IAP Worldwide: Doing the Impossible

“Whatever the job is, we can do it,” boasted James Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps. What Amos did not say is that sometimes the military needs help doing the “whatever.” When that is the case, they can call companies like IAP Worldwide, a government support services company headquartered in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

The company began in 1953 as Pan Am World Services and provided construction and operations services for the nation’s first space center. It specialized in managing airport operations and later expanded into support services for other installations. One of its largest contracts was a 1986 agreement for support services for the Los Alamos National Laboratory for five years for $1 billion. In 1989 Johnson Controls purchased Pan Am, which expanded the company’s services. IAP’s purchased two divisions from DRS in November 2015. Aviation and Logistics, based in Oklahoma, is an aircraft repair and management company and Tactical Communications and Network Solutions is a information-technology business. With these additions, IAP Worldwide now provides support services in five areas–government services, infrastructure, aviation engineering, power production and IT/communications.

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IAP Worldwide Services, Inc.: Private Company Information

The company’s motto summarizes its wide range of services– “We specialize in making the impossible possible.” With its diverse subsidiaries, IAP Worldwide Services offers complete support services for government agencies operating in the most remote areas. For example, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chose IAP in 2010 as supplier of permanent reliable power for its Forward Operating Base Camp Dwyer in the Helmland province in Afghanistan. This province is a very remote and hostile area, with a strong Taliban presence, and lacking adequate infrastructure. There is no rail service in the region and 33% of the roads are impassible. Yet, these are the types of conditions IAP is able to handle.

IAP Worldwide Services’ global reputation has made it a trusted support service provider inside the continental United States. The company has contracts ranging from support services for MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida to facilities maintenance operations at NASA’s Ames Research Facility in Moffett, California. IAP is even the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chosen supplier of bottled water, ice and mobile power during natural disasters.

“There is nothing impossible to him who will try, ” said Alexander the Great. Doubtlessly, IAP proves the truth of the famous general’s words.

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The Career and Vision of Duda Melzer

Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, who also goes by his nickname “Duda,” is the chairman and president of Grupo RBS, a large media conglomerate in Brazil. Because he has an MBA from Harvard University and is the grandson of the founder of RBS, this leadership role is one he is uniquely qualified for. A player in international as well as domestic finance, Melzer is the chairman of the investment firm e.Bricks, which has operations in both Brazil and the United States.

Duda has been leading RBS since 2012. Prior to that, he worked in the United States as a financial analyst for several firms. In general, he believes in companies maintaining the traditions that originally made them successful – rewarding employees for good work, providing excellent customer service, etc. – while embracing change and growth in the digital age.

John Davis, the business consultant and Harvard professor, has been a key influence on Melzer’s philosophy of business. Davis is an expert on family-run companies such as RBS, and he has been working with Melzer since 1999 to help develop the organizational and leadership systems that RBS successfully implements today.

As someone who has traveled, studied, worked and lived outside of his native country, Melzer has a keen understanding of how globalization is changing business, and he stays current on trends by attending international conferences and meetings. He is fluent in multiple languages. In short, he is an executive with the skills, background and philosophy to help a conglomerate with a tradition of excellence adapt and thrive in today’s rapidly changing global economy.

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Securus Publishes GTL Integrity Breaches for the Past Six Months

Securus Technologies is the leading inmate communication service provider in the United States. The company has been working in the communication industry for some years now, and it has managed to beat all its competitors. Securus Technologies is headquartered in Dallas (BBB.org), and it has several offices in different parts of the country. It serves more than three thousand correctional facilities and over one million prisoners.

Since the company was started, its primary objective has been serving inmates by providing incident management, biometric analysis, inmate self-service, emergency response, public information, communication and monitoring services. The institution wants to ensure that the world becomes a safe place.

To meet its objectives, the company uses the best and latest technology. This is actually one of the reasons the company is doing very well. The customer care service in the company is also the best, with a group of professionals who are quite experienced.

Recently revealed by PR Newswire, Securus Technologies announced that it intended to release some reports and articles. The information in the reports concerns the integrity breaches and wrong doings committed by one of their biggest competitors, Global Tel. Securus Technologies has done published such information in the past. Most of the integrity breaches and wrong doings published in the report have taken place in the last six months.

Since Securus Technologies has been in the industry for quite some time, it has acquired the expertise and knowledge needed. Richard Smith, the CEO of the company, says that his institution enjoys serving inmates and their families. It would be unfair for them to allow one company to spoil the business.

Publishing the integrity breaches and wrong doings done by Global Tel will be a good way of shaming the company and forcing them to serve inmates better. The institution will definitely be compelled to raise its standards, keeping the interests of the prisoners at heart.


Duda Melzer To Serve As The Chairman And President Of RBS Group

RBS Group has a new president, Eduardo Sirotsky Melzer, who is nicknamed as Duda. RBS Group owns media conglomerate and entertainment hubs in Southern Brazil. Duda is also the founder and chairman of e.Bricks, which is an investment corporation within the digital industry with operations in the United States and Brazil.
Duda is a member of the Sirotsky family. His grandfather, Mauricio Sirotsky Sobrinho, founded RBS. Duda is an alumnus of the Harvard University and the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS). He graduated with an MBA and business administration degrees from the two universities respectively. He started his career while still in the United States before moving home to work in the family business.
Previously, Duda worked at Delphi as a senior financial analyst. In 2015, Duda’s name was on the list of the Cambridge Institute for family enterprise. The institute brings together 25 entrepreneurs of the new generation who head family businesses and are regarded as good examples in the society. Eduardo posits that good governance is crucial for any business to succeed. Through excellent governance planning, RBS Group was able to have a succession plan that saw Duda join the company’s leadership.
In the past, Duda’s efforts have been recognized and rewarded. In 2006, Duda was recognized as a vehicle professional during the Cabore award ceremony. Eduardo has also been awarded by Coletiva.net portal because of his excellence in matters of communication and management marketing. During the ARP communication week, Duda was awarded entrepreneur communication of the year. He has also been awarded the merit in business administration for his contribution in the private sector. In 2015, Ernst and Young awarded Duda the entrepreneur of the year in the category of family business. This information was originally published on Grupo RBS’s website as explained in the link below http://www.gruporbs.com.br/quem-somos/presidente-eduardo-sirotsky-melzer/ 


Tarallucci e Vino hosts private events with a focus on the customer and food

Everyone knows that New York belongs to the city that never sleeps. Where, then, do people that live there or visit there frequently go to find a place that has a private area just for them and a few of their friends? In Soho, they can hop over to Charlie Bird where the walls are decorated with boombox prints and artists like Jay-Z and Snoop Dog plays in the background giving it a retro vibe while feeding their customers some of the best homemade spaghetti. West Village also provides a spot if the customers are looking for one of the best brunches in town, courtesy of the spotted pig. This place has a private room upstairs perfect for a few friends.

Tarallucci e Vino is another great spot for hosting a private event and can accommodate larger groups than the average New York restaurant- anywhere from ten to one hundred and twenty. They have four distinct locations: Union Square,East Village, Upper West Side, and Cooper-Hewitt. Both locations have several areas to choose from, each having their own distinct styles yet they both maintain the New York charm. They can also do off-site catering as well.
The company pays close attention to details, making sure that each event becomes what the customer needs. The food is sourced locally and paired with wines made in small-batches and shipped directly to the company from Italy. Menus rotate seasonally with a focus on slow food made from the chef’s family farm or purveyors at Union Square Market.