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Fatih Ozmen, Chief Executive Officer

Fatih Ozmen is Chief Executive Officer of Sierra Nevada Corporation

As CEO of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), Fatih Ozmen's leadership and vision propels SNC in its exploration of novel and cutting-edge technologies. With broad technical and business knowledge, Fatih Ozmen uses his insight and experience to anticipate the emerging technological needs of the global marketplace, allowing SNC to develop tomorrow's technologies today. 

Fatih joined SNC in 1981 with a broad engineering background culminating with a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno.  He designed and developed numerous high-tech systems and managed several key integration programs during his early years at SNC.

With a strong vision for the future of SNC, Fatih Ozmen and his wife Eren acquired the company in 1994 and set their plans in motion to expand and grow.  As a direct result of their emphasis on integrity, strategic planning, and strong financial and technical management, SNC has grown into one of the top performing Federal Contractors in the United States. Known as a creative thinker and problem solver, Fatih continually maintains a strong customer focus, while bringing outstanding strategic management skills and extensive business leadership experience to his position.

SNC continues to be a leader and maintains its position at the forefront of the electronics, communications, space and aviation industries through Fatih Ozmen's never ending enthusiasm, insight and expertise to expand SNC through a series of targeted acquisitions. With the Ozmens at the helm, SNC has grown from a company of 20 employees to a full-service systems integrator with six business areas in 30 locations in 16 states. Today, SNC has a workforce of over 3,000 personnel – most of whom are scientists, engineers, or technical personnel — and all of whom are dedicated to meeting the needs of SNC's diverse customer base. As CEO, Fatih Ozmen leads the dedication to quality and service that is a hallmark of the entire organization.  

As a tribute to the Ozmens' exceptional leadership SNC has received numerous awards, including the "World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space" by Fast Company Magazine in 2014, 2014 NCET "Aerospace Company of the Year," 2001 Nevada Distinguished Business of the Year, recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in Northern Nevada in 2009, 2011, and 2012 and Florida's Best Companies to Work for in 2010. In both 2010 and 2011, SNC received ranking in the US Top 10 among the Nation's Fastest Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine for "Gross Dollars in Growth" and "Revenue Growth for $Billion Companies", respectively. In 2012, Fatih and Eren were given the "Aviation Entrepreneurs of the Year" award by the Living Legends of Aviation. In 2013, the Ozmen's were inducted by the "Living Legends of Aviation" as a "Living Legend."

Fatih and Eren Ozmen serve as SNC's Top Corporate Officers and provide the dynamic leadership and strategic vision that have been the driving forces behind SNC's dramatic success.

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