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Jun 19, 2008

NOVACES Announces Appointment of New Leader for Government and Defense Services

Tommy Houston to fill this newly created position.

New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) June 20, 2008 -- NOVACES, a premier implementer of today's most powerful process improvement methodologies, has named Tommy Houston as Director of Government Services. A certified Master Black Belt, Houston will assume responsibility for guiding the strategic development and services of the company's growing portfolio of Lean Six Sigma government deployments.

Houston's considerable insights into the government and defense segments were an important factor in appointing him to this new management position. He brings 30 years of leadership experience in program and operations management in both the public and private sectors, including success in implementing best practices across enterprises.

"Tommy's leadership experience with business transformation and his ability to solve unique change management challenges further strengthens our management vision," said NOVACES CEO Bahadir Inozu. He noted that the appointment also marks the continuing execution of the company's strategy to deliver the industry's most results-focused services by combining flexible, custom deployments with highly-effective knowledge transfer programs.

Prior to joining NOVACES, Houston served as a Deployment Leader with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) where he was responsible for the successful deployment of the Lean Six Sigma initiative focused on EDS's support to the Navy Marine Corps Internet (NMCI) program. Prior to this role, Houston was Senior Director for Process Improvement and Quality at Information Handling Service (IHS) where he headed the company's Lean Six Sigma deployment, Quality Management System and Program Management efforts. He also served as Senior Operations Manager for Colorado Springs Programs and Lean Six Sigma Deployment Leader for Raytheon.

A retired Army Officer, Houston has held key positions in some of the Army's largest organizational and technology change efforts such as Task Force XXI, Division XXI and the Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Tommy is an active member of several professional groups such as the Association of United States Army, National Defense Industrial Association and the Field Artillery Association.


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