DLT Solutions Names Van Ristau Chief Technology Officer
Herndon, VA - (February 11, 2009) - DLT Solutions, a value-added reseller of industry-leading information technology (IT) products and services, today announced it has appointed Van Ristau to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
The new position establishes a technology liaison between DLT and its vendor partners and illustrates DLT's dedication to assisting its partners and customers in understanding how technology enables government. In addition, the CTO role will identify technology trends as they emerge in order to provide early input to corporate growth strategies. It comes at a time when mastering technology and its various applications has become increasingly significant to the U.S. economy.
"You don't typically see a VAR make this type of investment in CTO-level technical expertise," said Rick Marcotte, president and CEO, DLT Solutions, Inc. "Creating this role elevates our existing deep technical expertise and public sector knowledge to a C-level for both our customers and our vendor partners. Van's extensive experience provides a unique value to both groups and gives us a competitive edge as we continue to execute our strategic direction for the company. He can 'match minds' with the technical experts of our vendor partners and ensure that their technology solutions appeal to government-specific requirements."
In his new role, Mr. Ristau will work with senior technical managers in both government and industry as well as maintain relationships with DLT vendor partner product development managers and government customers at the CIO, Enterprise Architect, and major program manager levels.
Van Ristau has more than 30 years of experience in the government IT industry. His experience in the public sector includes senior line and staff positions at ORI, Inc., Atlantic Research Corporation PSG, and CSC, primarily in the fields of systems and software engineering, and international programs.
Mr. Ristau was formerly DLT's director of business development operations and consulting services. His responsibilities included managing the company's Government Sales Acceleration Program and working with product development engineers for current and prospective vendor partners. He helped early-stage DLT vendor software companies with product customization requirements and business development strategies. He also assisted DLT's internal departments in implementing technology solutions critical to market expansion.
About DLT Solutions
Founded in 1991, DLT Solutions delivers best of class technology solutions to federal, state and municipal governments and businesses from its headquarters in Herndon, VA. To achieve that mission, DLT has tightly integrated itself with some of the most prominent IT Software and hardware manufacturers in the world, including Autodesk,Google, NetApp, Oracle, Quest Software, Red Hat, SolarWinds and Symantec, among others. With its product portfolio, multiple procurement vehicles and award-winning track record, DLT confidently supports public sector clients in the technology implementation required to achieve their agency missions. DLT was recently honored as number one in the Term Software License category in the GSA IT Catalog of Top IT Contractors on GSA Schedule 70. For more information or to place an order, contact DLT Solutions at 888-358-4472; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dlt.com.