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AECOM begins next steps for its government business

AECOM’s just-closed sale of its former management services business to private equity hardly means an exit from U.S. domestic and international government markets.

In a release Tuesday, the global engineering and construction company said it has hired nearly two-decade market veteran Karl Jensen as executive vice president for the Americas region national government practice.

Jensen’s hire was announced within days of the acquisition of the former AECOM Management Services business to American Securities and Lindsay Goldberg, who have rebranded the new company as Amentum and retained much of the AECOM MS executive team including CEO John Vollmer.

But AECOM leadership has touted what it will still have in the government sector. In a November investor call to discuss the divestiture, CEO Michael Burke said AECOM will still have close to $1 billion in annual revenue from U.S. government work.

Most of that is in the Los Angeles-based company’s design and consulting services segment and also includes construction contracts with agencies.

Jensen most recently was an executive at Switzerland-based technology company RUAG and led its U.S. expansion efforts. Prior to that, he led growth initiatives for CH2M’s national governments business and oversaw sales integration for its combination with Jacobs.

Jensen has also held senior leadership roles at Raytheon, Science Applications International Corp. and CACI International.

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Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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