Apogee Consulting Group is pleased to announce that James A. (Tony) Price III has been named business development and marketing manager. Tony brings 40 years of experience to the job in specialized architectural, engineering and environmental work including federal experience and responsibility with documented management success at progressive organizational levels.
His technical strengths include strategic planning, teaming, client services and scheduling. Tony has demonstrated capabilities in organizing large, multi-discipline programs into clear interdependent projects, establishing and prioritizing goals and objectives and he has an impressive record of working within expedited schedules without impacting creativity, safety and quality.
“I’ve known Tony for over ten years and appreciate his knowledge and experience and look forward to working with him as Apogee continues to grow in the federal market,” said Apogee President, Michael Beezley.
Tony has had a 23-year military career with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). In his last assignment at the US Army Environmental Center (AEC), he was responsible for all aspects of quality control, safety, personnel, maintenance, supply and logistics, training, and resource management for an organization with more than 1,000 personnel and several million dollars of capital assets.
Prior to his AEC assignment, Tony deployed to U.S European Command and served as the Branch Chief, Joint Plans and Systems Branch in the J3, leading the support of the movement of over 800 short tons of personnel and equipment per day over a five-month period during Combat Operations in Kosovo. He also served on the U.S. Army Chief of Staff Training and Leader Development Panel, which worked to understand why Army officers in the rank of Captain and Lieutenant Colonel were leaving the military as soon as eligible. The panel provided critical information that resulted in Army policy changes in the areas of movement of personnel, number of consecutive deployments to warzones, promotion and career development.
Tony’s acquisition experience helped him obtained approval on several force modernization initiatives to include new engineer construction equipment and mine warfare systems under the Joint Contingency Force Advanced War-fighting Experiment, resulting in accelerated testing, development and production of weapon systems and equipment required in overseas operations.
In the private sector, Tony took ownership of an engineering small business, developing a strategy that enabled it to compete in the federal marketplace by adding capabilities in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and increased capacity in civil and structural engineering and land surveying. Under Tony’s guidance, the multi-disciplined A/E company more than quadrupled revenue and gained worldwide recognition for performance and service in the federal marketplace.
Among his many accomplishments, Tony successfully deployed personnel to Afghanistan in support of A/E design and the subsequent construction of training facilities. He was awarded the first Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business A-E Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contracts from USACE Mobile and Norfolk divisions. He was awarded A/E contracts with a total capacity of $30M+ over a five-year period and received a 2011 Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Small Business of the Year Award for support to the Department of Defense and, as a consultant, received the 2013 SAME Small Business Advocate Award.
Tony received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The Citadel in 1980 and a professional degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University in 2003. He holds multiple specialty, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and USACE Construction Quality Management certifications. Tony is also a US Army Master Fitness Trainer and marathon runner.