NASA Awards Safety and Mission Assurance Contract to ARES

Press Releases on April 26th, 2012 Comments Off

GREENBELT, Md. – ARES Technical Services has been selected by NASA to provide safety and mission assurance services to Goddard Space Flight Center’s SMA Directorate under the Safety and Mission Assurance Services (SMAS) contract.

ARES and its teammates will provide system safety, mission assurance, risk and reliability, software assurance and institutional assurance in support of current and future NASA programs, including the James Webb Space Telescope, Joint Polar Satellite Systems and numerous other space and earth science programs. The ARES team includes Honeywell Technical Solutions Incorporated, Arctic Slope Research Corporation’s Research and Technology Solutions, Summit Technologies & Solutions, Prototype Productions Incorporated and Design for Reliability Solutions.

The contract has a five-year effective ordering period and a maximum ordering value of $180 million.

“We are very proud of the award of this contract at NASA Goddard and the high level of confidence NASA has placed in ARES”, said Bill Vantine, President of ARES. “This award recognizes our commitment and ability to provide outstanding safety and mission assurance support to our customers.  We look forward to ensuring a successful contract transition for NASA and the incumbent contractor workforce and bringing exceptional support to the important missions at NASA Goddard.”

About ARES Corporation

ARES Corporation is a global technology solutions provider in engineering, risk management, project management, and information technology to Government agencies and contractors, and Fortune 1000 companies. ARES Corporation has more than 700 employees with more than 20 offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.arescorporation.com.

Sinclair Knight Merz Standardizes on ARES PRISMG2

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Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) Standardizes on ARES PRISMG2 to Manage Costs for its Global Project Portfolio

BURLINGAME, CA – ARES Software Corporation, a leading project management solutions provider, today announced that Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) is standardizing on PRISMG2 to manage their enterprise project cost management and engineering deliverable needs for their global mining and metals projects.  SKM plans to roll-out PRISMG2 across all of their sectors including Infrastructure, Power and Energy, and Water and Environment.

With PRISMG2, SKM has the most advanced enterprise cost management solution for time-phased budgeting, forecasting and engineering progress metrics resulting in real-time visibility for their executives.  “SKM selected PRISMG2 for many reasons, but especially for its proven capability to manage the entire project lifecycle,” said Ken Collins, SKM Global Service Line Leader – Project Controls.  “We will leverage the experience of ARES Software and PRISMG2 to standardize our project controls business processes providing us with consistent reporting across our global portfolio.”

“We are pleased that SKM selected PRISMG2,” said Scott Hyman, Vice President of ARES Software. “Given SKM’s rigorous requirements, ARES Software is the only best of breed provider equipped with industry knowledge, proven experience, and capabilities that SKM needs to increase efficiency throughout the project life cycle while optimizing costs across the enterprise.  We are proud of this strategic partnership and we look forward to our continued working relationship.”

About Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM)

Sinclair Knight Merz is a leading projects firm, with global capability in strategic consulting, engineering and project delivery. It operates in three regions: Asia Pacific, the Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), deploying some 7,000 people from more than 40 offices while serving the Buildings and Infrastructure, Mining and Metals, Power and Energy and Water and Environment sectors. www.globalskm.com

ARES Software Corporation

ARES Software, a subsidiary of ARES Holding Company, is a world-class provider of integrated project management solutions.  Organizations in more than 50 countries rely on PRISM to manage the engineering and construction of capital projects and lower cost, mitigate risk and improve project performance.  Our customers include 4 of the 5 top defense agencies, 8 of the top 10 mining companies and countless energy, oil and gas, aerospace and engineering and construction firms from around the world.  With more than 95% repeat business each year, ARES is a results-oriented business partner with a drive towards 100% customer satisfaction.  www.arescorporation.com/prism.

Crossrail Ltd. Implements ARES PRISMG2© Software to Help Manage Costs for $24 Billion USD Project

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Standardization and Integration by ARES Software Supports Improved Programme Certainty of the Largest Addition to the London Rail Network

 

BURLINGAME, CA – ARES Software, a leading project management solutions provider, today announced that Crossrail, the new high frequency railway for London and the South East, implemented PRISMG2 by ARES Software to integrate and support the project controls processes for this critical, 21-kilometer route through London with estimated project cost at $24 billion USD.

