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TWD & Associates, Inc. Realigns Technology Solution Areas

Company Integrates Recently Acquired Offerings, Promotes Key Executives

Arlington, VA – February 19, 2013 – TWD & Associates, Inc. (TWD), a communication and collaboration solutions provider for the public sector, today announced that it is realigning its technology solution business units to capitalize on newly acquired talent and technology capabilities. In addition, the company is promoting several key executives to oversee the newly aligned technology areas.

“With our recent acquisition of The Engle Group (TEG) – which expands TWD’s capabilities in IT service management, cloud computing, application development, security and organizational change management – and our customer’s growing requirements for end-to-end communications and collaboration support, we are realigning our technology offerings so that we can more strategically pursue market opportunities,” said Larry Besterman, President and Chief Executive Officer, TWD. “Competition in the federal IT marketplace is continuing to intensify and we believe this realignment of talent and resources will allow us to compete more aggressively in this climate of reduced IT budgets.”

TWD’s new technology units include Unified Communications, Network/Systems Engineering and Cybersecurity, Voice Communications, Infrastructure Services, Mobile and Broadcast Communications, Enterprise IT, Collaboration Services and Professional Services. As part of the realignment, several employees were promoted to lead the effort, including:

  • Rodney Martin, Senior VP, Corporate Development
  • Chris Ackerman, VP, Unified Communications Solutions Engineering
  • Ron Gibbs, VP, Infrastructure Services
  • Steve Estwick, VP, Network/Systems Engineering and Cybersecurity
  • Sandra Bond, VP, Voice Communications
  • David Bivians, VP, Collaboration Services
  • Robert Casteel, VP, Mobile and Broadcast Communications
  • Jennifer Luce, VP, Professional Services
  • Ashwin Karkera, VP, Enterprise IT
“As we integrate TEG’s capabilities and enhance our own, TWD will better position ourselves for continued market success,” said Besterman. “We congratulate these individuals on their promotions and will rely on them to help take our company to the next level.”


About TWD & Associates, Inc.

For 20 years, TWD & Associates, Inc. (TWD) has built and maintained communication and collaboration solutions for executive-level, national security-focused organizations. The Arlington, VA-based company employs highly-certified technical experts to offer cost-effective solutions that meet mission requirements. For additional information on TWD, please visit