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May 1, 2019

Craving Success – Inaugural ESOP Dinner

Craving Success – Inaugural ESOP Dinner On April 5th, Pinnacle held the Inaugural Employee Owner Dinner in Huntsville.  The purpose of the dinner was to gather Pinnacle Employee Owners together to hear news about what it is to be an owner at Pinnacle. Employee Owners learned that being an owner at Pinnacle is more than embracing a company culture. It is putting your ownership into action to make the company better and building your individual wealth in the process. The focus of the meeting was how to do that as employee owners. and how Pinnacle can help in this pursuit. […]
May 1, 2019

International BD – In this for the Long Haul

International BD – In this for the Long Haul Any company that decides to invest money in international business development must be in it for the long haul. Developing effective business relationships anywhere can take years, and this is especially true  abroad. Besides a little bit of good luck, it is all about being in the right place at the right time offering the right product or service. For Pinnacle, Colombia is one of those examples. Our initial efforts to offer the UH-60 VMT to the Colombian Armed Forces in 2016 and 2017 was just followed up by a second […]
May 1, 2019

Welcome to the Team, Kyle!

Welcome to the Team, Kyle! Let us introduce Kyle Tipton, a new Senior Accountant in the Huntsville office. Kyle will be working under Shannon Kee and his responsibilities include reconciliation of bank accounts, preparation of journal entries, assisting in the preparation and distribution of financial statements, assisting in cost audits, and supporting the financial set up associated with new contract wins. Kyle is originally from Midland, TX, but his father’s job in defense contracting moved him to Huntsville during high school. He later completed a finance undergraduate degree program at Auburn University and earned his MBA at UAH.  Shannon and […]
May 1, 2019

Go Save Life and Get a T-shirt, Huntsville!

Go Save Life and Get a T-shirt, Huntsville! The LifeSouth Bloodmobile is returning to 5030 Bradford Dr. parking lot on May 3rd for a blood drive. The drive will last from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM. We beat LifeSouth’s expectations last drive with a total of 22 donors! They are requesting support, because the summer months provide the greatest shortage of blood supply. If you plan to donate, please hydrate! LifeSouth will provide drinks and snacks to all that donate. There is a sign-up sheet in Sarah Arnette’s office. You may also sign up here… We encourage other Pinnacle […]
May 1, 2019

Night at the Fort Rucker Aviation Museum…

Night at the Fort Rucker Aviation Museum… On April 27th, 2019 the Annual Aviation Ball titled “Night at the Museum” was held at the Fort Rucker Aviation Museum and hosted by Major General Gayler, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Aviation Center at Fort Rucker, AL. Pinnacle was a proud sponsor of the night’s Social Event and we received Thank-You messages from several attendees on LinkedIn and via email almost immediately after the event. In early March, Pinnacle was approached by the representative from the Soldiers Service Center, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) at Fort Rucker with a request for […]
May 1, 2019

Welcome Baby Boy!

Welcome Baby Boy! With patience and love they waited for their baby boy, Owen Luke Smithey, and he finally arrived in the afternoon on April 10th, 2019, weight: 9 lbs, height: 20.5 inches. Congratulations Jason Smithey and family! Back
May 1, 2019

Pinnacle’s Quad-A – Absolute Aces Among Attendees

Pinnacle’s Quad-A – Absolute Aces Among Attendees AAAA Summit 2019 is over and we are happy to call it a successful Business Development mission. Our seven-member team lead by Mike was busy for the two main days of the trade show. Besides a total of 26 scheduled meetings that took place mostly in our booth, we had numerous unscheduled discussions with various members of the Army Aviation community. Our team also received countless congratulations on the UAS IMS win announced last month. Passers-by were drawn to our booth by our VMT marketing video and T.A.R.A.’s (Training Autonomous Robot Assistant) guidance […]
May 1, 2019

Supporting Those Who Have Served

Supporting Those Who Have Served Pinnacle’s corporate sponsorship focus on service members, military veterans and their families is still a priority in 2019. Since January, we have sent donations to the Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) who assist veterans and families of the fallen heroes, and to the Connected Warriors who provide free wellness programs for veterans, service members and their families. Connected Warriors class locations and times can be found here . To offer donations or with suggestions for more sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rise Up Reach Out at To learn more about these two organizations, please visit […]
May 1, 2019

License Plate Game – New Pinnacle Tradition?

License Plate Game – New Pinnacle Tradition?   By Chad Burton April 15th Kevin Hazellief, Theron Davis, Terry Brutus and I drove to Ft. Leonard Wood Missouri to capture images as part of a data gathering for CBID II DO-6, a.k.a. CEVT. DO-6 Construction Equipment Virtual Training (CEVT) is a $180,000 effort to develop an estimated 5 hours of web-based, Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) for five vehicle systems. Our customer, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence (MSCOE) has given us 12 months to complete the IMI development. As we embarked on our journey from Huntsville to Ft. Leonard Wood and with […]
May 1, 2019

You Spoke, We Listened!

You Spoke, We Listened! Attention Huntsville employees! In addition to the regularly scheduled HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) offered since October 2018 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 11:00 AM in the gym, we  are now considering to offer Yoga classes regularly as well. We have offered a couple of classes since in April and we are excited to hear positive feedback. We thought you may be interested in learning more about our instructor Shayna and how Yoga became part of her lifestyle. If you are be planning to give her classes (that are free for all employees) a try, […]
May 1, 2019

Pinnacle is Ready to Help you Achieve Your Fitness Goals!

Pinnacle is Ready to Help you Achieve Your Fitness Goals! In an effort to encourage you to develop and/or maintain a healthy lifestyle, Pinnacle will pay 50% of the entry fee for fitness events – up to $500 per year for each employee! Be more like Brig, get fit and get your spotlight in the Newsletter! His latest report: Brigham Cook (SW Application Analyst, Lexington) – My little sister has had running a marathon on her bucket list for a few years, so I made a trip out to Utah to run the Salt Lake City marathon with her. The […]
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