Sierra Nevada Corporation Owners Honored for Commitment to Innovation & Entrepreneurship

SPARKS, Nev., April 24, 2015 – The Nevada Silver & Bluemagazine recognized Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) owners, Fatih and Eren Ozmen, in the Spring 2015 issue for establishing the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship. The Ozmen Center opened in the fall of 2014. The mission of the Ozmen Center includes inspiring idea creation, entrepreneurship and innovation by promoting and supporting existing entrepreneurship activities and programs; collaborating to conduct and publish entrepreneurship research; facilitating entrepreneurship academic courses, professional education and training; and supporting innovation and new enterprise that drives economic growth.

“When we arrived in the U.S. from Turkey to further our education, we didn’t have any resources or connections, but we did have a powerful drive to make an impact,” says Eren, SNC’s president and CFO. “Today we are still both passionate about giving back, in particular to the institution that helped us fulfill our American Dream. Earning advanced degrees at Nevada shaped both our professional and personal lives. We want to be sure it can do the same for many other young people who, like us, are pursuing their dreams.”

The Ozmen’s vision is to encourage collaboration across educational, professional and geographic boundaries. It is open to not only University students, but also to faculty, members of the Nevada community and our nation. 

“Our goal for the Ozmen Center for Entrepreneurship is to expand and nurture an entrepreneurial culture, both on campus and throughout the community,” says Fatih, who serves as CEO of SNC. “We see the Center as an entrepreneurial ‘hub’ that increases business opportunities and creates a robust exchange of ideas that stimulates job growth and benefits for our community, our state and society at large.”

Learn more about the Ozmen Center at

About the University of Nevada, Reno
Founded in 1874 as Nevada’s land-grant university, the University of Nevada, Reno ranks in the top tier of best national universities. With nearly 20,000 students, the University is driven to contribute a culture of student success, world-improving research and outreach that enhances communities and business. Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the University has the system’s largest research program and is home to the state’s medical school. Bringing outreach and education programs to all Nevada counties and home to one of the largest study-abroad consortiums, the University extends across the state and around the world. For more information, visit

About Sierra Nevada Corporation 
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, is among the “World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space.” Over the last 30 years, under the leadership of President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, SNC has become one of America’s fastest-growing private companies and the Top Woman-Owned Federal Contractor in the United States. With a workforce of over 3,000 personnel, SNC now has 31 locations in 17 states and three locations in Europe. SNC has a reputation for rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions in electronics, aerospace, avionics, space, propulsion, micro-satellite, aircraft, and communications systems.

SNC has six unique business areas that are dedicated to providing leading-edge solutions to its dynamic customer base. SNC has a proven track record of success spanning more than five decades. It is focused on providing its customers with the very best in diversified technologies and continues to focus its growth on the commercial sector through internal advancements in dual-use applications and outside acquisitions including the emerging markets of telemedicine, Cyber and net-centric operations.

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Fatih & Eren Ozmen on the cover of Silver & Blue.