Huntsville, Ala. – LSINC, a full-service business consulting, communications strategies, and product development firm, has launched “Summits for Success,” a series of business education seminars aimed a sparking discussion among local business leaders about the issues being driven by today’s dynamic business environment.

The first Summit will beld June 5 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in LSINC’s Leadership Center on Governors Drive in Huntsville. The topic will be “Strategic Communications vs. Reactive Marketing” and will center around how to identify and understand internal and external stakeholders and develop the right messaging and communications plan for each.

“These are not just lectures,” said Scott Miller, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Engineering. “Participants will be engaged in discussions that leverage their insights and opinions with those of industry subject matter experts.”

The discussion will feature communications and public relations leaders with more than 25 years experience in strategic marketing, traditional and new media, crisis communications, pubic relations, and employee information programs.

A limited number of seats are still available, Miller said. More information on the agenda and the online registration link are available at http://www.L-SINC.com/summits. There is no charge for registration.

Future 2014 Summits for Success will feature sessions on Supply Chain Risk Mitigation, Servant Leadership, LSINC’s Strategy Assurance™ model, and Strategic Product Development.

Huntsville, Ala. – 

For more information:

Joe Holmes, Manager of Strategic Communications

256-705-6182

jholmes@L-SINC.com

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About LSINC

LSINC is a Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) headquartered in Huntsville, Ala. LSINC provides strategic business consulting, strategic communications, product development, rapid prototyping, and low volume adaptable production for commercial and government clients.

About Rotary

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Huntsville, Ala. – Alicia Ryan, CEO of LSINC, was inducted into the Huntsville Rotary Club on Tuesday, April 28, and recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow – one of the international organization’s highest honors.

“I am thrilled to be a part of this group of servant leaders,” said Ms. Ryan. “I have always been touched by the ongoing mission of Rotarians to improve the lives of those in the local community and around the world. I look forward to supporting that effort for many years to come.”

Dana Gillis, Director of Compliance for Athletics at Alabama A&M University and a member of the Huntsville Rotary Club, sponsored Ms. Ryan’s membership.

“I am a strong believer that people come into your life for a reason and that those connections are a blessing,” Mr. Gillis said. “It was my pleasure to share one of my blessings with members of the Huntsville Rotary Club.”

Sam Ainsworth, past president of the Marietta-Metro Rotary Club and Chair of the District 6900 Paul Harris Society, presented Ms. Ryan, his niece, with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship. The award recognizes “service above self” which an individual has offered to their community, nation, or the world. Mr. Ainsworth sponsored the award by making a contribution to Rotary Foundation in Ms. Ryan’s name.

“Alicia has been an inspiration to me for many years,” he said. “She is the perfect person to represent Rotary and its values to the community. Honoring her with a Paul Harris Fellowship is the best way I can think of to demonstrate the love, gratitude, and pride my wife and I have for her.”

In addition to leading LSINC, Ms. Ryan is an active member of the local community. She serves on the Board of Directors and the Technology Committee of the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors of the National Space Club-Huntsville Chapter. She is also the vice president of the Advisory Council for the Cyber Huntsville Board of Directors and active in Our Lady of the Universe Catholic Church.

For more information:

Joe Holmes, Manager of Strategic Communications

256-705-6182

jholmes@L-SINC.com

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About LSINC

LSINC is a Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) headquartered in Huntsville, Ala. LSINC provides strategic business consulting, strategic communications, product development, rapid prototyping, and low volume adaptable production for commercial and government clients.

About Rotary

Rotary International is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

March 20, 2013 – Huntsville, Ala. LSINC, a full-service business consulting, communications strategies, and product development firm, has entered into a Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé agreement with Deloitte.  The DoD-sanctioned agreement will position both organizations to jointly pursue large-scale federal and commercial projects throughout the U.S.

