Martinez Masters NextGen Tech at Belcan

In his first job Joseph A. Martinez converted aerospace design specifications into detailed technical drawings. By today’s standards this may seem an archaic approach; however, computer-aided design (CAD) programs were just beginning to be embraced by engineers.

Once manual renderings were usurped by CAD, Martinez’s duties evolved from creating renderings to manually analyzing the program’s output; still it was a tedious process.

“It seemed like I could do it manually faster than the computers at the time,” he recalls. “But technology progressed, evolved and expanded. We’re now where we have all of these machines that are faster, hold more space, and data is generated faster than ever.”

Now, as a senior technical leader in the aerospace industry, Martinez relies on the computational capabilities of modern software, and, perhaps most importantly, the expanding storage capacity in which to stash massive quantities of harvested intel.

“It’s easier to obtain data, but it requires additional space to do that and to be able to access it,” he notes.

Since 2003 Martinez has worked at Belcan. Based in Cincinnati, OH, the corporation provides engineering expertise, cybersecurity services, and technical recruiting for industrial and government organizations, as well as aerospace manufacturers.

Although he’s had many opportunities over his career to experience the efficacy of data management, for Martinez, one project last year uniquely illustrated the practicality and flexibility of data analytics.

“We were tasked to take data, which basically represented components needed to build a jet engine, and ensure the engine’s accuracy. The challenge was that there were multiple iterations because the parts are constantly changing in various models that comprise the whole engine,” Martinez explains.

“IT SEEMED LIKE I COULD DO IT MANUALLY FASTER THAN THE COMPUTERS AT THE TIME. BUT TECHNOLOGY PROGRESSED, EVOLVED AND EXPANDED. WE’RE NOW WHERE WE HAVE ALL OF THESE MACHINES THAT ARE FASTER, HOLD MORE SPACE, AND DATA IS GENERATED FASTER THAN EVER.”

Initially, the process took several months. “I looked at the big picture, and thought there has to be an easier way. We were looking at thousands and thousands of parts that translated into data. I decided to create data relative to the structure in our two environments. Then I had to figure out how to bring the two different data sets together and communicate with each other, highlighting the unknowns and changes in the iterations,” he explains.

“Once they could communicate, we got an understanding of what had to be added or removed so we had a completed engine that was valid with all of the components required to be in that iteration.” Martinez says this data-dependent approach radically sped up the process.

“We took that timeline from three to four months to one month, and then cut it to a week, then within days and hours for new iterations,” he points out.

“The customer was pleased, and we delivered on time with quality and integrity of parts. That was quite the feat.”

Back when he worked as a drafter, Martinez may not have foreshadowed the specific possibilities of today’s technology, but he knew the momentum would never slow.

“Even back then I was learning that technology is going to improve, and it has, and always will,” he concludes.

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Belcan LLC (“Belcan”), a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting, and information technology (IT) services supporting the aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and government services markets, announced today that for the second consecutive year, the company has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Pratt & Whitney Supplier Productivity Innovation Award. This is the seventh award that Belcan has received from Pratt & Whitney in the last eight years, a testament to Belcan’s highly-valued contributions to Pratt &Whitney’s success as part of their enduring relationship.

Belcan’s President of Engineering, Neal Montour, accepted the award on behalf of the Belcan team at the Pratt & Whitney Supplier Summit. “Belcan’s commitment to innovation and value creation is a result of our performance-driven culture and class-leading service offerings for our customers,” Montour said. “I am very proud of our team for continually providing high quality, cost-effective solutions to Pratt & Whitney.”

“Belcan’s commitment to driving change and continuously delivering better solutions to Pratt & Whitney through value added innovations contributes to the continued advancement and quality of our products, while allowing Pratt & Whitney to maintain its competitive edge in the marketplace,” said Mahesh Patel, Director, Global Engineering Sourcing, Pratt & Whitney.

