Executive Mosaic is honored to introduce Tony Smeraglinolo, president and CEO of Engility Corp., as the newest inductee into the Wash100, the premier group of leaders who drive innovation and growth at the intersection of the public and private sectors.
Smeraglinolo is Engility’s first chief executive and was part of the team that first conceived and proposed that L-3 Communications spinoff some of its government services operations into what became known as Engility.
He most recently served as executive vice president of L-3’s services group and had previously served in his career as president of L-3’s intelligence solutions division.
“When you have been in business, particularly businesses that work with the Federal government, as long as I have, you work with many great people,” Smeraglinolo told GovCon Exec.
“We have an outstanding leadership team that is comprised of people I know and have worked with at various points in time. I tell all of our employees that Engility is their company and every day I look forward to working with them to grow our company and make a difference.”
Smeraglinolo joined L-3 from DynCorp International, where he doubled the size of its global stabilization and development solutions division while serving as division president.
Now with Engility, Smeraglinolo told GovCon Wire he is focused on honing Engility around its core services competencies and the low-cost technically-acceptable contracting environment.
“When we spun off to become Engility, many in the investment community believed that the complete transformation would take 12 to 18 months,” he told GovCon Exec. “We did it in 4.5 months and the result was we were able to start 2013 as a new company with a set business strategy.”
“We have created a business model and developed a strategy that focuses on providing maximum value to customers while helping them meet their mission goals. Our customers know we have great people, and that we have streamlined our processes and created efficiencies that allow us to provide outstanding services at a very attractive price.”
“We also combined cultures and operations of seven legacy companies and 13 business units that were separate and decentralized. Today we have one company with a single culture and we continue to strengthen that culture every day.”
Smeraglinolo served as a senior vice president of business operations at DRS Technologies prior to joining DynCorp in late 2008 and held a 25-year career at Harris Corp. that spanned areas including finance, program management, business development and operations.
As he looks forward after more than 30 years in government contracting, Smeraglinolo sees opportunities where others may see trouble in the government landscape.
“Our track record as Engility has me feeling very optimistic about our future, even in this environment of uncertainty and constrained Federal budgets. Under our business model we have won positions on IDIQ contracts totaling more than $15 billion.”
“We have also received encouraging feedback from certain of our customers that the efficiencies created by our business model are allowing them to complete their entire contract missions within their reduced budgets. This is strong affirmation that we have created a good business model.”