A-TEK names new health lead on heels of acquisition

Fresh off a health IT-focused acquisition, A-TEK has hired a new executive to lead that line of business and help facilitate the integration of the company that was purchased.

Edward “Ted” Schmitt joined A-TEK as vice president and account manager for health to oversee delivery of technology and other professional services to Health and Human Services Department agencies, the company said Wednesday.


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McLean, Virginia-based A-TEK’s services in the health market include agile software development, enterprise system support and program management.

A-TEK moved the needle on its health market presence in the recent acquisition of Mackson Consulting, which currently operates as a subsidiary of the acquirer. Mackson’s clients include the HHS and Veterans Affairs Departments, National Institutes of Health, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Prior to A-TEK, Schmitt was a senior vice president at Salient CRGT. He joined that company upon its acquisition of Information Innovators Inc. -- or “Triple-I” -- where he led agile development and digital services for the FDA and other federal agencies.

Schmitt is a 23-year veteran of programs in health services, defense logistics and higher education.

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