“We are very proud of our team’s accomplishments; they more than doubled the savings value from the prior year. Our deep knowledge of the P&W product line and understanding of their business needs allowed these innovation savings to be aimed where they were needed the most – helping P&W deliver a high-quality product on time while reducing their overall cost,” said Steve Houghtaling, Senior Vice President of Belcan’s UTC Account.

The award was based on Belcan’s 2018 achievements, including 15 productivity improvements and three cost avoidances. Belcan also won the award as a result of its commitment to initiatives such as internal award programs, internal and external training programs, technical mentoring efforts, teaming endeavors, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) outreach.

About Belcan
Belcan, LLC is a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers better outcomes for customers – from jet engines, airframe, and avionics, to heavy vehicles, automobiles, and cybersecurity, Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide solutions that are adaptable, integrated, and add value. Belcan has been earning the trust of our customers for 60 years and counting. For more information, please visit www.belcan.com.

BELCAN WINS BEST OF STAFFING’S CLIENT, TALENT, AND TALENT DIAMOND AWARDS

Cincinnati, Ohio – February 7, 2019 – Belcan, LLC’s Technical Recruiting segment has received top honors from the 2019 Best of Staffing competition, winning awards in three categories: the Best of Staffing Client Award, Talent Award, and Talent Diamond Award.

Belcan, a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting, and information technology (IT) services supporting the aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and government services markets, has consistently garnered top ratings.

Belcan received the Best of Staffing Client Award for its high service quality ratings from clients, while the Talent Award is based on the ratings provided by permanent and temporary employees Belcan has placed at top companies worldwide. The company earned the Talent Diamond award for winning the Best of Staffing Talent Award for at least five years in a row.

The Best of Staffing Award is earned by companies based solely on the ratings given to them by hiring professionals and the employees they place at their client companies. Less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada have earned the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence.

“We are honored once again to be recognized by Best of Staffing for the high level of service we provide to our clients and contract employees,” said Donavan L. McDonald, President, Belcan Technical Recruiting. “These awards are particularly satisfying because we truly care about finding the best candidates at the world’s premier companies. I thank our excellent employees for making Belcan the leading technical recruiting firm across our industries.”

Representative Belcan client survey feedback includes:

“Belcan has always been speedy and precise with their candidates… the candidates are highly qualified, and the perfect fit.”

“Belcan personnel are very responsive to our needs and inquiries. Excellent follow up with open items. Belcan personnel have dedicated themselves to understanding our company and try to fit the best person into our open job positions.”

“Belcan and their staff have been a great help to us, finding us help in a short period of time, and always getting back to me very quickly if we need anything. They are a great bunch to work with.”

“Belcan has always provided us with the best, most highly qualified candidates.”

Typical feedback from Belcan contract employees include:

“My overall experience has been nothing but wonderful. This opportunity has been fantastic and I am very appreciative.”

“This is by far the best temporary company that I have had the pleasure to work for. I would and have recommended Belcan to my family and friends. Belcan, you guys set the bar high for employment services.”

“I always had very quick response to any issues. The system for hour submission and expense reporting works very well. The Belcan associates I deal with have always been totally courteous and professional.”

Survey Procedure and Awards Criteria

The Best of Staffing 2019 Survey was sent to 658 of Belcan’s clients who had worked with Belcan for a three-month date range (early August 2018 to early November 2018). The Talent Survey was sent to 2,178 Belcan contract employees who had worked for Belcan for the same three-month date range. Both surveys were sent in early January 2019. For more information on the survey procedure and the awards criteria, please visit https://www.bestofstaffing.com/best-staffing-agencies/.

About Belcan

Belcan, LLC is a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers better outcomes for customers – from jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles, automobiles, and cybersecurity, Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide solutions that are adaptable, integrated, and value added. Belcan has been earning the trust of our customers for 60 years and counting. For more information, please visit www.belcan.com.

About Best of Staffing

ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Award is the only award in the U.S. and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service quality based entirely on ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Award winners are showcased by city and area of expertise on ClearlyRated.com – an online resource for hiring professionals and job seekers to find the best staffing agencies to call when they are in need.

