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Richard L. Menhart Appointed as Senior Vice President of Business Development, Athenix Special Missions

Tampa, FL – Athenix Special Missions, a preeminent provider of tailored solutions for US Special Operations leveraging vast expertise in technology, systems development, intelligence analysis, operations support, and mission readiness is proud to announce the appointment of Richard L. Menhart, a seasoned US Army and USSOCOM veteran, as the new SVP, Business Development.

Rich Menhart’s nearly 30 years of distinguished military service, including Brigade and Battalion Command and senior leadership positions in both USASOC and JSOC, has equipped him with unparalleled expertise in Special Operations, SOF Advanced Training, SOF & Operational Logistics, Intelligence Operations, and Complex Communications provision globally. After his military service, Menhart excelled in Fortune 500 Business Capture in the Special Operations, Interagency & Defense Industrial Base arenas.

Lee Hudson, President of Athenix Special Missions, expressed great enthusiasm about Menhart’s addition as SVP of ASM’s Business Development Team: “Rich is ideally suited to lead ASM’s Growth team. His extensive experience across the USSOCOM enterprise, in tandem with his leadership skills and notable industry successes, make him uniquely qualified to lead Athenix’ growth in critical support to the DoD, USSOCOM enterprise, the Interagency, and other special mission customers. His vision, proven leadership and ability to win are indispensable assets to our team.”

Reflecting on his new role, Menhart stated: “Joining Athenix allows me the opportunity to chart new growth and further develop our already capable team, while enhancing our support to our Nation’s premier fighting forces, partners and critical enablers. Our goal remains: Athenix will continue to strive to be the partner of choice for the most demanding roles, missions and functions in support of US Special Operations and the wider Department of Defense.” About Athenix Special Missions (ASM): ASM, a strategic business unit within Athenix Solutions Group, is renowned for its agile, innovative mission readiness and intelligence solutions that provide a tactical edge to our Nation’s premier warfighters. By integrating effective systems development, operational support and world-class readiness solutions within difficult mission parameters, Athenix stands as a beacon of excellence in US Special Operations and with other customers operating at the edge.

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