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Supreme Group appoints new leadership team for its global defense and government business

Supreme Group has appointed a new leadership team for its global defense and government business as part of a strategy to drive growth and expand operations. James Jaska is the new President of Supreme’s Defense and Government Services (DGS) division and CEO of Supreme USA; while Mike Devoto has also been appointed as the Senior Vice President for Supreme’s food-related business line.

James has more than 30 years’ experience in senior leadership roles for a variety of global enterprises around the world, including Tetra Tech Inc., Honeywell and Alliant Techsystems Inc.  In his most recent role, James spent 10 years with AECOM Technology Corporation, where he held a number of senior roles including Group Chief Executive,and President of Americas and Government. He also held the position of President of Global Government, where he led worldwide operations for the government, management support services and international development through 34 end markets in over 140 countries.

In his new role, James will play a crucial part in ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of Supreme’s Defense and Government Services contracts worldwide. “We have restructured internally with the aim of leveraging our core services and capabilities to grow the business both within existing markets and also into new sectors. Our vision is for Supreme to become a recognized leader in supply, logistics, operations, systems and management solutions for national governments’ most challenging and complex problems. We will do that by improving our project performance, cost structure and organizational effectiveness,” Jaska commented.

Similarly, Mike Devoto has spent more than 20 years in C-level management positions in leading logistics, supply chain and foodservice organizations including Theodor Wille Intertrade, Reinhart Foodservice, the IJ company, and Kelsan, among others. In this role, Mike is responsible for the expansion of Supreme’s contract portfolio, as well as geographic expansion.

Supreme Group has proudly served defense and government clients around the world for more than 50 years. The company still remains a private, family owned entity that has built a unique reputation for outstanding service in challenging environments. Following the provision of extensive support to NATO and ISAF in the Balkans, Africa and Afghanistan, the company has recently restructured to ensure a solid platform for future growth and diversification. Alongside its DGS business area, a Commercial Division was formed earlier this year to focus on new business opportunities in Africa, with a significant acquisition program underway to fast track growth across the region.

Today Supreme operates in 20 countries across five continents, providing procurement, transportation, storage and full site service solutions.  Supreme also recently finalized the acquisition of EMS Seven Seas, a global maritime services group serving merchant marine, offshore and defense customers. The company provides general ship supplies, provisions, stores, spare parts and leading technical maritime brands through its extensive network of 600 ports. For more information, visit www.supreme-group.net.