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Belcan Government Services Awarded $38 Million Professional Technical Support Services Contract From Joint Directed Energy Transition Office (DE-JTO)

Albuquerque, NM – Belcan, LLC announced today that Schafer Aerospace Inc., part of Belcan’s Government Services segment, has been awarded a Professional Technical Support Services (PTSS) contract with the Joint Directed Energy Transition Office (DE-JTO), with a contract ceiling of $38 million.

Under the PTSS contract, Belcan will continue to provide advisory and assistance services (A&AS) to DE-JTO with contributing subject matter experts in laser sources, beam control, atmospheric propagation, lethality, modeling and simulation, and advanced high energy laser (HEL) concepts. With over 15 years of providing A&AS to DE-JTO, Belcan is familiar with all DE-JTO processes and procedures, from S&A requirements to Technical Area Working Groups (TAWG), as well as Broad Agency Announcements (BAA) and Multidisciplinary Research Initiatives (MRI) that produce high energy laser state-of-the-art advances.

“We are honored to have supported DE-JTO’s mission since 2002, and our team of directed energy professionals is looking forward to bringing the same high level of consistency and dedication to additional high energy laser programs across the agency,” said Lance Kwasniewski, CEO of Belcan.

About Belcan

Belcan, LLC is a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers better outcomes for customers – from jet engines, airframe, and avionics, to heavy vehicles, automobiles, and cybersecurity, Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide solutions that are adaptable, integrated, and add value. Belcan has been earning the trust of our customers for 60 years and counting. For more information, please visit www.belcan.com.

 

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U.S. Navy Awards Belcan Government Services the Seaport Next Generation Contract, a $50 Billion Multi-year IDIQ Contract

Arlington, Virginia – Belcan, LLC announced today that Schafer Government Services, part of Belcan’s Government Services segment, has been awarded the SeaPort Next Generation contract, a 10-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quality (IDIQ) multiple award contract from the United States Navy in Arlington, Virginia.

Belcan is among the companies that will compete for task orders to provide engineering and program management support services with a total contract value of $50 billion, averaging $5 billion annually over 10 years. Under this IDIQ, Belcan and the awarded companies will provide systems and process engineering support, test and evaluation, research and development, modeling, simulation, prototype and analysis support, system design documentation and technical data support, financial analysis, analytical and organizational assessment and logistics support, computer and information security, and systems analysis and management support.

“We look forward to continuing to support the Navy through the SeaPort Next Generation contract. Our team of skilled professionals brings a high level of engineering expertise with proven results to assist the Navy’s innovative advances through research and development and test and evaluation,” said Lee Shabe, President, Belcan Government Services.

About Belcan

Belcan, LLC is a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers better outcomes for customers – from jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles, automobiles, and cybersecurity, Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide solutions that are adaptable, integrated, and value added. Belcan has been earning the trust of our customers for 60 years and counting. For more information, please visit www.belcan.com.

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Belcan Acquires Omega Engineering Services Limited

Belcan, LLC (“Belcan”), a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting, and information technology (IT) services to the aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and government services markets, today announced the acquisition of Omega Engineering Services Limited (“OES”) from parent company Passionate About People Ltd. (“PAP”). Terms of the transaction, which closed on July 31, were not disclosed. Belcan is a portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners, LP (“AEI”), a private investor in aerospace, power generation, and specialty industrial companies.

OES, headquartered in Cheltenham, England, is an established leader in the UK in the testing and development of control equipment for use in the aerospace and industrial sectors. OES offers tailor-made flexible service contracts covering design, sourcing, purchasing, supply, calibration, and delivery of test and other equipment. The company also provides high-quality hardware and software engineering solutions to some of the biggest names in safety-critical industries.

“The demand for OES’s capabilities in rigorous testing of control equipment in our chosen sectors is growing tremendously,” said Lance Kwasniewski, Chief Executive Officer of Belcan. “This acquisition complements our international growth strategy and is a key step in strengthening Belcan’s ability to serve its global customer base.”