The Mentor-Protégé relationship brings outstanding value to DoD, other federal agencies, and commercial companies. LSINC’s agility, Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB) status, local community connections, engineering and manufacturing capabilities, and cost-effective structure are a natural complement to Deloitte’s global presence, large-scale projects, and recognized industry best practices. The collaborative consulting model will provide clients with a holistic approach to problem solving, a tailored approach to client needs, large-scale capabilities balanced with agility, and insight and experience at all client levels.

“We are honored to both join with Deloitte and to have been approved by DoD for participation in this outstanding program. This is a win for both our current and future clients,” said Alicia Ryan, LSINC’s founder and CEO. “With deep experience across DoD and other federal agencies, we intend to contribute greatly to this relationship.”

“This program provides a great opportunity for Deloitte to mentor a highly innovative and capable firm such as LSINC as we pursue government-related opportunities throughout the region,” said Carey Miller, director, Deloitte & Touche LLP and the Deloitte Huntsville office lead.

The DoD Mentor-Protégé Program assists small businesses (Protégés) to successfully compete for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering with large companies (Mentors) under individual, project-based agreements.

Media Inquiries:

Joe Holmes, Manager of Strategic Communications

jholmes@L-SINC.com or 256-541-2031

About LSINC

LSINC, a woman-owned small business (WOSB), provides strategy and intelligence, strategic communications, product development, and low-volume adaptable production to federal and commercial clients. LSINC assesses market environments, develops organizational strategies, designs and engineers new products to help companies penetrate emerging markets, and helps federal clients to address technical and programmatic challenges. LSINC is headquartered in Huntsville, AL.

About Deloitte


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James Bullington promoted to senior leadership role at LSINC

Assumes role of Vice President, Engineering, Prototyping, and LVAP

November 14, 2013 – Huntsville, AL LSINC is proud to announce that James Bullington is now Vice President of Engineering, Prototyping, and LVAP (Low-Volume Production). Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, LSINC provides business and communications strategies and product development services to federal and commercial clients across the U.S. and abroad.

Bullington, who served as LSINC’s director of engineering for the past eight years, has led the firm’s overall product development efforts as well as providing expert mechanical engineering expertise for projects ranging from new product design to full-scale training simulators.

In his expanded role as vice president, Bullington will be responsible for LSINC’s comprehensive product development and engineering services which include rapid prototyping and LVAP. LSINC’s rapid prototype facility produces economical 3D printed and cast resin prototypes and its LVAP line produces low volumes of initial production inventory to bridge the gap between engineering models and long-term contract manufacturing.

Bullington is a professional engineer (PE) with the State of Alabama and holds both a bachelor and a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His background includes extensive work in thermal and structural analysis, molded design, conceptualization of new products, electronics integration, manufacturing enablement, minimizing production costs, and mechanical engineering.

Fortune 500 companies including Hewlett Packard, Anheuser Busch, Northrop Grumman, SAIC, and Lockheed-Martin as well as multiple federal agencies and Department of Defense contractors have solicited the expertise of Bullington and his team. Under his leadership, LSINC has designed, developed, and supported the launch of multiple products to market including the iCubate disease diagnostic system and the Hear Technologies Hearback Jack personal music monitor. The team’s full-scale engineering projects include the design and fabrication of a Bell 412 helicopter simulator, a Crew Excursion Vehicle (CEV) mockup, and training replicas of two Lightweight Counter Mortar Radar systems.

“This was a natural progression for James’ career,” said Alicia Ryan, CEO of LSINC. “He has more than demonstrated his capabilities to lead and serve every customer with the utmost attention,” said Ms. Ryan. “We are proud to recognize his accomplishments with this promotion and will fully support James as he leads this business unit to new heights in 2014 and beyond.” Prior to joining LSINC (then Inergi) in 2005, Bullington held senior engineering roles for Intergraph and Silicon Graphics and owned Bullington Engineering, a privately held engineering firm. Bullington and his wife Sandra have two children and reside in Athens.

