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DLT Solutions’ Van Ristau Named Finalist for CIO&CTO Live! Awards


Ristau recognized for internal and customer contributions

Herndon, VA - DLT Solutions, a leading value-added reseller in government information technology (IT) products and services, today announced that its chief technology officer (CTO), Van Ristau, has been named a finalist for the Mid-Atlantic CIO&CTO Live! Awards – Commercial Sector IT Executive of the Year, sponsored by the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM). Ristau is being recognized for his critical contributions to achieving results for customers and leadership within DLT Solutions.

“Van has been very effective in forming a bridge between our government customers and technology partners,” said Rick Marcotte, president and CEO of DLT Solutions. “Every day we are glad for having made the decision to invest in his role as CTO. Among other things, he has been instrumental in taking complicated technology solutions and articulating how our customers can use them to fulfill their missions.”

Ristau was recently named a finalist for the NVTC Government Contractor CTO Innovator Awards. This recognition is among many other sales, marketing and technical awards this year for DLT Solutions including being named a winner for the 2010 SmartCEO GovStar Awards and being ranked on CRN’s Fast Growth 100 List.
“Every year CIO&CTO Live! brings the best of the Mid-Atlantic region’s tech community together in one place,” said Renée M. Winsky, CEO of TCM. “Maryland continues to demonstrate its leadership position in IT and cyber security, and this year’s award program will have some of the world’s top experts in attendance to help us recognize their peers.”

CIO&CTO Live! Awards finalists were selected in six categories: Non-Profit/Association IT Executive of the Year, Government IT Executive of the Year, Commercial Sector IT Executive of the Year, Technology Product of the Year, Chief Information Security Office of the Year and IT Rising Star of the Year. In addition to DLT Solutions, the Commercial Sector IT Executive of the Year category finalists included SAIC, CACI International, CNSI, Alion Science & Technology and Unisys. Winners were announced at the awards ceremony on November 4, 2010 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

About DLT Solutions
Founded in 1991, DLT Solutions delivers best of class technology solutions to federal, state, and municipal governments and businesses from its headquarters in Herndon, VA. To achieve that mission, DLT has tightly integrated itself with some of the most prominent IT software and hardware manufacturers in the world including Autodesk, Google, NetApp, Oracle, Quest Software, Red Hat, Solarwinds, and Symantec, among others. With its product portfolio, multiple procurement vehicles and award-winning track record, DLT confidently supports public sector clients in the technology implementation required to achieve their agency missions. DLT was recently honored as number one in the Term Software License category in the GSA IT Catalog of Top IT Contractors on GSA Schedule 70. For more information or to place an order, contact DLT Solutions at 888-358-4472; email or visit

About the Technical Council of Maryland, Inc.
The Tech Council of Maryland (TCM) is the largest technology trade group serving the advanced technology and biotechnology communities of Maryland. TCM’s mission is to advocate for the interests of the technology community, further the role of technology in the Maryland economy, and nurture an environment where technology companies can collaborate, grow and succeed. For more information, visit


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