Keith Matthews, President of Belcan International, added, “OES has grown significantly under PAP for many years, offering a complete design-to-manufacture capability. OES now has the opportunity to expand its engineering services as part of Belcan, a dedicated and growing engineering services group. I welcome the OES team to Belcan International and am excited to work with them in building their expertise to establish a market-leading reputation across international sectors.”

Alan Beresford, co-founder of Passionate About People, said,” We are delighted to have helped OES grow and now is the right time for the business to be associated with Belcan, and the tremendous opportunity that brings for all stakeholders. This transaction allows PAP to focus on its path of market-leading growth and service innovation within the resource solutions and recruitment process outsourcing sectors.”

Mishcon de Reya served as legal advisor and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP served as financial advisor to Belcan. BPE served as legal advisor and Shaw & Co LLP served as financial advisor to Passionate About People.

About Belcan

Belcan is a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers better outcomes for customers – from jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles, automobiles, and cybersecurity, Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide solutions that are adaptable, integrated, and value-added. Belcan has been earning the trust of our customers for 60 years and counting. For more information, please visit www.belcan.com.

About Passionate About People

Passionate About People (PAP) is an independently owned resource solutions provider, serving a multitude of clients throughout the UK (and Europe) via the provision of integrated resource solutions and recruitment process outsourcing solutions. These services are delivered through its key brands of Omega Resource Group and Datum RPO respectively, and via multiple locations. The Group is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2018; enjoying its fifth consecutive year of market leading growth, and was, for the first time, recognised in the LSE Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain report. Please visit www.passionateaboutpeople.co.uk.

About AE Industrial Partners

AE Industrial Partners is a leading private equity firm with more than $2.7 billion of assets under management, including equity commitments from Fund II, specializing in control investments in aerospace and defense, power generation, and specialty industrial businesses. AEI invests in market-leading companies that can benefit from its deep operating experience, industry knowledge, and relationships. Learn more at www.aeroequity.com.

Belcan Wins Supplier Productivity Innovation Award from Pratt & Whitney

CINCINNATIJuly 25, 2018, Belcan, a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting, and information technology (IT) services supporting the aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and government services markets, announced that it has been selected as a recipient of the 2017 Pratt & Whitney Supplier Productivity Innovation Award, designated by Pratt & Whitney as one of the two Most Innovative Suppliers.  This is the sixth award that Belcan has received from Pratt & Whitney in the last seven years, a testament to Belcan’s highly-valued contributions to Pratt & Whitney’s success as part of their enduring relationship.

Belcan’s CEO Lance Kwasniewski accepted the award on behalf of the Belcan team at the Pratt & Whitney Supplier Summit held in East Hartford, Connecticut.  “Belcan’s performance-driven culture is key to our six-decade history of exceptional service and the driving force behind our commitment to our customers’ success,” Kwasniewski said.  “I am very proud of our team for consistently delivering the highest standards of value and innovation to Pratt & Whitney throughout our long-standing relationship.”

“Belcan’s commitment to driving change and continuously delivering better solutions to Pratt & Whitney through value added innovations ensures the continued advancement and quality of our products, while allowing Pratt & Whitney to maintain its competitive edge in the marketplace,” said Mahesh Patel, Director, Global Engineering Sourcing, Pratt & Whitney.

“We are very proud of the talent and domain expertise our people bring to our customers – innovation is a key differentiator for Belcan and is highly valued in the aerospace community,” said Joe Triompo, President of Belcan’s Engineering Services Segment.

The award was based on Belcan’s 2017 achievements, including eight client patents, nine tool/software innovations, and 10 productivity improvements worth $4.9 million in savings to Pratt & Whitney.  Belcan also won the award as a result of its commitment to initiatives such as internal award programs, internal and external training programs, technical mentoring efforts, teaming endeavors, and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) outreach.

