.Chiang@FlatterAssociates.com

Flatter Team Members to Speak on NCMA World Congress Panel

May 2015 – Flatter and Associates, Inc. (Flatter), will be represented at the 2015 National Contract Management Association’s (NCMA) World Congress on July 28, 2015 by our Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr. Jeff Covino, and Program Manager, Mr. Rod Aweina. As panel speakers, Mr. Covino & Mr. Aweina will be participants in an Operational Contract Support (OCS) discussion among NCMA conference attendees.
The panel discussion, entitled A Six-Week Project Morphs into a Nine-Year Interagency Global OCS Portfolio, will be presented to 2015 World Congress participants as a follow-on to the dynamic 2013 NCMA workshop on the Department of Defense interagency collaboration overseas. This case study will examine how an intended six-week effort matured into a multi-year global portfolio with more than 40,000 users worldwide. This discussion will also address the experiences and challenges that the panelists faced regarding contract management, program management, and acquisitions along the way. NCMA’s World Congress is an inspiring event for contract management, procurement, and acquisition professionals. It brings in noteworthy keynote speakers, hot-topic executive panel discussions, and breakout sessions from leaders in the field. Mr. Covino said of the event, “World Congress is an exciting time for contract professionals, government and industry alike, to exchange ideas as well as further the learning and implementation of contracting best practices.”
NCMA is a membership-based, professional society, whose leadership is composed of volunteer elected officers. It serves to foster the professional growth and educational advancement of its members. For more information on NCMA, please click here.

Flatter & Associates, Inc. (Flatter) is a premier support services company that plans, integrates, and sustains holistic, best-in-class Support Services Solutions for our Government Partner-Clients.  Flatter achieves these solutions first through our strong history of delivering Prime Contractor Program Management expertise – disciplined by our ISO 9001:2008 processes – across numerous complex Government programs. Concurrently, Flatter possesses deep proficiency across a focused suite of core services that maximize our Partner-Clients’ operational effectiveness while simultaneously ensuring the most efficient use of their fiscal resources.

For further information, contact:

Mr. Oliver Chiang

(540) 658-1922 x122

Oliver.Chiang@FlatterAssociates.com

Flatter & Associates Esteemed Employee Graduates From Leadership Fredericksburg

Flatter and Associates, Inc. (Flatter), a Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce participant and supporter, congratulates our team member, Ms. Erica Link, on her graduation from the 2015 Leadership Fredericksburg program!

The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Fredericksburg (LF) Program is a highly selective fellowship that develops local leaders as they learn about the businesses, issues, government, history, resources, and challenges that impact the economic and community dynamics of the Fredericksburg region.  This nine-month program enhances participants’ team-building skills as they partner with area nonprofits and “give back” to the local community. This special program brings together professionals from many different industries to focus on one common goal and complete a project with a local cause while fine tuning their leadership skills. Ms. Link had the opportunity to work with a cause that she was very passionate about, the Fredericksburg Regional Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). She and her team partnered with business students from the University of Mary Washington to provide in-depth analysis of the SPCA’s business plan. As an Non-Profit independent No-Kill shelter that must raise 100% of its annual budget, Ms. Link and her teammates developed strategies to assist the SPCA in meeting their future goals. In the process, Ms. Link and her teammates helped to rebrand the SPCA’s vision statement to more accurately describe its goal, which now reads “Every animal deserves a happily ever after.”

Ms. Link, who is the fourth LF graduate from Flatter, described her time at LF as “a unique experience that one cannot put into words.” Upon her graduation, President & CEO, J.R. Flatter (LF ’12) stated, “We are all very proud of Erica for attending and graduating from this prestigious program. She has achieved above and beyond our expectations regarding her personal and professional development during her tenure with Leadership Fredericksburg. We look forward to her continued contributions to both Flatter and the community for many years to come.” Upon graduating, participants may join the LF Alumni and have further opportunities to serve on the Leadership Advisory Board, mentor future program participants, assume a leadership role in the Alumni, and help implement future Chamber programs. For more information on Leadership Fredericksburg, please click here.

Flatter & Associates, Inc. (Flatter) is a premier support services company that plans, integrates, and sustains holistic, best-in-class Support Services Solutions for our Government Partner-Clients. Flatter achieves these solutions first through our strong history of delivering Prime Contractor Program Management expertise – disciplined by our ISO 9001:2008 processes – across numerous complex Government programs. Concurrently, Flatter possesses deep proficiency across a focused suite of core services that maximize our Partner-Clients’ operational effectiveness while simultaneously ensuring the most efficient use of their fiscal resources. As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Flatter adheres to core values that prioritize service above profits; in the execution of high-value, meaningful work; while developing the leadership, management, and functional capabilities of our internal team.

For further information, contact:

Mr. Oliver Chiang

(540) 658-1922 x122

Oliver.Chiang@FlatterAssociates.com