To effectively manage a programme of this size, Crossrail required an easy-to-use solution that integrates standard project controls processes and systems.  Crossrail selected PRISMG2 for many reasons, but especially for its proven capability to manage construction projects of this magnitude, and ability to integrate with existing management systems.  With PRISMG2, the Crossrail team has an easy-to-use, enterprise cost reporting solution that provides leading budgeting, forecasting and earned value metrics resulting in instant visibility for their project managers.

“We are very proud that Crossrail, has selected PRISMG2 as the cost management solution of choice on this high-profile, high-risk, mega project.  By choosing this best of breed solution, Crossrail project managers have immediate access to critical information, allowing them to make informed decisions with accurate data, while reducing their reporting processing time.” said Chris Donohue, Director, European Operations, ARES Software.

“This investment demonstrates Crossrail’s commitment to innovation and validates our vision in delivering solutions that reduce our customer’s risk for on-time, within budget delivery.” said Dr. William Vantine, President, ARES Corporation.  “We are excited to be a team member of this challenging project that will better the lives of millions of people that live, work, and visit the London area.”

ARES Software Corporation

ARES Software, a subsidiary of ARES Holding Company, is a world-class provider of integrated project management solutions.  Organizations in more than 50 countries rely on PRISM to manage the engineering and construction of capital projects and lower cost, mitigate risk and improve project performance.  Our customers include 4 of the 5 top defense agencies, 8 of the top 10 mining companies and countless energy, oil and gas, aerospace and engineering and construction firms from around the world.  With more than 95% repeat business each year, ARES is a results-oriented business partner with a drive towards 100% customer satisfaction. www.arescorporation.com/prism.

ARES wins NASA Dryden SBS Award

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Los Angeles, CA – ARES Corporation announced that it has been named NASA Dryden Flight Research Center’s (DFRC) Small Business Subcontractor of the Year. This award, presented by each of NASA’s 10 field centers, recognizes companies who “provide value-added and outstanding support—on schedule and within cost—and innovative solutions to problems / issues that arise in the execution of the contract.”

Nominated for work performed in support of the successful Orion Launch Abort System Pad Abort Demonstration and for the development of NASA’s Flight Test Safety Data Base, ARES personnel at DFRC provide systems engineering, safety, and information technology support.

“This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team at Dryden,” said Capt. Robert Curbeam (USN, Ret.), Senior Vice President of ARES’ Aerospace and Defense Division. “ARES personnel provide cost-effective, innovative solutions on projects across NASA, and I am proud that we have been recognized in this way.”

ARES Corporation is a global technology solutions provider in the Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Construction, Metals and Mining, and Oil and Gas industries. ARES’ clients include government agencies, government contractors, and Fortune 1000 companies. ARES has more than 700 employees in more than 20 offices worldwide.

REG acquires New Mexico biodiesel facility in common stock agreement with ARES

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(CLOVIS, New Mexico) Sept. 22, 2010—Today Renewable Energy Group® and ARES Corporation announced REG will acquire biodiesel assets in Clovis, New Mexico from ARES Corporation who will concurrently invest an additional $8 million into Renewable Energy Group (REG) in an all common stock transaction.

ARES Corporation of Burlingame, Calif.— one of the foremost engineering, risk management, software/IT and project management companies in the United States—owned the 15 million gallons per year facility in Clovis, New Mexico.

“In support of RFS2, REG continues to expand its national footprint of production facilities and related logistics to better serve our growing customer base of regional and national businesses. We consider this position in the Southwest to be a long‐term, strategic move for our company,” said Daniel J. Oh, President and Chief Operating Officer of Renewable Energy Group. “ARES’ strategic investment provides REG access to ARES’ world class engineering, risk management and government contracting expertise.”

“REG has proven its leadership in the biodiesel industry and is exceptionally well placed to lead the industry recovery,” said Richard (Dick) Stuart, ARES Corp. Chief Executive Officer.

Stuart added: “ARES is proud of its efforts to contribute to America’s quest for energy independence and a cleaner environment. In our new economy we believe the best and most likely place for our investment to succeed is with REG; therefore we are contributing assets and investing anew to help move REG and its efforts forward.”

“Renewable Energy Group has shown strong biodiesel industry leadership when it comes to creating green collar jobs at its industry leading biodiesel production facilities,” said Clovis Industrial Development Corporation Executive Director, Chase Gentry. “We look forward to REG’s involvement in this ongoing green economy project as the City of Clovis, State of New Mexico and the Southwest region look to reduce our dependence on imported oil and improve our air quality.”

Viant Capital represented REG in the transaction.

