John Barrett CEO of Kimco Joins SDI Board of Directors

CHICAGO, March 16, 2009 — SDI (System Development Integration, LLC), a systems integrator specializing in technical and operational support for capital asset intensive organizations, announces the appointment of John H. Barrett, CEO of leading contract building services provider Kimco, to its Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to add individuals of John’s caliber to our board,” commented David A. Gupta, President and Chief Executive Officer for SDI. “John’s entrepreneurial experience coupled with his professional services background and understanding of facility operations will provide a valuable perspective to our Board.”

With numerous years of senior level management experience in the facilities services industry, Mr. Barrett brings a proven understanding of the services business model. Prior to his role at Kimco, Mr. Barrett has held executive positions at Gemini Industries, National Service Pro’s, Unicco Service Company, Ogden Services Corporation and Xerox. Mr. Barrett has been elected to the Board of Directors of five other organizations, including Digital Innovations, Gemini Industries, BSCAI and ISSA. He is an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association, International Facility Management Association, as well as the Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association.

“SDI’s client delivery accomplishments are exceptional, and demonstrate its growth potential even in these economic times. I am thrilled and honored to have been selected by its Directors,” stated Mr. Barrett.

Mr. Barrett graduated from the University of Michigan in 1981, with a degree in Economics and Speech Communications. He received his Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago. In line with SDI’s corporate citizenship practices, Mr. Barrett has served on the Evans Scholar Foundation’s Selection Committee and participated in the University of Chicago’s CEO Roundtable Mentor Program.

SDI’s other Board of Directors include Mr. Gupta, Mr. Doug Patterson, Ms. Beth Satterfield and Mr. Gary Massel.

About SDI

SDI is a systems integrator that fuses information technology, security, operations and facility management to support critical organization systems and data by providing advisory services, technology delivery and SmartSourcingSM long-term support. With substantial private and public sector experience, SDI provides vendor-independent services and support to our nation’s critical environments to achieve a higher level of security, increase productivity and reduce operating costs. SDI embodies the technical breadth, depth of talent, and complex systems experience of a national, top-tier systems integrator – with a reputation of sticking with our projects until our obligations are met and our clients are successful. For more than 19 years, we’ve been there for our clients, and people are taking notice. Visit us at


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