Thursday, February 24, 2005

Ultra Services

The company that employed Kirk von Ackermann and Ryan Manelick in Iraq was Ultra Services, also referred to as Ultra Services Group on their website.

Corporate Headquarters
Ultra Services
4046 Central Lane
Winters, CA 95694 USA

Company locations are listed as: Baghdad, Kirkuk, Mosul, Basra, Zaho and Suleymania in Iraq; Istanbul and Silope,Turkey; Beirut, Lebanon; Kabul, Afghanistan; Tashkent, Uzbekistan; Herndon-VA and Winters-CA, USA. Note: The recent article in the San Francsico Chronicle states Ultra Services personnel withdrew from Iraq shortly after the death of Ryan Manelick.

Ultra Services Management is listed as:

Baki Guzelciftci - Chairman of the Board
John Dawkins - President & Business Development
William Dawkins - Chief Executive Officer
Egemen Cakmak - General Director of Turkey
Bora Tuncay - Financial Director and Controller
Geoff Nordloh
Paul Shultz
Brief bios are available at the website.

Ultra Group describes itself as one of a "coalition of US, Iraqi, and Turkish Companies". The company website reports they "successfully executed $14 million in contracts to provide goods and services from Baghdad to Mosul."
Our first contract with the Department of Defense came in October, 2001 in Uzbekistan. We entered Afghanistan in December, 2001. We set up in Turkey in January, 2003 and entered Iraq in April, 2003 getting our first contract in early May.
Ultra Services provides a number of services, including containerized buildings, of which sample photographs are posted at their website.

John Dawkins, President, is also credited with having been a founding member of the company Stratex Freedom Services where Geoff Nordloh is Chief Finance Officer.

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