ADS CEO tells of the road to $2 billion in revenue

ADS CEO tells of the road to $2 billion in revenue
As seen in The Virginian Pilot

Several strategies have guided the growth of Virginia Beach military contractor ADS from a small diving equipment shop to one of the top 50 government contractors in the United States, but two really stick out to CEO Jason Wallace – a commitment to employees and a commitment to customers.

“We’ll change the way we do business to take care of the customer,” Wallace said.

Wallace spoke about the challenges of heading a business with almost 40 years of history during a Hampton Roads Chamber Leadership Series talk June 12 in Virginia Beach.

 

ADS, which in 2017 earned more than $2 billion in revenue, began in 1979 as Lynnhaven Dive Center. “Big” Mike Hillier Sr., as Wallace referred to him, started the company as a local scuba gear shop and training center. For two decades, many of the shop’s customers had ties to the U.S. military. Read more.

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