About Belcan

Belcan is a global supplier of engineering, supply chain, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers better outcomes for customers – from jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles, automobiles, and cybersecurity, Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide solutions that are adaptable, integrated, and value added. Belcan has been earning the trust of our customers for 60 years and counting. For more information, please visit www.belcan.com.

Belcan Government Services Achieves CMMI Level 3 Rating

Arlington, VA – June 25, 2018 – Belcan, LLC announced today that its Government Services segment has been successfully appraised at Maturity Level 3 for CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)® for Services. Belcan Government Services’ Growth & Strategy group obtained the rating based on an appraisal performed by JFR Consulting.

CMMI® for Services is a capability improvement framework that provides organizations with the essential elements of effective processes that ultimately improve their performance. An appraisal at capability Level 3 is characterized as a defined process. At this level, processes are well characterized and understood, and are described in standards, procedures, tools and methods.  The organization’s set of standard processes, which is the basis for maturity Level 3, is established and improved over time.

“Our investment in obtaining the CMMI Level 3 confirms Belcan Government Services’ commitment to delivering reliable and measurable service to our customers throughout the entire program lifecycle, from conception to delivery, to management and maintenance,” said Lee Shabe, President of Government Services. “Because our processes are well defined, Belcan Government Services’ customers can expect a definite service delivery schedule, clear communication plan and measurable performance metrics that are important to the mission.”

About Belcan

Belcan is a global supplier of engineering, technical recruiting, supply chain, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, defense, automotive, industrial, and government sectors.  Belcan engineers better outcomes through adaptive and integrated services.  From jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles, chemical processing, and cybersecurity, Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide customer-driven solutions that are flexible, scalable, and cost-effective.  Belcan’s unique capabilities have led to continuous growth and success for nearly 60 years.  For more information, please visit www.belcan.com.

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DeMotta Grows His Portfolio with Belcan

Despite the fact that the U.S. military is one of the largest employers in the world, it simply cannot handle every detail in house. For example, the Department of Defense (DoD) seeks private-sector organizations to carry out specialized services, such as information technology and computer networking. Belcan fits neatly into this niche.

The Cincinnati, OH-based company offers the DoD, intelligence agencies and other government contractors expertise in enterprise IT products, such as risk management, cyber and information assurances, network and systems engineering, and software development.

As part of the Belcan team, Darrell K. DeMotta is pleased to once again be leading projects that benefit the armed services. He’s also excited to grow his own professional opportunities.

“I knew coming here I would be able to use my experience, but on a larger portfolio. Not only IT services, but cybersecurity and desktop support,” he says.

For the first half of his professional life, DeMotta served in the U.S. Air Force (USAF). He assumed many roles that revolved around technology. For instance, he was involved with technical air control for both conventional commands and Special Forces.

“Plus, I have a communications background, as well as background with operations and computer systems,” he says.

As DeMotta began contemplating a second career outside of the military, he decided to build on his growing technical repertoire. While still on active duty, he pursued an associate degree in IT and a bachelor’s degree in systems technology.

Despite 20 years working with cutting-edge aircraft and associated technology along with his degrees, DeMotta’s civilian job search didn’t start off as smoothly as he’d hoped. He wished to stay near his final posting in New York state, but found opportunities in the region limited. Once he broadened his search, though, he found success.

“My first civilian position was a program manager for the Cherokee Nation Technologies in IT and program management support,” remembers DeMotta.

Although it required a cross-country move, DeMotta values his time with the organization because it illuminated the differences between military or combat missions and projects in the business realm. The experience also helped DeMotta further define his career objectives.

“My goal now that I’m out of the military is to learn as much as I can about business so in a decade
or two, I can be a CEO or run an organization’s IT and cybersecurity operations,” he explains.

Accepting a role at Belcan in 2016 was another step toward that goal. As program director
for enterprise IT and cybersecurity, DeMotta has expanded his degree of technical duties and supervises
a larger team.

