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SMS Announces a New Executive Appointment

McLean, VA | April 23, 2013 – SMS, a leading IT services provider and systems integration firm with nearly 40 years of experience providing IT solutions to the Federal Government, announced today the addition of a new executive appointment to the company.

Effective immediately, Mr. Rakesh Patel, Director of Service Delivery, will be assuming the role of Vice President of Service Delivery. Mr. Patel, who has served SMS for over three years in project and program management roles as well as business development activities, has more than 20 years of IT experience delivering complex solutions to federal government customers. In his new role as Vice President of Service Delivery, Mr. Patel will continue to lead all aspects of project and program management as well as assisting with other duties related to operations and general corporate management as it relates to customer service delivery.

“We are committed to strengthening our core business and diversifying into new territories. Rakesh’s contribution over the past three years has been influential in laying that ground work for SMS’s future,” said Juan Hernandez, President of SMS. “Rakesh possesses the expertise, leadership and vision to help us advance our efforts in becoming a premier government services solution provider. He has been a very valuable asset to our team and our customers and this new promotion is well deserved,” Hernandez added.

About SMS

SMS is a Veteran Owned business dedicated to making its clients successful by delivering talented people and mission critical, innovative IT solutions. Founded in 1976, the company has expertise in enterprise IT architecture planning, design and implementation; cyber security; data center design, continuity of operations/disaster recovery planning and deployment; enterprise resource planning; warehousing and logistics; IT systems; strategic management consulting; systems engineering; unified communications; continuous monitoring and wireless solutions.

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SMS is ISO 9001:2008 registered and CMMI Level 3 DEV and Level 2 SVC appraised. For additional information on SMS, visit


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