August 07, 2020

Mars 2020 Launch – Applause for the 1901 Group Helpdesk and Development Team

Mars 2020 LaunchIn the event you were unaware July 30th was the launch day for the NASA/JPL Mars 2020 mission. According to the fact sheet, NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover mission made its way to the Red Planet to search for signs of ancient life and collect samples to send back to Earth.

For most American’s the day was just a normal day, but for our Project Manager representing 1901 Group on ManTech’s ICE contract with JPL, it was an emotional day as the team realized the monumental role they played in the success of the ManTech team and the JPL mission to date.

“This particular launch was even more remarkable in light of the COVID-19 virus. It is moments like this that make the day-to-day tasks that we do turn into a lifelong memory. I want to thank everyone for their commitment to the end customer as part of Team ManTech, resolving mission critical issues quickly, configuring ServiceNow to support the day-to-day operations and custom configurations. I am truly blessed as a PM to represent this team of people. Applause to you for what you do every day for 1901 Group and its customer.”

–Elena Brown, Technical Project Manager 

“My sincere thanks to you Elena, and the entire team!  It’s always so satisfying when we can tie our efforts as part of a larger team to the success of the end customer’s mission, and this is truly a great example. If you told me eight years ago that we would have a hand in the successful launch of the JPL Mars2020 Mission, I’m not sure I would have believed it.  We have come a long way at 1901 Group, and you are all an important part of that journey. Truly an outstanding job from the entire team and thank you again for your exemplary support in what I know are not always optimal conditions.”

–James Christopher, EVP of Operations and Engineering at 1901 Group

“Elena, I saw your note about how quiet things were on the MARS 2020 front on launch day.  This is a testament to you and the entire 1901 Group team. Not many other projects can say that the end clients they support are “rocket scientists”.  You all have done a tremendous job in a challenging environment.

Elena, Joe, Kenny, and Preston, your collective leadership is recognized and appreciated! Congrats on this successful launch!”

–Don Hirsch, SVP of Service Delivery 

“This is so awesome and certainly hits home personally for me as well. The dedication and commitment of this team has been consistent since day one. There have been a lot of late nights and weekends invested by the team on behalf of the customer. My thanks to all of you for continuing to shine every day!”

–Wayne Whitlock, SVP of Enterprise IT Operations Center

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Sonu Singh

Sonu is the founder of 1901 Group and corporate leader responsible for our strategic vision, innovative business model, and financial performance.

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George Batsakis
EVP and Chief Strategy Officer

George leads the company’s overall corporate development and strategy planning process and provides expertise in executive management, operations, new business development, emerging technology and technology partnership.

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Paul Wilkinson
Chief Growth Officer

Paul Wilkinson is responsible for managing the company’s growth, leading business development, capture management, marketing, and communications. Paul provides leadership for the development of new markets and managed service offerings.

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James Christopher
EVP, Operations and Engineering

James brings over 25 years of industry experience to 1901 with a focus on delivering Information Technology business solutions and managed services.

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Dana Pittman
SVP, Talent Strategy & Human Resources

Dana is the leader of our Human Capital Management function for providing organizational growth, performance, and profitability.

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Brendan Walsh
SVP, Partner Relations

Brendan leads our partner relations and management efforts and supports business development activities in addition to establishing strategic business alliances with leading cloud service providers and security solutions.

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Brian Lubin
SVP, Service Management

Brian leads the development and management of our service offerings and brings great value in aligning our growth and delivery activities while ensuring profitability.

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