A higher standard for network & IT solutions
At Artel, our mission is to create and provide secure, cost effective, end-to-end networks and IT solutions for our customers while cultivating a quality work environment for our employees. Every day, we strive to improve. Every day, we remain committed to our customers and each other.
Our conduct and culture
Maintaining an environment that fosters the highest levels of ethical conduct and motivates employees to do the right thing remains a top priority. We treat each other with respect, welcome diverse opinions and encourage collaboration. Honesty and mutual trust ensure the quality of our work and the strength our partnerships.
president and chief executive officer
Paul B. Domorski is president and chief executive officer of Artel, LLC. He has a strong legacy of transforming and growing some of the best known companies in the U.S. and internationally, and has a proven track record in the IT industry.
Most recently, Paul served as chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of PAR Technology Corporation. Previously, he was president and chief executive officer of EMS Technologies Inc. Paul built British Telecom’s Syncordia Solutions business, a multibillion dollar network management, outsourcing and applications company, and he led the globalization of Avaya Corporation’s network footprint for VOIP and network services worldwide. At Unisys Corporation, Paul held a number of executive positions, including vice president and managing director of Services for Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
dr. xt vuong
vice president and chief scientist
Dr. Vuong is responsible for the creation and implementation of Artel’s technical vision and strategy. He leads the design of satellite links and networks that support various applications, utilizing multiple GHz of bandwidth over 60 FSS commercial satellites. A well-known and highly acclaimed member of the satellite communications industry, XT’s extensive work continues to deliver advancements via numerous studies and research, including the pioneering work on the effects of nonlinearity; the effects of rainfall and sun transit on satellite link performance; and in satellite payload technologies of MARS and ATPA Antenna.
XT joined Artel in 2000 from VT Tech Corp, wherehe led a consulting team serving numerous organizations, including NASA/Glenn Research Center on satellite technology and commercial LEO mission services to complement TDRSS; Hughes Network Systems on the design of network security and management of the Ka-band Spaceway satellite system; Motorola on traffic analysis of the Ka-band Teledesic system; and COMTECH Mobile Datacom on testing of CDMA modems on the NOAA/GOES satellite.
During his 36-year tenure in the satellite industry, XT’s expertise spans systems engineering, analysis, design, and testing of satellite payloads, earth stations and communication networks. He has worked with, and for, some of the industry’s most prominent satellite manufacturers, operators, integrators, and R&D institutions.
Director of Engineering, IT systems and security
Greg leads the development and implementation of Artel’s terrestrial engineering strategy and manages engineering operations and performance excellence. He is responsible for Artel’s world-class terrestrial engineering team and 24/7/365 Network Operations Security Center.
Greg spearheaded the development and implementation of Artel’s multimillion-dollar terrestrial communications network. He is an accomplished Senior Technology Executive and Program Manager with broad, multifaceted experience.
Prior to joining Artel, Greg served as Vice President, Tactical Communications Division at DRS Technologies, Inc.
Director of Programs
Mark leads all aspects of Artel’s DISA FCSA/CS2 programs. Prior to joining Artel, he worked with the Department of Homeland Security to modernize their IT infrastructure and develop applications that support the Transportation Security Administration’s mission.
Prior to that, Mark worked for General Dynamics Missions Systems, where he led a $10M product development program utilizing advanced technologies in the areas of surveillance and reconnaissance; smart nodes; net centric operations; collaborative networked sensing; multi-sensor fusion tracking; satellite computing; and satellite image processing. In addition, Mark led the technical management requirements for a $181M program to design, develop and produce advanced mission computers for the F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet and AV-8B Harrier.
Senior Program Manager
Kathy leads our Business Systems program for the DARPA Comptroller. For more than 25 years, she has successfully led and managed IT and cybersecurity programs for customers that include the Department of Defense (DoD), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), DoD Education Activity, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Department of State, United States Postal Service and the American Psychological Association.
Kathy also led the teams that built the Information Assurance Support Environment (IASE), Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA) system and Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) Developer’s web portal for DoD.
