MARYVILLE, TN (September 16, 2010) – RELYANT, LLC, a Maryville-based company providing worldwide strategic support services, has hired Jack M. MacRae as its Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Risk & Administrative Services.

Mr. Macrae joins RELYANT from Safety and Ecology Corporation where he participated as a member of the company’s executive team since 1996.  His diverse and increasing responsibilities within the company paralleled the organization’s rapid growth, domestically and internationally.  His roles ranged from general counsel, management of corporate operations, and an assignment abroad as the managing director of the company’s UK subsidiary.  His tenure concluded with responsibilities as chief financial officer and management of international operations.

Prior to SEC, MacRae was a practicing attorney with nationally and regionally recognized law firms.  He started his career as a field artillery officer with the US Army.  Mr. MacRae holds a B.A. in Political Science from Miami University (Ohio), and a MBA and JD from the University of Tennessee.

At RELYANT, MacRae’s responsibilities will include development of capitalization strategies to support the company’s accelerating growth, as well as refinement of financial systems and operational controls. He will report to CEO and President Eric W. Barton.

“Jack gives us more than 20 years of practical experience designing financial and overall business strategies that produce results,” said Eric W. Barton, CEO and President of RELYANT. “His U.S. Army background and deep knowledge of the government contracting landscape will be valuable to RELYANT as we grow our overseas business units and continue our introduction to the domestic market.”

Since June, RELYANT has won several major contracts and contract extensions, including a $49 million demining and UXO contract, a $7 million expansion to its spray foam insulation task order for forward operating bases in Afghanistan, and an expansion to its vehicle maintenance contract in Iraq. In late August, the company announced award of a task order for the movement and transportation of equipment in Afghanistan.

RELYANT is a global provider of solutions to complex projects. The company offers services including construction, life support, demining, logistics/procurement, security, and IT communications. RELYANT is headquartered in Maryville with offices in San Antonio, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Uganda. Photos and more info at

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