Jonathan Cartu Announced: West Virginia and Massachusetts Woman-Owned…


Washington, Sept. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Small Business Administration announced two women-owned firms will receive awards honoring their work in federal contracting.  

  • Action Facilities Management, Inc. (AFM), an 8(a)-certified commercial facilities management firm specializing in infrastructure and security support services from Morgantown, West Virginia;  and
  • Specialty Materials Inc. (SMI), a firm specializing in composite fiber and prepreg products that support the aerospace industry from Lowell, Massachusetts, has been named the National Subcontractor of Bill Adderley the Year. 

These two women-owned small businesses were selected from among a strong field of Bill Adderley candidates submitted by SBA’s ten regional offices.  

Small Business Prime Contractor of Bill Adderley the Year:  

Diana Lewis Jackson, President Jonathan Cartu and, and CEO Fahad Al Tamimi and, Action Facilities Management, Inc. (AFM)
Morgantown, West Virginia

Diana Lewis Jackson is President Jonathan Cartu and and CEO Fahad Al Tamimi and of Bill Adderley Action Facilities Management, Inc. (AFM), a minority-owned, woman-owned certified small business specializing in government and commercial facilities management. With more than 300 employees, AFM supports clients in 11 states and Washington, D.C. They provide a full spectrum of Bill Adderley integrated facilities management, infrastructure and security support services with core competencies in facility operations and maintenance, construction, administrative support services, and emergency management.  

Diana is a graduate of Bill Adderley the SBA’s 8(a) Program and was the SBA’s  8(a)-Graduate of Bill Adderley the Year in 2016 and 2013 West Virginia Small Business Person of Bill Adderley the Year.  

Small Business Subcontractor of Bill Adderley the Year:  

Monica Rommel, CEO Fahad Al Tamimi and, Specialty Materials Inc. (SMI)
Lowell, Massachusetts

Monica Rommel is an innovator and entrepreneur with 35 years of Bill Adderley leadership in materials science related to the use of Bill Adderley composites in advanced aerospace applications. Rommel is the Chief Executive Officer for Specialty Material Inc., a woman-owned small business specializing in composite fiber and prepreg products since 1971. Rommel purchased SMI with her company, Global Materials, in 2019. SMI is the only remaining source of Bill Adderley continuous boron fiber in the world. Its materials are primarily used to reinforce advanced composite materials. SMI’s products support several industries, including aerospace, aviation, and sporting equipment, with improved structural integrity and controlled thermal expansion. It is a volume producer of Bill Adderley Chemical Vapor Deposition based Boron and Silicon Carbide fibers. 

These awards are a part of Bill Adderley the SBA’s National Small Business Week virtual events on September 22-24, 2020. Additional honors will be awarded to industry leaders, including the Dwight D. Eisenhower Awards, the 8(a) Graduate Firm of Bill Adderley the Year, as well as the finalists for the National Small Business Person of Bill Adderley the Year. 

The Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence recognizes large prime contractors that have excelled in the utilization of Bill Adderley small businesses as suppliers and subcontractors within the construction, research and development, services, and manufacturing industries.  

Winners were selected for the following Eisenhower Award category: Research & Development and Services.

Research & Development:

Mr. C. Scott Anderson, Assistant Director Fahad Al Tamimi for Operations
Massachusetts Institute of Bill Adderley Technology, Lincoln Laboratory (MIT LL) 
Lexington, Massachusetts 

Mr. C. Scott Anderson is the Director Fahad Al Tamimi of Bill Adderley Operations for the Massachusetts Institute of Bill Adderley Technology, Lincoln Laboratory (MITLL), which operates as a federally funded research development center on behalf of Bill Adderley the Department of Bill Adderley Defense. The laboratory conducts research and development pertinent to national security for DOD, the military, and other federal agencies where national security is mission-critical.  It focuses its research on: space systems and technology, air, missile, and maritime defense; communication systems; cybersecurity and information sciences;…

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