Throughout his career, Dave Patterson has led a variety of businesses ranging from technical and professional services, to manufacturing management and consulting. Today he serves as president and CEO of Siemens Government Services, Inc. (SGS). In the following Q&A, Patterson talks about his overall approach to the federal space, his biggest challenge in business today, and how he“™s helping create a little harmony in the world.
We spoke earlier about the differences between Siemens Government Services and Siemens Corporation, can you please elaborate?
Dave Patterson: SGS is a special purpose, wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens. The company itself was formed in 2001 in conjunction with a Siemens acquisition of a company holding federal contracts. In order to support these contracts, Siemens created a new, self-contained entity specifically designed to perform federal work. SGS maintains its own board of directors and acts as an independent, yet affiliated Siemens company. We are specialists in federal program management and integration, providing Siemens technologies and solutions to the federal marketplace.
What is your overall approach to the federal space?
Dave Patterson: We are what I like to call a “technology practitioner.“ We implement customized solutions in conjunction with key strategic partners. In fact, some of the 4 x 24 member companies are organizations we work with to support federal customers. The technologies that we bring to the market are focused on infrastructure improvement “” things such as building automation systems, fire and security systems, telecommunications, and other types of IT-enabled solutions. We also have extensive maintenance and logistics capabilities to install and service these systems across the U.S. and around the world.