tiag® Expands into Huntsville’s Tech Community and Appoints New Regional General Manager


RESTON, Va., August 13, 2018 – tiag® — an innovative technology services firm and systems integrator esteemed for unique approaches and transformational solutions — recently expanded its Reston, Va., headquarters to the Huntsville, Ala., region. In response to increasing demand for the company’s innovative IT services and solutions in the area, this expansion demonstrates tiag’s ongoing commitment to customers in the U.S. Army and Redstone Arsenal community.

“Like tiag, Huntsville has a reputation for innovation. As home to numerous Army commands, it’s an ideal location for our third regional office,” says tiag President and Chief Operating Officer Neil Lampton, noting that last year, the firm expanded its West Coast presence with a new satellite office in the Seattle area. “Our new Huntsville office provides a quality venue for team and community collaboration for numerous IT initiatives we are proud to support.”

tiag Managing Principal and Chief Strategy Officer Umang Modi notes that the new office at 600 Boulevard South SW, Suite 104 in Huntsville provides a centralized location while enabling tiag to focus on accelerating growth while fostering closer working customer relationships with new and existing customers there.

“We currently support the four-star U.S. Army Materiel Command — the Army’s premier provider of materiel readiness across the spectrum of joint military operations — and this new office will enable us to expand our offerings in cloud migration, data center consolidation, mobile applications, IT system implementation, cyber security, program and project management, and other IT initiatives for military, government and commercial customers,” says Modi.

Madison County local Rodney (“Rod”) Pennywell will lead as general manager of the new Huntsville office. Pennywell brings vast experience in business development and strategy, program management and systems engineering. Locally established and esteemed within the Huntsville community, Pennywell has worked with regional governments, academia and industry to solve complex problems — from helping Huntsville’s mayor develop a 20-year strategic plan involving high-tech solutions for the city’s environmental and energy initiatives, to serving on a task force to improve safety and communications for city schools.

“Many folks refer to Huntsville as Rocket City, H-Town or Huntsvegas. To me, Huntsville is home!” says Pennywell, who is also a certified systems engineer.

Previously Pennywell worked for companies including Booz Allen Hamilton, Ernst & Young LLP, among others. He also supported the Missile Defense Agency’s development of the ballistic missile defense system. During his prior ten-year career as a U.S. Army officer and aviator, he was Ranger/Airborne qualified and flew Black Hawk helicopters as a test pilot with the 82nd Airborne Division.

“In sync with tiag’s corporate philosophy, Rod shares our commitment to provide transformational results for customers,” says Modi. “Rod will collaborate with tiag talent and partners to expand tiag’s presence — identifying new opportunities, establishing brand recognition and delivering comprehensive solutions to benefit defense, government and commercial clients.”

For questions about tiag’s IT solutions and its new Huntsville office, please call (256) 705-3515 or email UModi@tiag.net.

About tiag® 

Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with regional offices in Seattle, Wash. and Huntsville, Ala., tiag® is an innovative technology services firm and systems integrator esteemed for unique approaches, synergistic processes and superior solutions that transform business and advance critical missions. Providing a full range of professional IT services and solutions to defense, civilian and commercial customers, tiag is ISO 9001:2015 certified, and appraised at Maturity Level 3 of the Capability Maturity Model® Integration (CMMI) for Services. tiag takes pride in its people, processes and successes in supporting our public and private sector clients. Our extensive services portfolio delivers focused expertise and support ranging from complex, enterprise-wide solutions to stand-alone custom projects. Please explore our service offerings at tiag.net and connect with us to discover how we provide tremendous value beyond the scope of work.

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