Media Inquiries:

Joe Holmes, Manager of Strategic Communications

jholmes@L-SINC.com or 256-541-2031

About LSINC

LSINC, a woman-owned small business (WOSB), provides strategy and intelligence, strategic communications, product development, and low-volume adaptable production to federal and commercial clients. LSINC assesses market environments, develops organizational strategies, designs and engineers new products to help companies penetrate emerging markets, and helps federal clients to address technical and programmatic challenges. LSINC is headquartered in Huntsville, AL.


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LSINC's Robby Renz was a key part of Dr. Christina Carmen's team of engineering students in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Design Class at UAH responsible for the conception, design and construction of a solar energy exhibit for its senior design project. The exhibit, Energy Racers, is on display at SciQuest.

Learn more about this innovative project here.

 

About LSINC: A woman-owned, small business (WOSB), LSINC, LLC is located in Huntsville, Ala. and offers intelligence and strategy, product development, engineering services, and strategic communications to federal, commercial, industrial, and international clients. For more information, contact Joe Holmes at jholmes@l-sinc.com or at (256) 705-6182.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., October 1, 2013

Alicia SpeechLSINC CEO Alicia Ryan has had a heart for Servant Leadership since the first days of her professional career some 25 years ago. On Wednesday of last week, Ms. Ryan shared the insights she has gleaned over that quarter century with more than 60 fellow alumni of Leadership Huntsville/Madison County.

In the “Lessons in Leadership” talk, held at LSINC’s Governors Drive complex, Ms. Ryan explained how her desire to serve became evident as a young girl. However, as she began her career at DynCorp in the 1990s and later progressed through the ranks at Booz Allen Hamilton in the 2000s, it became clear that she was being drawn specifically to serve senior leaders and help them grow in their professional and personal lives.

“I initially went into the Information Management Systems graduate program at Marymount University,” Ms. Ryan told the audience. “After completing about 90 percent of the coursework, I just realized that was not my passion. However, it did give me a technical foundation where I learned that engineers and seniors leaders do NOT speak the same language.”

Ms. Ryan saw a niche where she could help translate the technical content and put it in an easily understandable format that would help senior executives communicate effectively with stakeholders.This allowed the leaders to grow their companies, become more prosperous, and be positioned to give back to their employees, community, and other stakeholders.

In the meantime, Ms. Ryan obtained a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Chapman University. At Chapman she was introduced to Robert Greenleaf’s philosophy on servant leadership. She found that Greenleaf’s beliefs aligned perfectly with her faith, personal values, and business ethics.

“Greenleaf believed that large corporations could make a huge difference in the world,” she said. “His philosophy was that the strongest leaders put others before themselves, have a burning desire to make a difference in the world, and want to create what I call a ‘culture of caring’ in their community.”

That involves serving across four key stakeholder groups: employees, clients, the market being served, and other stakeholders like investors and board members. By striving to achieve balance across these groups, leaders can ensure that no particular stakeholder is singled out at the expense of the others.

In addition, Ms. Ryan shared additional thoughts around misconceptions about servant leadership. “It is a strong management style, not a sign of weakness,” she said. “It’s not just for the clergy and there is nothing in the principles of servant leadership that say you can’t make a profit. It’s the opposite. You must be profitable in order to stay in business and be able to take care of those around you.”

Ms. Ryan said success is driven by a single factor: striving to find balance. “You have to strive to find balance between serving and making a profit, working hard and taking care of family, and among your stakeholder groups,” she said. “There is no such thing as perfect balance – but the key is to keep striving, get back up with you fall down, and stay true to you values and principles.”

LSINC has incorporated the principles of Servant Leadership into its proprietary Strategy Assurance™ model. Strategy Assurance™ is a process by which LSINC helps companies redefine their strategic direction by analyzing changes in the market, evaluating the companies services and capabilities, creating opportunity paths forward, aligning leaders with the new direction, and creating a flexible strategic framework for moving forward.

