CHANTILLY, Va., Dec. 6 2006 — Cairo Corporation, one of the fastest-growing minority-owned government solutions providers in the Greater Washington area, is launching a new Government & Defense Solutions Division, led by new Division President Bill Breighner, former president of Bowhead Support Services. Cairo executives plan to leverage the new division to double the company’s organic growth in government civilian and defense markets within the next four years.
Breighner brings more than 40 years of experience to Cairo in managing, directing and building business in the government marketplace, serving such diverse customers as the U.S. Department of Transportation; U.S. Treasury Department; U.S. Air Force OSI; U.S. Navy Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren; U.S. Navy Air Warfare Center, Patuxent River; U.S. Navy SPAWAR, Charleston; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and Defense Intelligence Agency. Since the mid-1980s, he has served as a corporate officer for small and disadvantaged firms, including TSR, SYTEL, IMS Technology Systems and Validity Corp.
“We are confident that Bill’s leadership and track record in customer success will help deliver great products and services to the citizen and warfighter while improving scorecard results for our government clients,” says Raymond Roberts, CEO of Cairo, who co-founded the company in 1999 with company President Alba Alemán.
A privately owned company based in Chantilly, Va., Cairo has seen 29 consecutive quarters of profitable operations, achieving 25 percent overall growth in 2006. “I anticipate that level of growth will continue or improve each year,” predicts Alemán. “Cairo ‘s deep infrastructure and quality assurance designations such as ISO 9001:2000 and SEI CMMI Maturity Level 2, make the company an attractive platform from which experienced executives like Bill can generate instant customer value.”
“One of Bill’s strengths is his ability to hire, train and keep talent,” says Alemán. “He shares our common vision for valuing people.”
As Bowhead president, Breighner oversaw the management and operations of two government service companies, Bowhead Support Services (BSS) and Bowhead Information Technology Services (BITS) of Alexandria, Va. Under his leadership, Bowhead revenues grew from $850,000 in 1999 to $70 million in 2005, resulting in the company’s selection as one of the Washington Metropolitan Area’s “Top 25 8(a) Companies” in 2003 and 2004. A key element of Breighner’s success was the timely creation and implementation of an infrastructure support strategy, a robust IT support department, a new employee rewards and recognition program, and an affordable first-class employee-benefits package.
He is an active member of the National Contract Management Association. Breighner graduated from The Johns Hopkins University and earned graduate credits in network computer systems at the University of California, Los Angeles.