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Alion Buys Ergonomics Specialty Firm Micro Analysis & Design

Alion Science and Technology announced that it has acquired Boulder, CO, based Micro Analysis & Design (MA&D), a company well known in the human factors engineering (ergonomics) community.

According to their press release, the McLean, VA, based Alion is a technology solutions provider for government and industry. Terms of the deal, which was completed on May 19, 2006, were not disclosed.

“The acquisition of MA&D enhances Alion’s current capabilities in human systems integration, ship design and modeling and simulation,” said Bahman Atefi, Chairman and CEO of Alion. “MA&D has been recognized for their outstanding work for the US Army and Navy as well as hospitals and industrial customers. We are looking forward to the new capabilities and technologies that they will bring to our existing skill sets,” he explained.

Scott Fry, Alion Senior Vice President and manager of the company’s JJMA Maritime Sector, added, “MA&D is the premier human systems integration company supporting the Department of Defense today. The solutions they provide can be applied to any number of situations where people interact with control systems, making the personnel and systems more efficient which can reduce both space requirements and costs.”

The president of MA&D, Ron Laughery, said that becoming part of Alion was an opportunity for the company. “Our human systems integration solutions fit into Alion’s portfolio of military manpower solutions as well as their extensive modeling capabilities. With the added resources that Alion can provide, we can not only continue to give our existing customers outstanding support, but offer them even more complete solutions while adding to our customer base,” Dr. Laughery stated.

Source: Alion Science and Technology press release