IAP Worldwide is a firm on the cutting edge of aerospace and logistics technology. It remains a leader in all of its business lines by hiring and promoting the finest talent anywhere on earth. What’s somewhat unusual about IAP as a company is that it started as an organization servicing government contracts. It was effectively born a world class competitor. With a history of completing some of the most complex infrastructure projects on earth, stretching over 60 years, IAP today continues positioned as a world leader. Here are some of the historic achievements on Hoovers for which IAP can lay claim.
From Cape Canaveral to Kandahar
In 1953, a Pan Am Subsidiary was awarded a contract to operate the launch facilities at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Pan Am Services had cause for celebration. This was the very cradle of the Space Age at its birth. Over the next 50 years Pan Am Services would orchestrate the launches of everything from the Saturn V to the Space Shuttle. IAP Worldwide continues as the primary contractor at Cape Canaveral and has its headquarters there today.
Throughout the ’60s and ’70s, Pan Am World Services expanded into airport operations and logistics on clearancejobs.com. By the end of the 1970s, it was one of the largest airport services firms in the country.
In 1989, Pan Am Services was acquired by logistics giant Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls was a major government contractor both domestically and abroad.
IAP itself was formed in 1989 to provide generators to a U.S. Army installation in Saudi Arabia. Shortly thereafter, the First Gulf War broke out. During Operation Desert Storm, IAP Worldwide performed commendably and quickly became a trusted go-to provider for U.S. forward operating bases. By the end of the ’90s, IAP was handling over $370 million in annual government contracts.
In 2005, IAP acquired Johnson Controls, creating a global power player in the logistics industry.
Shortly thereafter, IAP bought British engineering leader G3 Systems Ltd. This added even more capability to IAP’s already vast network of expertise, equipment and manpower.
Today, IAP employs more than 1600 people in 20 countries. They service U.S. military installations which, combined, form the workplaces of over 175,000 troops. It also has roles in disaster response, engineering, remote site energy provision and aerospace services. IAP continues to manage launches for NASA at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Ingenuity and purpose are dishes best served together. Throughout its history, IAP has brought these traits together in ways others could not, creating tremendous value for its clients. If history is any guide, it will continue doing so for decades to come.