General John Handy, U.S. Air Force (Ret.), has been named to the board of directors of SkyBitz.
Handy was commander of the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and Air Mobility Command from 2001-2005. USTRANSCOM is the largest logistics provider for air, land, and sea transportation for the Dept. of Defense.
USTRANSCOM also manages the supply chain related Information Technology systems and has the authority to establish a contracting activity for procurement of commercial transportation services.
Handy has 30 years of experience and expertise in defense and commercial, transportation, logistics, and global supply chains.
“If I had known about the capabilities available from SkyBitz while I was at USTRANSCOM, I believe we would have been able to provide an even greater level of supply chain visibility, control and security throughout our theaters of operation,” said General Handy. “I am excited to put my knowledge of the defense and commercial supply chain operations towards helping SkyBitz create even greater applications, solutions and value to the defense industry and the companies that support it.”
SkyBitz formally launched its Government Solutions Group last year and received GSA contract approval in December 2010. The company provides remote asset management solutions based on advanced technology built from grants from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).