All Points Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 With ‘Rockets on Parade’ in Huntsville, Alabama
By Space Coast Daily // May 17, 2019
handprints on the rocket symbolize the greatness that awaits in next generation
HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA – This summer marks a huge anniversary in our space program – the 50th-anniversary celebration of Apollo 11 – and Space Coast-based All Points celebrated by participating in the “Rockets on Parade” art project that was part of the festivities in Huntsville, Alabama, where the company just expanded its operations.
“Miss Addy Adams, daughter of Jennifer Adams of MITS2, and her class at Good Shepard Preschool assisted All Points in placing each of their handprints on the rocket symbolizing the greatness that awaits in the next generation,” said All Points Chief Human Resource Officer Robyn Smith.
“The children had a great time painting the rocket, eating rocket cookies and receiving a rocket toy from All Points to take home – It truly was a wonderful time for everyone.”
All Points’ rocket, “Raising our Hands Towards the Future,” was first displayed during the Panoply 2019 in Huntsville and the rocket will be displayed many times throughout the next few months as part of the celebration.
Panoply 2019 features STEAM Street, where festival goers viewed the U.S. Space and Rocket Center’s Rockets on Parade – a celebration of NASA’s next great spacecraft, the SLS Rocket.
Along with All Points’ entry, dozens of rockets decorated and displayed by companies from across the Tennessee Valley, festival-goers got to see a creative interpretation of NASA’s upcoming journey into space.
All Points recently celebrated the expansion of the company’s presence in Huntsville, Alabama, in the Cummings Research Park.
In addition to Huntsville, All Points has offices in Merritt Island, Florida; Reston, Virginia; and Houston, Texas.
WATCH: All Points recently celebrated the expansion of the company’s presence in Huntsville, Alabama, in the Cummings Research Park with a Ribbon Cutting event. All Points’ consistent ability to “deliver the goods” has earned the company numerous awards and recognitions, including the Top 100 Supplier Award from the Department of Homeland Security, the Small Business Subcontractor of the Year from NASA and Kennedy Space Center’s Small Business Subcontractor of the Year.
The amazing accomplishments of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and of the Department of Defense in keeping our country at the forefront of technology and security could not happen without the assistance of companies such as All Points Logistics.
“The federal government does not have the resources to do all that is needed, so they depend on American companies such as All Points to harness the power of free enterprise and get the services required done in the best and most cost-efficient manner possible,” said Kevin Brown, All Points Senior Vice President of Business Development.
The Merritt Island, Florida-based All Points has earned high kudos for its delivery of systems engineering and technical services, information technology, program management support, warfighter and mission support and life-cycle logistics for a variety of critical government projects.
All Points contracts directly with government entities and also serves as a trusted subcontractor for tech giants such as Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin.
Since 1997, the staff behind All Points Logistics have worked to establish All Points as the go-to company for outstanding dedication to excellence and innovation on vital missions.
All Points’ consistent ability to “deliver the goods” has earned the company numerous awards and recognitions, including the Top 100 Supplier Award from the Department of Homeland Security, the Small Business Subcontractor of the Year from NASA and Kennedy Space Center’s Small Business Subcontractor of the Year.
The services All Points provides are so complex and comprehensive that their immensity may prove difficult for the layperson to grasp their scope.
Among its current contracts, All Points is developing and testing the flight and ground software for NASA’s Orion Spacecraft, built to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before.
Currently under development by NASA and ESA, the European Space Agency, Orion will facilitate human exploration of the Moon, asteroids and even Mars, while also being capable of retrieving crew and supplies from the International Space Station.
ALL POINTS ALSO PROVIDES:
• Complex flight and ground system engineering for NASA’s Space Launch System and program management and development support for the agency’s next-generation space launch ground systems.
• Critical system engineering, logistics and sensor technology and integration to the Missile Defense Agency’s Space Missile Defense System.
• Information technology and communication products across the offices of the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security.
Among the other government entities All Points serves are the Army Materiel Command, Aviation and Missile Command, Communications and Electronics Command, Army Sustainment Command, National Security Agency, United States Army Reserves, Defense Information Systems Agency, the U.S. Navy, Army Contracting Command, Department of Agriculture, Department of Health and Human Services, the United States Air Force, including the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Defense Intelligence Agency.