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For more information, please contact Renewable Energy Group’s Alicia Clancy at (o) 515‐239‐8118; (m) 515‐450‐9692 or alicia.clancy@regfuel.com

About Renewable Energy Group®:
Renewable Energy Group® (REG®), the country’s largest biodiesel producer and marketer. Committed to redefining quality, REG markets REG‐9000™ biodiesel, which exceeds ASTM quality specifications, through existing nationwide diesel infrastructure, including more than 20 terminal locations. REG‐9000 biodiesel is marketed through large petroleum companies and fuel distributors, and is utilized by onhighway fleets, municipalities, and power generator, mining, military, home heating and agriculture applications.

To learn more about Renewable Energy Group, Inc. please visit www.regfuel.com


About ARES Corporation:

ARES Corporation provides technology solutions in the areas of risk management, project management, information technology, and engineering to government agencies and contractors, and Fortune 1000 companies. ARES Corporation has more than 700 employees and more than 20 offices worldwide.

About Viant Capital:
Based in San Francisco, Viant Capital provides advisory services and investment capital to emerging companies in the energy, technology, consumer and healthcare sectors.


Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward‐Looking Statements:

This press release contains certain forward‐looking statements about REG, including statements that involve risks and uncertainties concerning REG’s proposed acquisition of ARES Corporation biodiesel plant in Clovis, New Mexico and ARES Corporation’s investment in REG. When used in this press release, the words “anticipates”, “estimates”, “may”, “can”, “will”, “believes”, “expects”, “projects”, “intends”, “likely”, similar expressions and any other statements that are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as forward‐looking statements. Any such statement may be influenced by a variety of factors, many of which are beyond the control of REG, that could cause actual outcomes and results to be materially different from those projected, described, expressed or implied in this press release due to a number of risks and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the possibility that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed. Accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward‐looking statements will  transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of REG.

In addition, please refer to the documents that REG files with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on Forms 10‐K, 10‐Q and 8‐K. These filings identify and address other important factors that could cause REG’s financial and operational results to differ materially from those contained in the forward‐looking statements set forth in this document. You are cautioned to not place undue reliance on forward‐looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. REG is not under any duty to update any of the information in this release.

ARES Corporation Announces Partnership with CPM Solutions

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BURLINGAME, CA – ARES Corporation, the makers of the award-winning PRISM project management suite, announced a partnership with CPM Solutions Ltd., a provider of project management software solutions and services.  This partnership combines the complete PRISM project management suite with CPM’s extensive market reach and experience, building on PRISM’s project controls to deliver superior solutions in the management of large, complex projects and costs.

In addition to its user-oriented customization offerings, PRISM also provides full integration between ERP Financial and Oracle-Primavera P6 to eliminate data transfer issues while monitoring project progress.  Market leaders already rely on these unique capabilities to control costs on the Alberta Tar Sands projects, some of the world’s largest oil and gas extraction sites.  When combined with sound project management practices, PRISM can also lower overall project costs by up to 20%.

“We understand the importance of flexibility as projects increase in complexity, and PRISM delivers integration capabilities as well as fast customization for all project types,” said Dr. William Vantine, President of ARES’ Software Solutions Division.  “We look forward to partnering with CPM Solutions Ltd., to deliver a comprehensive, optimal solution for our clients’ diverse needs.”

About PRISM: PRISM is a Project Management software suite designed to manage capital projects, programs, or project portfolios from conception to completion in virtually any industry.  PRISM consists of four packages: Cost & Progress, Engineering Progress, Procurement, and Contracts Administration. With an installed customer base on six continents, PRISM Project Management Suite is currently used to manage multi-billion dollar projects around the world.

About ARES Corporation: PRISM is developed by ARES Corporation, a global technology solutions provider in the Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Construction, Metals and Mining, and Oil and Gas industries.  ARES’ clients include government agencies, government contractors, and Fortune 1000 companies.  ARES has more than 700 employees in more than 20 offices worldwide.

About CPM Solutions, Ltd.: For over 19 years, CPM Solutions Ltd., has provided software solutions and services, along with training courses, to companies in numerous industries.  Their broad experience in providing project management solutions spans across diverse markets, offering project management software sales and support encompassing training, implementation, integration, and scheduling services.  With a focus on collaborative project management, CPM Solutions Ltd., empowers clients to solve the problems that are hindering their projects, driving productivity and efficiency.

