MARYVILLE, Tenn. (November 2, 2010) – RELYANT, LLC announced today that CEO and President Eric W. Barton has transitioned to the role of Chairman of the Board. In this role, Barton will be responsible for facilitating the board’s development of long-range strategic planning, governance and oversight.

This transition planning has been underway since 2009. Barton’s day-to-day operating responsibilities will be divided between Daniel J. Smith and Jack H. MacRae. Smith will serve as President and COO, while MacRae will continue in his present role of CFO.

Under Barton’s leadership since the company’s founding in 2006, RELYANT has seen continued growth and expanding opportunities.  The current fiscal year represents over 100% growth from 2009 with revenues expected to top $40 million.

“Eric’s vision has helped RELYANT establish its brand and build a strong position in our core markets,” said Smith. “While we’re going to miss his day-to-day engagement with the company, his guidance on our Board of Directors will be a great fit for Eric’s ability to see opportunities, areas to improve upon, and develop plans.”

“Building RELYANT with Dan and the rest of our team has been an incredibly rewarding experience,” Barton observed. “Now, we’re in a position to continue that growth, and I look forward to guiding the Board as we continue building the strategic foundation that will enable RELYANT’s ongoing success.”

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. More info at

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