William Almas HVOY

William Almas

U.S. Army

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, is proud to announce that William Almas, CEO and owner of B3 Solutions, is the 2015 Hispanic Vetrepreneur of the Year®.

“William Almas personifies how military service prepares veterans for success as entrepreneurs in the civilian world,” said NaVOBA President Chris Hale. “He developed a solid skill set in the military and leveraged that experience previously as an employee in corporate America and now as a vetrepreneur.”

The Transition

The lessons learned during military service around teamwork, discipline, leadership and attention-to-detail arm today’s vetrepreneurs with the tools they’ll need to tackle the challenges of starting and growing a business. William “Bud” Almas very wisely built on those attributes and paired them with his experience in the Army contracting world to land acquisition and program management positions with a variety of international companies, including Tamsco, Honeywell, Eagle Group International, NCR Corporation and Lockheed Martin, before taking the vetrepreneurial leap.

The Business Today

In 2003, Almas founded B3 Solutions – a Jacksonville, Fla.-based firm that works with companies and organizations including the federal government to provide program management, logistics and acquisition management solutions – and now he leads a team of more than 165 employees (35 percent of whom are veterans) in 11 states. Almas’s business accomplishments, coupled with his commitment to serving the veteran community, make NaVOBA proud to celebrate him as the 2015 Hispanic Vetrepreneur of the Year®.

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