ARES Employee Receives Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA)

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ARES Employee Receives Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA)

HOUSTON, TX – ARES Corporation employee Dr. Evgeny Menkin received the mid-career Stellar Award from the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation in recognition of his outstanding aerospace work.  Dr. Menkin has received this honor for his exemplary contributions to visiting vehicle integration: proposing and developing process improvements that increased safety and reliability, reduced costs, and simplified International Space Station (ISS) operations.

“Dr. Menkin has exceeded every expectation with his dedication to the ISS, paving the way for safer, more efficient space exploration,” said Captain Robert Curbeam, Senior Vice President of ARES’ Aerospace and Defense Division and former NASA astronaut.  “At ARES, our continued delivery of superior products relies on the enterprising spirit he exemplifies, and this award is a well-deserved recognition.”

As an engineer at ARES Corporation, Dr. Menkin developed new methods of visiting space vehicle docking and undocking to and from the ISS to improve integrated vehicle performance, safety, reliability, and efficiency as part of ARES’ ISS Program Integration and Control (PI&C) contract with NASA’s Johnson Space Center.  In light of increased vehicle traffic to the ISS in recent years, Dr. Menkin’s contributions have allowed for the conservation of resources and maintenance of safe practices, both essential to successful ISS operations.  For the ISS PI&C contract, ARES also provides business management, configuration management, systems engineering, information technology, and safety and mission assurance support to the International Space Station.  ARES’ support combines several of its technology solutions into one cohesive offering that has helped provide hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings to the U.S. Government and American taxpayer.

ARES Corporation is a global technology solutions provider in the Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Construction, Metals and Mining, and Oil and Gas industries.  ARES’ clients include government agencies, government contractors, and Fortune 1000 companies.  ARES has more than 700 employees in more than 20 offices worldwide.

ARES Employee Receives Space Flight Awareness Award

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – NASA presented ARES employee Thad Gutshall with the Space Flight Awareness Honoree Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to NASA’s Human Space Flight programs.  This award is considered to be one of the highest and most prestigious awards available to NASA and industry employees.

As a Risk and Program Management Specialist at ARES, Mr. Gutshall has conducted process analyses to map the key safety and mission assurance (SMA) roles and checks-and-balances that help reduce risks associated with NASA’s space flight programs.  Mr. Gutshall has also trained others at NASA to develop these SMA process analysis maps, which feature graphical representations of a program’s SMA plan.  Each map identifies organizations, key assurance processes, and personnel who have performed oversight of critical flight systems.  Over the past five years, SMA process analysis maps have become essential in helping both the NASA Chief Safety and Mission Assurance Officer and the NASA Chief Engineer prepare to make crucial “Go/No Go” decisions about the readiness of Space Shuttle Missions.  This award highlights one offering from ARES’ portfolio of technology solutions as a groundbreaking product that adds clarity and reduces risk within intricate operational and technical processes.

“Thad has been instrumental in the creation and development of process analyses that directly support the NASA Office of Safety and Mission Assurance in preparing for launches,” said Captain Robert Curbeam, Senior Vice President of ARES’ Aerospace and Defense Division and former NASA Astronaut.  “I applaud him and I am proud to have team members at ARES with his caliber of innovation and commitment, in this and in all our client efforts.”

ARES Corporation is a global technology solutions provider in the Aerospace, Defense, Energy, Construction, Metals and Mining, and Oil and Gas industries.  ARES’ clients include government agencies, government contractors, and Fortune 1000 companies.  ARES has more than 700 employees in more than 20 offices worldwide.

ARES Receives AS9100 Certification

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ARES Corporation Receives AS9100 Certification

Houston, TX – ARES Corporation recently demonstrated its commitment to quality and continuous improvement by receiving ISO 9001:2000 / SAE AS9100 certification.

SAE AS9100, the globally-recognized aerospace sector standard that defines the quality-system requirements for suppliers to the aerospace industry, includes all elements of ISO 9001:2000 and is reserved only for companies committed to providing excellent customer service, continual improvement and outstanding product quality. The scope of the AS9100 certification addresses ARES’ Houston Operations, including work performed for NASA’s International Space Station and Constellation Programs.

“Quality is the bedrock of our business, and we are proud to have more and more of our projects certified to this internationally recognized standard,” said Dr. William Vantine, President of the Risk and Technology Solutions Division.

A four-time winner of the Small Business Administration’s Administrator’s Award for Excellence, ARES Corporation provides safety and risk management, project management, software and information technology, systems engineering and engineering products and services to government agencies (DoE, DOD, NASA), government contractors, Aerospace, and Fortune 1000 companies. ARES Corporation has 17 offices across the United States and Canada.