OceanSound Partners Announces Appointment of Peter LaMontagne as CEO of Smartronix and Trident Technologies
NEW YORK, NY - (29 July 2020) -- OceanSound
Partners, LP ("OceanSound") today announced the appointment of Peter B.
LaMontagne as Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") of Smartronix, LLC ("Smartronix") and Trident Technologies,
LLC ("Trident") (collectively, the "Company"). He succeeds John Parris,
who co-founded Smartronix in 1995, operated as CEO of Smartronix since 2007 and
both companies since December 2019. Mr. Parris will serve as Vice Chairman of
the Company going forward.
"Over the last 25 years, John Parris has overseen the transformative growth of
Smartronix into the business it is today, while more recently also supporting
and driving the integration with Trident. We are pleased with his active role in
the search for a successor and excited that the Company and Peter will continue
to benefit from his insights, experience, and relationships in his new role as
Vice Chairman," said Joe Benavides, Co-Founder and Partner at OceanSound. "Peter
is an accomplished CEO and a proven leader, having led several successful
private equity-owned and technology-enabled solution providers in the public
sector through the full investment lifecycle. We are fortunate to have a leader
of his caliber join the Company as we embark on this next phase of growth."
Mr. LaMontagne joins the Smartronix-Trident team from Quantum Spatial, Inc.
("QSI"), a geospatial analytics firm where he was CEO until its acquisition by
NV5 Global, Inc. in late 2019. Prior to QSI, Mr. LaMontagne led Novetta, Inc. as
CEO from its establishment in 2012 through early 2017. LaMontagne has also
served as an advisor and board member at OGSystems, now a subsidiary of Parsons
Corp., and currently serves on the Board of Directors of ManTech International
Corp. (Nasdaq: MANT). A graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, he
started his career in the U.S. Foreign Service, specializing in China and East
Asia security issues.
Jeff Kelly, an OceanSound Co-Founder and Partner, stated, "Peter has worked at
the intersection of national security, technology, and business for more than 20
years. His industry experience, leadership approach, and successful track record
in partnering with private equity sponsors, founders, and technology leaders
combine to make him a great fit for the business—we are looking forward to
partnering with him and the leadership team to continue the Company's track
record of growth."
Mr. Parris said, "It has been a privilege to work with the talented team at
Smartronix over the last 25 years and to begin partnering with our new
colleagues from Trident over the last year. As the Company enters its next
chapter of growth, I felt it was a good time to transition from the CEO role,
and I am excited about the expertise and the growth mindset that Peter brings to
our business. The Company has a very bright future, and I look forward to
supporting its growth as Vice Chairman."
Mr. LaMontagne commented, "It is a privilege to be working with OceanSound and
the leadership team at Smartronix and Trident, and I am excited to implement our
shared strategic vision for the business. From our nationally recognized
leadership in Cloud solutions to our advanced IT/engineering services, and our
rapidly expanding C5ISR capabilities, we have the right talent, contract
vehicles, and capabilities to accelerate growth organically and through
strategic acquisitions to enhance our leadership position in the market and
deepen support for our clients' missions."
About OceanSound Partners
OceanSound Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that invests in U.S.
based technology and technology-enabled services companies operating in
business-to-government and business-to-business end markets. For more
information, please visit www.oceansoundpartners.com.
About Smartronix, LLC
Based in Hollywood, Maryland, Smartronix is a leading provider of next generation
IT, cloud and ISR solutions to the Department of Defense, federal civilian and
commercial customers. The company's core capabilities include cloud
professional, managed, and resale services; ISR solutions; mission systems
integration; enterprise network operations; cybersecurity; and, systems
integration services. Smartronix serves a wide range of customers across federal
and state government and commercial markets. For more information, please visit
About Trident Technologies, LLC
Trident Technologies, LLC is a leading provider of advanced engineering,
information technology and programmatic and technical services to a wide variety
of customers within the United States Department of Defense. The company's
capabilities include advanced engineering; enterprise architecture; data
integration, collection and management; development, integration and deployment;
cloud migration; cybersecurity; and, data analytics. Based in Hunstville,
Alabama, Trident serves a diverse group of customers across the Department of
Defense, with a primary focus on the U.S. Army, U.S. Transportation Command, and
the Missile Defense Agency. For more information, please visit www.tridenttechnologies.net.
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