Bancroft Architects and Engineers were among just 30 small businesses nationwide selected by Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. to participate in their first annual Federal Symposium, held January 23-25 in Arlington, Virginia. The symposium brought together the top executives in federal business sector for Siemens to meet with diverse small businesses that operate within one or more of Siemens core fields: Industry, Infrastructure & Cities, Energy, and Healthcare.

Ms. Judy Marks, President and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. said the purpose of the meeting was to “…view the market from the perspective of our shareholders, our large and small business partners and our customers.” Speaking to Bancroft Engineers President and CEO, Paul Jenkins at the Symposium, Ms. Marks said, “We encourage you to join us in collaboration, sharing information and generating ideas that will accelerate our mutual business results in the federal market.”

“Bancroft is a perfect fit for this first annual symposium, and we’re glad they’re here.” said Ms. Barbara Humpton, Siemens Senior Vice President for Business Development. “As a small, service-disabled veteran owned business with an impressive portfolio of innovation that spans each of our business categories, they represent exactly the kind of business Siemens wants to team with. I think the opportunities for us to partner with Bancroft Engineers are virtually unlimited, and we look forward to exploring those opportunities for success in the federal sector.”

The conference featured an array of guest speakers, highlighted by Siemens Chairman of the Board, General (Retired) Stan McChrystal, the former head of the international coalition of armed forces in Afghanistan. At a private reception to close the symposium, General McChrystal said, “It was a pleasure to meet Paul; I’m impressed with what he’s doing at Bancroft. He and I come from similar backgrounds, so I feel there’s a natural synergy between what he’s trying to do with his company and what we’re doing here at Siemens. We feel a particular commitment here at Siemens to working with Service-Disabled Veteran Owned firms, and his is certainly an impressive example of that largely untapped national resource.”