“I control four contracts for the National Security Agency (NSA) and the [General] Services Administration (GSA). I have 85 people all over the country,” he explains.

“Right now most of my focus is on government, but I do business development on the commercial side, too. Some of the cool things I’ve done [is help] mentor a small, upcoming company that’s a disability veteran-owned organization looking to expand. We mentor them in how government service works, human resources, business development, management and leadership,” he adds.

What’s more, DeMotta has assumed some staffing responsibilities, which has prompted him to reassess which aspects of the military work ethic readily translate to the business environment.

“There are a lot of things in the military we take for granted, like keeping a schedule, running projects and budgeting for squadrons. The Air Force taught me how to run an organization, how to organize an organization, and how to connect with people from the ground up through mentorship and communication,” he comments.

“These are some of the things in the civilian world that aren’t second
nature, but are highly valued.”

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CPS and Partners Launch Cyber Security Academy at Taft IT High School

(Cincinnati) – Cincinnati Public Schools students at Taft IT High School will pursue a well-paying and highly technical career in cyber security thanks to a new program built in partnership with ComSpark Tech Innovation Summit, Lead Tribune Media Group, and Belcan.

“Cyber Security Academy is an innovative program that will give CPS students a jump start for a demanding and rewarding career in cyber security,” said Laura Mitchell, Superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools. “Our MyTomorrow program ensures that CPS students leave our classrooms prepared to enter the world of work, earn a good living for themselves and their families, and contribute to our society in meaningful ways. This partnership with Belcan ComSpark Tech Innovation Summit, and Lead Tribune Media Group is a great example of how all of this comes together and gets CPS students ahead of the game.”

Students with the aptitude and passion to learn and study cyber security are selected to participate in the first year of the program. During the three-year course, which is being offered at Taft IT exclusively to start, students will take online cyber classes and at least one instructor-led class during the summer. Students will also have opportunities to participate in internships with Belcan.

“Belcan is honored and excited to be a part of this cutting-edge cyber security training program for students in the Cincinnati area,” said Terry Williams, Belcan’s Chief Technology Officer. “We believe this program will improve the lives of students in Cincinnati by preparing them for immediate entrance into a growing market with a high demand for trained professionals.”

Belcan’s Chief Executive Officer Lance Kwasniewski added, “We have a long and rich history of investing in the development of technical talent in our communities. This program provides a much needed talent source for the growing cyber demand.”

As online technologies continue to evolve and cyber criminals become more sophisticated in their methods and approaches, cyber security is rapidly becoming a top global priority. Governments and businesses need access to a pool of skilled cyber security professionals in order to keep themselves, their employees, and their clients safe.

“Cincinnati Public Schools will be the first urban school district in the United States to offer a cyber security educational track,” said Steve Wanamaker, ComSpark Tech Innovation Summit and Lead Tribune Media Founder and CEO. “ComSpark’s vision has always been to champion talent and innovation in our region. Our founding partners, Belcan and Cincinnati Public Schools, are true champions of these values.”

The program is a key aspect of CPS’s MyTomorrow Initiative, a vision of education for CPS in which every student is prepared for life beyond high school. To hear Superintendent Mitchell discuss the initiative in a recent CPS Making Progress podcast, visit: https://www.cps-k12.org/news/whats-new/superintendent-podcasts

Contact: Lauren B. Worley

Chief Communications and Engagement Officer

Cincinnati Public Schools

(513) 628-0016

worleyl@cps-k12.org

About Belcan

Belcan is a global supplier of engineering, technical recruiting, and IT services to customers in the aerospace, defense, industrial, and government sectors. Belcan engineers better outcomes through adaptive and integrated services—from jet engines, airframe, and avionics to heavy vehicles, chemical processing, and cybersecurity, Belcan takes a partnering approach to provide customer-driven solutions that are flexible, scalable, and cost-effective. Belcan’s unique capabilities have led to continuous growth and success for nearly 60 years. For more information, please visit www.belcan.com.