RALPH A. PALMIERI
While Palmieri served as Vice President, International, for Lockheed Martin Information Technology in 2004-2005, Palmieri successfully launched a business unit that pioneered a course focused on strategic relationships, mergers and acquisitions of IT and BPS oriented firms on every continent.
Prior to joining Lockheed Martin Corporation, Palmieri was an Executive Vice President of the Sytex Group, Inc. (TSGI), and the Chief Operating Officer of Sytex, Inc.—the flagship company of TSGI’s three operating firms. He joined Sytex while it was a start-up enterprise in 1989 and helped launch the Government Technical Services company in Washington DC. As the C.O.O of Sytex, Palmieri was responsible for the range of day-to-day operations of the company: Strategic planning, program development, administration and technical performance. He helped Sytex’s departments and sister-firms grow for almost two decades, giving him the prestige of being a leading professional in the industry.
Prior to joining Sytex, Palmieri was with Analytics, Inc., starting as a Project Engineer and ending as a Principal Analyst. He was responsible for growing his segment of the company, which started off as a staff of zero but evolved into a team of 55 technical personnel who provided technical and professional services to the Department of Defense and to the Drug Enforcement Administration. Palmieri participated in numerous technical efforts, making significant contributions in supporting deployed commands, developing concepts for the fielding and maintenance of Non-Developmental Items (NDI), applying emerging technologies to the solutions of specific law enforcement problems, and formulating tailored system acquisition approaches for both major and non-major programs, both domestically and internationally.
Before Analytics Inc., Palmieri served as an electronic warfare officer in the US Army (1964-1984), with tours spent at Ft Bragg, NC, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe. He is professionally qualified in German, Persian (Farsi & Dari), and Spanish languages, with lesser competencies in Italian, Arabic, and Vietnamese.