In 1980, ATS was founded by U.S. Navy veteran Rick Leenstra, who throughout his career realized the need to harness the power of data to drive decisions. He worked to develop the Contiguous Connection Model (CCM). CCM was a leading edge technology to simplify rapid information retrieval, enhance data navigation and visualization, and promote knowledge discovery. Before XML became a de facto standard, this patented technology was revolutionary for its time. This was the start of ATS's emergence as a leader in creating innovative solutions for a variety of federal government customers.
Today ATS continues to deliver user-focused solutions. In the last 38 years, we've remained a trustworthy resource for the U.S. Navy and have continued to cultivate new relationships. By using iterative methodologies, we quickly deliver useful tools and actionable insights and then work to continuously improve them. With each day, we continue to raise our standards.
As ATS grows, we look forward to working with our existing and future customers to become more data-driven in their decision-making. We are always ready for new opportunities to collaborate on elegant solutions to some of the most complex problems you may face. By nurturing a culture that attracts exceptional talent and encourages innovation, we foster work environments that push people to do their very best. Working closely with our customers, we are able to transfer innovative solutions to areas of their business never previously considered.
Since founding ATS in 1980, Rick has applied his extensive experience with configuration-based life cycle maintenance support systems for Naval ships and systems to the development of ATS's technology and service offerings and is the co-inventor of ATS's patented CCM technology. As Chairman, CEO and President, Rick leads the ATS Board of Directors and is responsible for corporate oversight.
Jon joined ATS in 2015 after leaving the the U.S. Navy's submarine force. He has since been the driving force behind continuous improvement. He oversees day-to-day operations through a leadership style rooted in honesty, integrity, and open communications. Jon holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, an MS in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, a Certificate in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova, and is working toward an MS in Systems Technology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Felicia joined ATS in 1987 and has guided the company through the financial, contractual and human resource challenges of a growing company. She is responsible for finance, accounting, human resources and facilities. She is a Charter Member of the West Sound Chapter of the National Contract Management Association and has been treasurer of the local chapter since 1991. Felicia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Virginia Tech.
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