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Major General William L. Bond Joins VT MAK's Board of Directors; Lieutenant General Leo Pigaty Elected Chairman of the Board

Cambridge, Mass., October 6, 2011 – VT MAK (MAK), a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that it has appointed Major General (USA Retired) William L. Bond as a Board member, and Lieutenant General (USA Retired) Leo Pigaty, a Board member since 2006 as the Board’s Chairman.  Brigadier General Tom Dickinson, who has been with the Board for 5 years, stepped down as Chairman in July of this year.

After 33 years of active service, Bond retired from the US Army in 2003. Among his many US Army positions, he acted as the Commanding General for the  Simulations, Training and Instrumentation Command (now PEO STRI) and Director of Force Development for the Office of the G-8, United States Army, Deputy for Systems Management and Horizontal Technology Integration, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). After his retirement, he joined Cypress International in Alexandria, Virginia as Vice President.

Pigaty served on active duty with the U.S. Army for over 33 years. His military career included high-ranking roles in all aspects of logistics, research & development, and acquisitions for the Army and for the Defense Logistics Agency. Some of these positions included Deputy Commanding General for the U.S. Army Material Command, Commanding General for the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command, and Commanding General of the Defense Industrial Supply Center for the Defense Logistics Agency. After his retirement in 1994, Pigaty joined as vice president at Los Alamos Technical Associates, Inc. (LATA), responsible for LATA's Defense business sector in addition to corporate executive responsibilities.

"MAK is a company of great talents with a proven track record of providing quality products on time and within cost to the Warfighter. I am excited about joining the company and assisting them in identifying next-generation Warfighter needs during this challenging time when defense budgets are decreasing while the demand for increased realism and efficiency of training has risen.”

~Major General (USA Retired) William L. BOND
VT MAK Board of Directors

“General Tom Dickinson did a terrific job as Chairman and I wish him well in his retirement. I look forward to working with the other board members to achieve growth and prosperity for VT MAK.”

~Lieutenant General (USA Retired) Leo PIGATY
Chairman, VT MAK Board of Directors

“As MAK’s COTS products evolve to be more directly relevant to end users, having a better understanding of end-user needs is critical to our success. MG Bond and LTG Pigaty's backgrounds are a perfect fit for the direction MAK is headed and we look forward to benefiting from their insights and experience.”

~Warren KATZ
Chief Executive Officer, VT MAK

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VT MAK helps customers deliver simulation systems. Leveraging a strong foundation of COTS software products and custom developed system components, MAK works with customers to build and populate compelling 3D simulated environments in which users train, plan, analyze, experiment, prototype, and demonstrate. MAK’s primary users are in the aerospace and defense industry, yet the company’s products and services can be used anywhere modeling and simulation is needed. Thousands of customers worldwide use MAK products, including the world’s ten largest defense contractors. VT MAK is a company of VT Systems. Please visit

VT Systems is an engineering company providing integrated solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors.  VT Systems’ innovative solutions, products and services include aircraft maintenance, repair and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and ship design and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit

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