In addition to the Merritt Island headquarters, All Points operates offices in Reston, Virginia, Houston, Texas and Huntsville, Alabama.
The company recently celebrated the expansion of its Huntsville office, located at Cummings Research Park, one of the world’s leading science and technology business parks.
The addition of 12,000 square feet to the office was necessitated by All Points’ explosive growth.
All Points has been in Huntsville for the last 15 years providing outstanding engineering and technical services and has grown from about 20 jobs to more than 250 over those 15 years – more than a tenfold increase.
The company began its Huntsville presence as a business protégé to Boeing and has since grown to become a mentor to cybersecurity expert Mission Multiplier.
At the helm of this dynamic, award-winning, CMMI-DEV Maturity Level service disabled veteran-owned small business(SDVOSB) is Phil Monkress, All Points’ chief executive officer, as well as its chief financial officer.
“His vision is what has made the company what it is today,” said Maggy Floeter, past performance specialist in All Points’ business development department.
“We are fortunate to have a leader such as Phil, who consistently serves as a stellar example of the value of hard work and tenacity.”
Monkress’ own story is the stuff of the American Dream.
In 1999, he joined All Points as its chief operating officer. By 2009, just ten years later, he had assumed full ownership of the company. His staff credits him for All Points’ meteoric growth into a multi-million-dollar corporation supporting and supplying large government contracts.
A U.S. Navy veteran with a bachelor of science degree in technical and industrial education from Valdosta State University, Monkress drives the company’s strategic and financial direction and has personally assembled a powerhouse staff of the best of the best.
“As a result of Phil’s leadership, we’ve built a team of experts in our respective fields who are also very hard-working and tenacious,” added Floeter.
SEASONED PROFESSIONALS: “It’s a culture of excellence”
A company can be only as good as the people behind it, and All Points depends on its excellent staff for its achievements.
“We’ve assembled a team of seasoned professionals who share the same vision,” said Monkress.
“It’s a culture of excellence.”
All Points’ administrative team includes chief operating officer Tom Niemeyer, who has extensive experience with NASA and Air Force contracts and is a recipient of the NASA Public Service Medal.
Niemeyer earned a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from the University of Florida, a master of science in industrial engineering from the University of Central Florida and a master of business administration from Florida Institute of Technology.
Kevin Brown, senior vice president of business development, has been a space industry business leader responsible for strategic planning and capture of new business opportunities associated with NASA, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy for the past 30 years.
His resume includes serving as senior associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, where he managed the prestigious firm’s business portfolio at NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center and Patrick Air Force Base, including support to NASA’s Commercial Crew, Constellation, and International Space Station programs.
He received his B.S. in computer science from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette in 1983 and M.S. in engineering management from the University of Central Florida in 1996.
Chief human resource officer Robyn Smith also has extensive experience with driving growth, talent acquisition and strategic planning.
She holds Senior Professional Human Resource (SPHR) certification and earned her master’s degree in business administration from Brenau University.
As chief engineer and senior vice president, Steven Lloyd’s responsibilities includes leadership and oversight of the company’s portfolio of contracts.
Prior to joining All Points in 2012, Lloyd spent 25 years working extensively on the NASA Space Shuttle Program at Kennedy Space Center. He holds a bachelor of science in engineering from the University of Central Florida.
Ben Farrah serves as the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
In his role, he serves as a Senior Adviser for Finance and Business Strategy to the Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for all accounting, finance, and contracts operations.
Farrah is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of government contracting experience. Prior to joining All Points, Ben served as CFO for Information International Associates.
He also spent 13 years as Senior Vice President and CFO at International Resources Group, an Engility company, as well as, an auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency.
Farrah received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Christopher Newport College in Newport News, Virginia, and a Master of Taxation degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Accountants and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant.
All Points’ staff has been indefatigable in achieving certifications of excellence.
“We’ve put a great deal of work into achieving and maintaining our AS9100D and ISO9001:2015 certifications, as well as our appraisal at CMMI Maturity Level 3 for Software Development,” said Floeter.
“By following quality processes and procedures across all our programs and projects, we ensure our customers’ requirements are not only met but exceeded. I’ve never worked with a group of people with more drive and determination and a competitive team spirit that pushes us towards excellence. Put those qualities together and you’ve got a winning combination, and that’s All Points.”
For more information, contact All Points Chief Operating Officer Tom Niemeyer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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