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ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA. June 6, 2013 – Patrona Corporation, a leading woman-owned small business service provider to the US Navy and DoD, announces the hiring of D. Scott Williams as its Chief Engineering Officer. He will be assigned duties providing leadership and technical oversight of Patrona’s cadre of engineers and supporting a broad array of emergent customer initiatives. Williams has a unique blend of technical, senior management and strategic expertise that make him an invaluable asset for Patrona as it strives to become the preeminent service provider for the submarine and greater Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) community.

Prior to joining Patrona Corporation, Williams was Chief Engineer at the Submarine Maintenance Engineering, Planning & Procurement (SUBMEPP) Activity, a part of NAVSEA located at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. He was second-in-command overseeing a staff of 220 civilians and 145 contractors. He has 35 years of Federal Civilian Service, employed in various engineering and management positions related to US Naval nuclear submarine life cycle maintenance, modernization, reliability, safety, and cost control.

“Patrona is pleased and excited to welcome Scott to our team,” said Patrona President Joseph Novak. “Scott brings a wealth of US Navy experience, knowledge and engineering insight that will help Patrona grow its presence throughout the Northeast, including our Portsmouth, New Hampshire office. We look forward to Scott leading many of our US Navy initiatives and helping to expand our service offerings throughout the DoD market.”

Williams has repeatedly been recognized for his significant contributions to the US Navy Submarine Force including receiving the US Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 1997 and 2000, the Department of Defense Value Engineering Award in June 2011 and the Navy Superior Civilian Award in May 2011 and May 2013.

Williams received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Hampshire, in Durham, New Hampshire. He is also Certified Level III as a Department of Defense Acquisition Professional in Systems, Planning, Research, Development and Engineering.

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