Arkel International Hires Former PAE Top Executive

7/27/2009 12:00:00 AM
Baton Rouge, LA - July 28, 2009 - Arkel International recently announced the hiring of John J. Moore. Moore left his position as President of PAE, Inc., a Lockheed Martin Company, in June 2009, to join Arkel International, a 54-year-old business which has performed work globally since the 1970s. In 2003, Arkel became a U.S. Government contractor providing expeditionary construction services which include the delivery of critical power solutions and integrated logistics in conflict, post-conflict and remote, underdeveloped regions of the world. Moore brings with him large-scale experience from PAE, a provider of similar services to the USG.

Moore is no stranger to the international arena --- working for over a decade in energy, construction, and petro-chemical industries as well as having managed multi-million dollar, mission-critical infrastructure facilities and projects. He became President, in 2007, of PAE, which had been recently acquired by Lockheed Martin. George Knost, current President of Arkel and son of Arkel's founder and Chairman, Homer Knost, stated: "John brings us a depth of experience and invaluable relationships with the Department of Defense, Department of State, the UN, USAID and other entities with whom we currently work. I was particularly attracted to John's track record with company growth and his record of attracting and retaining good talent."

Arkel International had approximately $85 million in sales in 2008 and was ranked #713 on the 2007 Inc. Magazine Top 5000 'Fastest Growing Companies' annual list. "We need someone like John to take us to the next level" says Knost. Moore has a proven track record of driving a double-digit growth while at PAE and Lockheed Martin. With his previous experience and leadership skills in similar markets as that of Arkel, Moore will be counted on to expand current market share and to grow into adjacent spaces in the leadership role at Arkel.

Moore has an MS in Project Management from George Washington University, a BS in Management from Syracuse University, and a Construction Electricity Degree from L.A. Wilson Tech in Dix Hills, NY.

About Arkel:

Arkel International is an infrastructure and essential services company helping organizations, governments and militaries work successfully in the world's most austere and remote locations. Arkel was founded in 1954, and has a thirty-year history of working overseas building sugar plants, providing construction and power generation, logistical and life support.

The Arkel approach is to provide integrated solutions to serve the unique needs of customers doing work in under-developed, hostile and emerging markets or where there is little or no infrastructure. Arkel self-performs in their core competencies of construction, base operations, logistical and life support, power generation and IT/Communications. Find out more about Arkel International by visiting the company's website at