 

About LSINC: A woman-owned, small business (WOSB), LSINC, LLC is located in Huntsville, Ala. and offers intelligence and strategy, product development, engineering services, and strategic communications to federal, commercial, industrial, and international clients. For more information, contact Joe Holmes at jholmes@l-sinc.com or at (256) 705-6182.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., August 15, 2013

Huntsville, Ala. - LSINC, LLC wrapped up a successful week at the 2013 Space and Missile Defense Symposium on Thursday. CEO Alicia Ryan said she was pleased with the contacts made with current and prospective customers - at the LSINC booth, hospitality room, and networking events hosted by the Symposium.

"This is always an incredible week for us," said Ms. Ryan. "It is a festive atmosphere - and also very educational and informative. We always enjoy getting to see representatives from the various agencies and OEMs in attendance."

Ms. Ryan was especially thankful to all those who attended LSINC's hospitality suite on Tuesday night. "We were standing room only for the entire time," she said. "We really appreciate those who came by."

The Symposium concluded at noon and the LSINC staff immediately began planning follow-up contacts with the stack of business cards representing companies who expresssed interest in LSINC's strategy and intelligence, strategic communications, product development, rapid prototyping, and low-volume adaptable production services.

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  • JamesDon
  • DelGroup
  • CloverAlisha
  • Daniel
  • Alicia
  • Jess Granone assembles an LSINC cube puzzle.
  • Visitors from the Madison Chamber take a shot.
  • Success!
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About LSINC: A woman-owned, small business (WOSB), LSINC, LLC is located in Huntsville, Ala. and offers intelligence and strategy, product development, engineering services, and strategic communications to federal, commercial, industrial, and international clients. For more information, contact Joe Holmes at jholmes@l-sinc.com or at (256) 705-6182.

LSINC Client Debuts New Biotech Protein Analyzer

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 23, 2013 - 

Soluble Therapeutics, a Birmingham-based biotech company, debuted its HSC System today in Chicago at the BIO International Convention. LSINC's Product Development team provided concept development, industrial design, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, software integration, prototyping, assembly, and testing. LSINC's Low-Volume Adaptable Production division will manufacture the units.

View the Birmingham Business Journal article.

July 1, 2013 – Huntsville, AL

It has been a little more than one year since LSINC's acquisition of INERGI, Inc. CEO Alicia Ryan marked the occasion with a celebration during the monthly employee birthday recognition.

"It is amazing what has transpired in the past year," Ms. Ryan told her staff. "I am so proud of how these two teams came together as one and made this one of the smoothest corporate transitions I have ever witnessed."

With the June 2012 acquisition LSINC became a full-spectrum company providing business intelligence and strategy, product development, engineering services, and strategic communications.

LSINC serves federal, commercial, and international clients, and uses its unique StrataSync™ methodology to help leaders define a clear path for future growth by providing the applicable corporate intelligence needed to make well-purposed decisions. The alignment of the leadership’s vision with corporate strategies and new product offerings results in Strategy Assurance™, the state in which leaders can move forward into new markets and business environments with confidence.

LSINC partner Davis Lee, a respected business and civic leader, said the acquisition of Inergi by LSINC has resulted in a stronger company, positioned to better serve leaders of all types. Known for his passion for community service, Mr. Lee has invested in multiple North Alabama companies, including LSINC and Inergi. His entrepreneurial vision is fueled by a passion for community service and a desire to create successful businesses that are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of their customers and the communities around them.

About LSINC

LSINC is a woman-owned, small business (WOSB) located in Huntsville, AL. LSINC offers intelligence and strategy, product development, engineering services, and strategic communications to federal, commercial, industrial, and international clients. The company was originally founded as Leadership Strategies, Inc. 

By Mike Marshall, The Huntsville Times 

"This is where Mommy works,'' she recalls him saying.

At the time, she was working in the living room of her home off County Line Road in Madison.

She was operating her new company, Leadership Strategies Inc. (LSINC), which provides leadership strategy consulting to senior leaders in government and commercial businesses.

In the dining room were Ryan's four employees, all women whom she barely knew at the time.

"And this is where Mommy's friends work,'' she recalls Jason saying.