Senior Program Director
Linda is a U.S. Army veteran and Senior Program Director leading our cyber security/risk management efforts for DISA Cross Domain solutions. She has successfully led, managed and acted as the subject matter expert for cyber security certification and accreditation; HIPPA; critical infrastructure protection; and risk management programs for customers that include the Pentagon, Department of State, Military Health Services, Department of Defense, Air Force and DISA.
Linda has led teams in securing transmitted medical information in-theater; certifying and accrediting base systems utilized by TRICARE worldwide; testing the vulnerability of software/hardware solutions utilized by Air Force pilots; migrating the Information Assurance Support Environment (IASE) to the Army Knowledge Online (AKO) portal; and testing the security of hardware, software, systems and services for the DISA Cross Domain Enterprise solutions.
Abbas is the Founder and former Chief Executive Officer of Artel. He has more than 30 years of management, financial and operations experience, coupled with deep knowledge of telecommunications engineering and systems implementation. Under his leadership, Artel evolved from a five-person company in 1986 to become a global IT/Telecom mid-market leader, with revenues of $400 million in 2011. Abbas sold the company in the summer of 2011.
Prior to establishing Artel, Abbas served in technical, managerial and advisory capacities for AT&T, OAO, CONTEL, Booz Allen Hamilton, and ARINC.
In 2005, he was awarded the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his industry expertise, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, and the Federal Computer Week 2005 Federal 100 Award for his industry leadership.
Afshin was President and Chief Operating Officer of Qwest Communications International Inc., a Fortune 100 company with revenues in excess of $19 billion and 25 million customers worldwide. He had operational responsibilities for core wireline, international, and yellow pages businesses of the company. Afshin joined Qwest in 1999, and was co-chairman of the company’s merger integration with Regional Bell Operating Company USWEST.
Previously, Afshin was President and Managing Director of United Kingdom Markets for British Telecom, and a member of the company’s Management Board. Earlier, he was President and Managing Director of BT’s Business Division, with responsibility for BT’s business customers, in addition to its yellow pages (Yell), managed outsourcing services (Synchordia), and its Internet subsidiaries. He joined BT in 1997.
Afshin began his career in 1983 with Pacific Bell Telephone Company in California, where he held a number of assignments in Engineering, Operations, Sales, and Marketing. His last position with Pacific Bell was Vice President, Business Markets. In 1997, he accepted the position of Vice President, Marketing for SBC Communications, following its acquisition of Pacific Bell.
Afshin was selected by World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland as one of the Global Leaders of Tomorrow in 2000. Past Board of Director memberships include Hanaro Telecom; Bearingpoint Inc., where he was Chairman of the Compensation Committee; Qwest Cyber Solutions, LLP; and Cellnet.
George is the Chairman of Torch Hill Investment Partners and Chairman of its Executive Committee. An experienced chief executive and private equity investor, he began his career as the co-founder and CEO of BANKFIRST which he led from $20 million to $1 billion in assets before successfully selling the institution to Merrill Lynch.
George has led successful investments in both private equity buy outs and project finance. He is a member of the Threat Finance Task Force and the Vice Chairman of the Scowcroft Center for International Security at the Atlantic Council.
For Torch Hill portfolio companies, George chairs the Board of Diamondback Tactical and is a member of the Board of Directors of Zephyr Photonics, Artel and Blue Hackle.
Ransom is a Partner of TPG based in New York. He leads the Industrials and Business Services sectors for TPG Growth. Ransom is currently on the boards of vRide, Redbook Connect and Microgame. Previous board service includes Hilex Poly.
Prior to joining TPG Growth in 2009, Ransom was a Managing Director at J.H. Whitney & Co. from 2000 to 2009. He served on numerous boards of directors of Whitney portfolio companies and was a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to Whitney, Ransom was a member of the investment team at Los Angeles-based Brentwood Associates. Prior to Brentwood Associates, Ransom was an analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group at New York-based investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.