McKinley Only 15th Chief Master Sergeant in Air Force History Appointed to Highest Noncommissioned Officer Position
VIENNA, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MicroTech announced today that Retired Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF) Rod McKinley has joined the company as MicroTech's Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. MicroTech is one of the fastest growing network and IT enterprise management providers in the U.S. In his new role, McKinley will provide strategic leadership, business development, and marketing support for MicroTech with a focus on IT network services, solutions, and products. He will identify and qualify business opportunities in all stages of the business life cycle, developing strategies, plans, and actions to successfully assist clients and industry partners in delivering best value, best practice solutions.
As an integral member of the MicroTech Team, McKinley will actively develop and nurture strategic alliances and assist in integrating technical capabilities to support opportunities in emerging markets. He will lead by identifying winning themes, ensuring clients' needs and requirements are met, expanding capabilities and targeting new business areas.
MicroTech offers Information Technology Support and Services, Management Services and Systems, Audio-Visual Telecommunications Design and Installation, Product Solutions, and Consulting Services primarily to the Federal Government and city, state, and local agencies -- managing over half-a-million IT users daily.
"We are honored that Rod elected to join the MicroTech Team," said Tony Jimenez, President and CEO of MicroTech. "His leadership, integrity, and commitment track perfectly with our corporate values and priorities. With Rod's proven reputation and credibility, MicroTech is now positioned to support even more clients as the recognized leader in the IT-enterprise arena."
McKinley grew up in Ohio, originally entering the Air Force in 1974. He took a break in service in 1977, and re-entered the Air Force five years later. His background includes various duties in medical and aircraft maintenance and as a First Sergeant and Command Chief Master Sergeant at wing, numbered air force, and major command levels.
McKinley's assignments included bases in North Carolina and South Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, Alaska and Hawaii. He also served overseas in the Philippines, Italy and Germany, and deployed to Southwest Asia in support of operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Before assuming the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force position, he served as Command Chief Master Sergeant, Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii.
McKinley was appointed to the position of Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force on June 30, 2006. As CMSAF, he represented the highest enlisted level of leadership, providing direction for the enlisted corps and representing their interests, as appropriate, to the American public, and to those in all levels of government. He served as the personal adviser to the Chief of Staff and the Secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, and proper utilization and progress of the enlisted force. Chief (ret) McKinley was only the 15th Chief Master Sergeant appointed to the highest noncommissioned officer position.
"MicroTech is an absolute first-class organization that is about more than just business; their ongoing involvement at national and local levels regarding Veterans, Small Business, and Minority-Owned Business is indicative of the quality found throughout the entire Team," McKinley said. "When I left the Air Force, I knew I wanted to join a company that puts people and mission first; MicroTech does exactly that while providing quality solutions, services, and products on time and on budget."
MicroTechnologies, LLC (d.b.a. MicroTech) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, and 8(a) Small Business that delivers robust, process-driven technology performance focused on mission success. MicroTech applies its Enterprise IT experience, regimented, benchmark process, and state-of-the-art engineering solutions to integrate technology and create proven results that can meet your strategic needs. MicroTech is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Symantec Managed Services Partner, Tandberg Platinum Partner, Autonomy Added Value Reseller, VMware Professional Partner, EMC Velocity Partner, Adobe Solutions Partner, and Polycom Premier Partner. With four-year business growth of over 1000%, MicroTech has been named to Inc. Magazine's prestigious Inc. 500 -- ranking the 500 fastest growing private companies; the Washington Business Journal Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies; The HB500 -- as a Top 500 Hispanic-Owned Business; and the Washington Technology Top 25 8(a) -- recognizing the most successful 8(a) businesses in the Government marketplace. MicroTech is headquartered just outside the Nation's Capital in Vienna, Virginia, with key offices in Richmond, Greensboro, North Carolina, Huntsville, Alabama, and Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more details, visit www.MicroTech.net.