Alion Science brings on DynCorp, L3 vet as new CEO

Alion Science and Technology has rounded out the changes in its executive ranks since Veritas Capital's 2015 acquisition of the company with the appointment of three-decade industry veteran Steve Schorer as president and CEO.

Schorer succeeds Dr. Bahman Atefi, who will transition to vice chairman of the board of directors after 16 years as his chief executive.

Veritas Capital purchased Alion in 2015 after the government services contractor ended its efforts to do an initial public offering. An August 2015 report from credit rating agency Moody's pegged Alion's revenue for the 12 months ended June 30, 2015 at $966 million.

McLean, Va.-based Alion intended to pay down its nearly $561 million in debt as of March 31, 2015 through the IPO, according to its last regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Alion has brought on several new members to its senior executive team since the transaction. Former Booz Allen Hamilton Chief Financial Officer Kevin Cook joined Alion in June 2016 as CFO. He was later joined by Christopher Zember as chief technology officer in October and Bruce Samuelsen was promoted to chief operating officer in November.

Schorer more recently led the aviation group at DynCorp International for two years as president in his second stint at that contractor. His initial 2009-2013 tenure at DynCorp included two years as company president and he first joined as president of global platform support solutions.

Prior to DynCorp, he held a segment president role at DRS Technologies for five years and before that led a division at L3 Technologies as president for five years.

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