Sierra Nevada Corporation Chairman/President Among Top Women in Aerospace and Defense Panelists

Eren OzmenSparks, NV – March 22, 2012 –  Eren Ozmen, Chairman and President of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC),  was among three top female executives who participated in a panel discussion, “Perspectives from the Top Women in Aerospace and Defense,” March 15, 2012 at the Ritz Tysons Corner in McLean, VA.  Eren was invited to speak at the event by its sponsor Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

The panel included Eren Ozmen, Linda Hudson, President and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc., and Heidi Wood, Managing Director of Morgan Stanley, all of whom provided their own unique insight into building successful companies and careers within the aerospace and defense industries. 

Eren Ozmen and her husband Fatih Ozmen, Chief Executive Officer, have led SNC’s growth from one office and a handful of employees in 1988 to 2,100 employees today in 31 locations across 16 states.  SNC has experienced 30 percent annual revenue growth since 1994.  This growth was facilitated by the key acquisition of 10 high-tech electronics firms as part of the company’s strategic plan.

Eren Ozmen shared with the panel how she pursued her Master’s Degree at the University of Nevada, Reno. She summarized her history at SNC, which started in 1988 shortly after earning her MBA.  She explained her approach to business and financial management, which has contributed greatly to making SNC the billion dollar company it is today.  Eren also talked about how SNC was going to navigate the aerospace and defense industry in the future.   

Eren Ozmen and SNC have been recognized for numerous national industry awards including Ozmen being named, along with her husband, the 2011 “Aviation Entrepreneurs of the Year” by the Living Legends of Aviation. Inc. magazine ranked SNC in the Top 10 for Revenue Growth for Billion Dollar Companies in the annual Inc. 500|5000 nation’s fastest-growing private companies for “Gross Dollars in Growth” in 2010 and “Revenue Growth for $Billion Companies” in 2011.  SNC was also ranked No. 2 among the “Fastest Growing Women-Owned Companies in North America” by the International Women Presidents’ Organization. SNC was also recognized as one of the Best Places to Work in Northern Nevada in 2009, 2011, and as one of Florida’s Best Companies to Work for in 2010

About Sierra Nevada Corporation:  Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is one of America’s fastest growing private companies based on its significant expansion and reputation for rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft, communications systems and solar energy. Under the leadership of CEO Fatih Ozmen and Chairman and President Eren Ozmen, SNC employs over 2,100 people in 31 locations in 16 states.  SNC’s seven unique business areas are dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions to SNC’s dynamic customer base.

SNC is also the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the United States. Over the last 30 years under the Ozmen’s leadership, SNC has remained focused on providing its customers the very best in diversified technologies to meet their needs and has a strong and proven track record of success. The company continues to focus its growth on the commercial sector through internal advancements and outside acquisitions, including the emerging markets of renewable energy, telemedicine, nanotechnology, cyber and net-centric operations. For more information on SNC visit

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