Adams Communication & Engineering Technology was founded in 1999 by CEO Charles Adams. The company, headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, specializes in defense and intelligence solutions for the federal government.
This Black-operated firm was created in 1987. According to their website, the company supports the “U.S. government with electromagnetic capabilities and sensor integration.” SENTEL is headquartered in Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia. Currently, SENTEL has an estimated 500-plus employees working in various locations around the globe. The company provides support for military communications and weapons systems. Their highly trained engineers predict and resolve electromagnetic compatibility issues on ships, aircraft, land vehicles, and at fixed sites. The company has contracts that are estimated at $87 million.
World Wide Technology, Inc.
Systems Application and Technologies Inc.
President and CEO Timothy J. Adams founded his Largo, Maryland-based company in 1989. The company has million-dollar contracts with the U.S Navy, Army, and Department of Defense customers; and Homeland Defense, NASA, foreign ally, and private sector programs. SA-TECH specializes in engineering and technology services, facilities management and logistics. The firm also employs an estimated 400 people in offices on both coasts and in Chicago.
Moody Nolan Inc.
This architecture, engineering, and interior design firm was founded in 1982 by CEO Curtis J. Moody. The young architect set up shop in Columbus, Ohio and eventually partnered with an engineering firm, Howard E. Nolan & Associates, to create Moody Nolan. Now, the company employs nearly 200 people and has offices around the U.S. including Chicago, Houston, and Washington D.C. According to their website, the company designs an estimated $500 million in building construction each year. Moody Nolan Inc. has building projects in community, sports, education, corporate and other industries.
Advanced Technology Systems Inc./Chester Engineers
Nigerian-born entrepreneur Robert Agbede created Advanced Technology Systems in 1987 as an independent Black-owned engineering firm. By 2003, the company merged with the 100-year-old company Chester Engineers to become ATS-Chester Engineers.
This Black-owned South African-based consulting engineers company was formed in 2005 and rebranded to become Escongweni Engineers in 2014. After their successful rebranding, the company expanded to two branches, in Bloemfontein and Johannesburg. Directors Dexter Madlala, Njabulo Nhleko and Ruth Mochotlhoane are in charge of the company and have successfully garnered contracts in the country. The company primarily works with water and sanitation, structural, and transportation engineering contracts. The Escongweni Engineers work with projects totaling in the millions.
Logistics Systems Incorporated
Logistics Systems Incorporated was created in 2002 by current CEO and president Lawrence Wilkerson. His company provides integrated logistics management and life cycle support; technical support and information technology services. To date, Wilkerson’s company has contracts with the Department of Defense, U.S. Department of the Army, U.S. Department of the Navy, and other federal departments.