Peerless names new president as founder looks to new role

Peerless Technologies, 2300 National Rd., Fairborn, Ohio.

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Peerless Technologies, 2300 National Rd., Fairborn, Ohio.

CFO Andrea Kunk to become president

One of the area’s busiest defense contractors has named a new president.

Andrea Kunk, chief financial officer of Peerless Technologies Corp., will become president effective March 1, 2021, with founder and current President Michael Bridges becoming the company’s chief growth officer, Peerless announced Thursday.

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Andrea Kunk will become president of Peerless Technologies effective March 1, 2021. Company image

Andrea Kunk will become president of Peerless Technologies effective March 1, 2021. Company image

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Andrea Kunk will become president of Peerless Technologies effective March 1, 2021. Company image

Kunk joined Peerless in June 2000 as the company’s second employee and “helped shepherd the company’s growth to more than 500 employees in 21 states and over $100 million in annual revenue,” Peerless said in a release.

“I look forward to working with our leadership team to continue to execute the vision that Michael established for this company: to be the first choice in professional technical services and solutions by operating efficiently, taking care of our customers and employees, and adapting to change,” Kunk said in the firm’s release.

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The company said Bridges will act as advisor to the Peerless leadership team while working to advance the company’s objectives. Kunk will continue in her current role until March 1 as the company searches for a new CFO.

“It’s an exciting time for Peerless, and it’s time for new ideas and new leadership,” Bridges said. “Our leadership culture at Peerless has always been to painstakingly support our 500 amazing employees who deliver excellence. I believe we will do this better than ever under Andrea Kunk’s guidance.”

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Wright State University board president Michael Bridges.

Wright State University board president Michael Bridges.

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Wright State University board president Michael Bridges.

Bridges founded Peerless in early 2000 and later that year, Peerless became the first company to move into The Entrepreneurs Center in Dayton and Edison Technology Incubator.

Five years later, Peerless became the first company in Ohio to graduate from The Entrepreneurs Center.

Kunk holds two degrees from Wright State University, a bachelor of science in management information systems and a master of science in business administration with a concentration in finance.

She is chair of the Wright State University Foundation Board of Trustees and also serves as the vice president of the Fairborn Development Corp. board of directors. Kunk lives in Beavercreek with her husband and two children.

Peerless customers include the Air Force, Army, Navy, NASA, Department of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Homeland Security, CENTCOM, STRATCOM, Defense Logistics Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, Department of Energy and General Services Administration.

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