Newly Merged XL/ALON Names New President and COO

On the heels of the merger of two Virginia-based companies — XL Inc, a global acquisition, grants, and professional services company, with Alon, which assists federal customers with program management and other financial management services — the combined company, XL, has appointed a new president and COO: William Weber, who joins from Kaseman, a government-services firm where he was president and COO.

XL founder Lloyd Mustin will serve as CEO of the combined company.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. XL is backed by the private equity firm The Halifax Group.

PRESS RELEASE:

XL, Inc., (“XL”) and ALON, Inc. (“ALON”), which yesterday announced their merger, today announced they have appointed a new President and Chief Operating Officer, William J. Weber. In this newly created position, Mr. Weber will lead the company’s strategy and business plan execution and will report to CEO Lloyd Mustin.

XL, backed by private equity firm The Halifax Group, is a global acquisition, grants and professional services company based in McLean, VA. ALON, based in Springfield, VA, is a program management, strategic acquisition planning and financial management services business that assists Federal government customers achieve their mission objectives by consistently delivering innovative and cost-effective management improvement solutions.

Mr. Weber has over 25 years of experience building and leading professional services organizations, focusing on the successful delivery of design and engineering, information technology, cyber-security, contracts and acquisition support, and structured program management solutions.

Prior to joining XL/ALON, he was recruited as President & COO of Kaseman, LLC in McLean, VA, a government services firm in the cleared and classified arena. Before that, he served as Senior Vice President of Services at GTSI Corp., also in the government solutions space, and oversaw the creation and development of a professional services business that eventually accounted for a quarter of the company’s revenue and one third of its profit. In addition, he has held several senior executive positions with McData, CNT Corporation, Inrange Technologies, International Network Services, and AT&T, all focused around services creation and growth. He began his career as a Captain in the United States Army and was awarded the Bronze Star for actions during Desert Storm. Mr. Weber holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and is a graduate of The Executive Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Mr. Mustin said, “We welcome Bill to our team as we begin this exciting chapter for our new, combined company. We are entering a period of growth and Bill’s experience will be invaluable as we seek to manage our expansion and broaden our reach into additional Federal government agencies.”

About XL, Inc.

Founded in 1989, XL is a leading and award-winning government services provider focused on mission-critical global initiatives across a diverse range of federal agencies. XL’s core service offerings include acquisition life cycle support (“ALCS”), grants life cycle management (“GM”), and specialized program management (“SPM”). The ALCS and GM divisions assist federal government agencies in procuring goods and services by managing the planning, execution, and administration of the contracting and grants processes. The SPM division provides support in global stabilization operations and mission support planning through worldwide deployment on some of our country’s most important foreign policy and international humanitarian initiatives. For more information, please visit www.xla.com.

About ALON

Founded in 2004, ALON, Inc. is a value-added provider of program management support for information technology and mission support programs to the Federal government. ALON’s program management and strategic acquisition planning services enable customers to deliver compliant, secure, mission critical capabilities on time and on budget. Its financial management services division conducts process improvement initiatives to allow customers to be more consistent, flexible, and transparent in compliance with budgetary accountability. For more information, please visit www.aloninc.com.