CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. April 1, 2011 – SHINE Systems employees were recognized for their stellar performances by receiving the first-ever Shining Star™ Awards.

Employees John Boggs, Charles Jenkins III, and John Sullivan III were recognized by the US Army for exemplary performance in supporting the global war on terror. They received the Shining Star™ Award, which is presented to SHINE Systems employees who demonstrate excellence and are recognized by customers.

A surprise award ceremony was held at the Timberwood Restaurant in Charlottesville, VA. Both Boggs and Jenkins were present, with Sullivan conferencing in from overseas.

According to SHINE Systems’ President, Jeff Thomas, the ceremony was important, as awards are, “part of the culture we are building.”  “Our SHINE culture recognizes and rewards individual performance. It encourages others to aspire to new heights.”

After the reveal, Boggs stated, “I was surprised and honored to be singled out in such a splendid group of patriots and professionals.  I had no idea that this was going to take place.”

The men each received a Certificate of Recognition with personalized remarks from the customer, an award trophy, and bonus. They were also recognized individually.

“[Bogg’s] leadership and initiative to ensure the WTI Team is well-informed, educated and trained are unparalleled.”

Boggs felt honored for this recognition. “To be cited for ‘leadership and initiative’ in order to make something happen is an honor I will not soon forget.  These are very strong, significant words to be associated with.”

“[Charles Jenkins’] sacrifices, dedication and exceptional performance have made our program reputation better than it has ever been before,” the customer stated in thanking Jenkins. He continued, “Thanks for leading one of our most important teams.”

Jenkins was appreciative of receiving such praise. “Our customer was very kind to say those words.  Being where I was […] was not the most difficult assignment out there, but it wasn’t a cake walk either.  The fact that the program’s Chief saw me that way and then took the time to write it down was pretty cool.”

Of Sullivan, the customer stated that his “quiet diligence is a credit to [him] and the nation. [His] work is changing the course of history.”

Thomas was pleased with the men’s accomplishments and happy to give the awards. “I am honored to be associated with excellent men and their exemplary performances. This customer’s recognition speaks volumes to their commitment to the global war on terror as well as SHINE Systems’ success.”

SHINE Systems & Technologies (SHINE; is an engineering, solutions, and innovation firm headquartered in Charlottesville, VA.  SHINE Systems is focused on enabling clients with end-to-end solutions that leverage workflow, technology integration, collaboration, and innovation. Our client base includes the Federal Government, State and Local Governments, Non-Profits, and Commercial firms. SHINE Systems’ subject matter expertise encompasses military and business Intelligence Analysis, Fusion, and Analytics; web and non-web based Software Engineering; Business Process and Workflow Engineering, Re-Engineering, and Optimization; Collaboration and Strategic Planning; the Information Technologies; the Health and Life Sciences; and Intellectual Property management and commercialization.