Controller, Operations Manager and Facility Security Officer positions are filled in this expanding small business
NORTHPORT, NY, April 4, 2011 – Significant changes have occurred in the day-to-day management of Applied Visions Inc., the software engineering and research and development firm headquartered in Northport. Ms. Cathleen Ebert-Velardi has taken on the positions of Operations Manager and Facility Security Officer (FSO), and Ms. Kelly Bostwick has been promoted to Controller.
As Operations Manager Ms. Ebert-Velardi is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the business including human resources, benefits administration, policies and procedures, vendor management, recruiting, purchasing, and project administration. In her role as FSO she will be responsible for compliance with Department of Defense (DoD) security regulations on AVI’s classified contracts, including personnel and facility clearances, management of AVI’s secure facilities, storage and transmission of classified data, and operational security.
Ms. Ebert-Velardi joined AVI in 2000. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Communications from Adelphi University, and is past chapter president of the Greater Suffolk Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). She is a resident of East Northport.
As Controller, Ms. Bostwick oversees all accounting, contracting, and financial matters for the company, including maintaining financial accountability for AVI’s contracts with the federal government. AVI and its Secure Decisions division conduct substantial work for the DoD, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the intelligence community. Their federal contracts are subject to compliance with numerous Federal Acquisition Regulations, to management oversight by the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), and to regular financial audits by the Defense Contracting Acquisition Agency (DCAA).
Ms. Bostwick was raised in Coram, and graduated from State University of New York at Stony Brook with a degree in Business Administration. She joined AVI in 2007.
“AVI recognizes talent and hard work in all of its employees. There is no glass ceiling here. Our CEO, Frank Zinghini, provides the training and educational opportunities needed for individual growth, and strives to promote from within the company,” said Dr. Anita D’Amico, Director of AVI’s Secure Decisions division. Mr. Zinghini added, “Kelly and Cathy are examples of two individuals who have embraced the challenges presented to them, and demonstrated their ability to learn and advance. I am pleased to see them take on these new responsibilities.”
About Applied Visions and Secure Decisions
Applied Visions, Inc. (AVI) provides software products, custom solutions, and advanced technology research for commercial and government customers. The company’s vision and expertise in visual software solutions for complex defense, national security, and business problems have served AVI’s customers in the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, the intelligence community, and prominent technology and Fortune 500 firms.
Secure Decisions is a leader in cyber security visualization, with an established track record of R&D contracts and product development. Secure Decisions’ products are used to enhance the situational awareness of senior officers, computer network defenders, and other security professionals in government and commercial organizations. VIAssist™ and MeerCAT® are among Secure Decisions’ extensive portfolio of cyber defense solutions.
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