Sparks, Nev., March 28, 2014 – Nevada’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (NCET) has recognized Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) as the 2014 "Aerospace Company of the Year" for its innovation, revenue and employee growth in the aerospace industry. SNC was honored at the NCET/RGJ Awards Dinner by Master of Ceremonies, Lt. Governor Brian K. Krolicki on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Stan MacDonald, SNC’s vice president of technology, who has been with the company for 35 years, accepted the award for SNC.
Since 2008, NCET Technology Awards have celebrated individuals and companies who have greatly enhanced the growth and prestige of Northern Nevada’s technology community, recognizing outstanding leaders at all levels of business.
"It is truly an honor for SNC and our employees to be recognized by NCET and the community for the work we do in the aerospace sector," said SNC’s President, Eren Ozmen. "SNC prides itself on finding agile and innovative technology solutions to meet our customer’s widely diverse and technical needs. Our employees are an extremely talented team of engineers, scientists and technical personnel who continue to exceed what’s possible in the areas of aerospace and aviation."
SNC was one of eight companies nominated in this year’s new aerospace category. Headquartered in Sparks, Nev., the significant programs SNC performs include the Dream Chaser® spacecraft, a replacement to the space shuttle; Radar Enhanced Vision System (REVS™), which helps pilots see through degraded visual environments such as fog, snow and smoke during take-off and landing; Telemedicine, a system to capture and communicate patient data across a broad spectrum of environments, including trauma scenes; and an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Detect and Avoid System, a critical capability to operate UAVs safely in the national air space.
NCET is a member-supported organization that produces business and technology events to help small businesses and entrepreneurs. It is an independent award-winning 501(c)(3) Nevada nonprofit organization and is not affiliated with the State of Nevada or the University of Nevada and receives no state or Federal funding.
About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nev., 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 sy stems and solar energy. Under the leadership of CEO Fatih Ozmen and President Eren Ozmen, SNC has a workforce of over 3,000 personnel in 30 locations in 16 states. SNC's six 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 also on the commercial sector through internal advancements in dual-use applications and outside acquisitions, including the emerging markets of renewable energy, telemedicine, nanotechnology, cyber and net-centric operations. For more information on SNC visit www.sncorp.com and follow us on Facebook at Sierra Nevada Corporation.