MGT is a company dedicated to customer satisfaction by providing a broad base of business and government solutions for small and large organizations. Based at the Stennis Space Center, MS, within the Mississippi Enterprise fro Technology, MGT provides a full range of services from social media marketing, information technology (IT), web and software design and development, to database design, and mobile applications development.
President, CEO Andrew Hinkebein
A believer in small business being the backbone of this country and a driven entrepreneur, Andrew Hinkebein has worked diligently to build MGT and create the perfect combination of service to fulfill the needs of both government and the private sector. He has a background that spans through both marketing and federal contracting.
After serving in the United States Marine Corps from 2003 until 2007 in the field of intelligence, Andrew landed his first job working for Rockwell Collins Government Systems building and training Special Forces and National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams on the use of one way intelligence reach back imagery systems. He traveled extensively working with our nation’s military.
He moved on from Rockwell Collins to take over NVision Solution’s multiple federal contracts at Stennis Space Center. Those contracts included the administrative staff for the Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, mine warfare imagery analysis and a 365 day a year 24/7 operations center controlling the worlds largest fleet of unmanned autonomous underwater submersibles for the Naval Oceanography Command. During that time he was also the lead technical writer for the NAVO Continuity of Operations Plan and integration of 14 separate departments.
Seeing the true value of the new and emerging social media realm, took him away from the federal world into the private sector where Andrew worked as an independent business and marketing consultant. He regularly consulted with multiple nationally syndicated television shows, local television stations, state level political campaigns, convention centers and other small to medium businesses on the needs and value of social media marketing. Now, with the knowledge of both sides he has created MGT from Mississippi Global Technologies to provide IT, social media marketing, and software development to any sector that needs it.
Chief Operating Officer, Founder Greg Hinkebein
Greg Hinkebein is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of MGT. He was a practicing attorney in 1992 when he was selected as Legal Counsel to then Governor Kirk Fordice of Mississippi. On the Governor’s staff Greg handled a variety of legal issues involving the legislature, the courts and government agencies. In 1997, he was appointed to the Mississippi Court of Appeals and served as a Judge in that capacity until 1999.
After his service on the Court of Appeals, Greg was hired as President and CEO of the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology, Inc. This company is located at the Stennis Space Center, A NASA facility on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In that position, he managed a technology incubator with as many as 25 tenants at any one time. Most of these tenants graduated and are still doing business at Stennis.
In 2004 Greg was asked to manage the A-76 proposal for prime contractors bidding on the NASA Shared Service Center project at Stennis. The were six NASA Centers competing for the project including Kennedy, Johnson and Marshall. The contract was awarded in 2005 to Computer Sciences Corporation and its partner Lockheed Martin to locate the facility at Stennis. Over 500 contractor and civil servant jobs now exist at Stennis as a result of the award.
Greg retired from the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology in 2008 and started a new company, Mississippi Global Technologies LLC which was established in September of 2008. The Company, now called MGT handles everything from NASA commercialization to social media. Its corporate office is presently located in the Stennis Space Center where the company is working on a NASA subcontract with the Michoud Assembly Facility in nearby New Orleans.