SPARKS, Nev., August 05, 2020 – Fatih Ozmen, CEO and owner of Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company, was reappointed for a second term on the National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group. The Users’ Advisory Group brings together leaders from the space industry and beyond to help shape the future of space policy and continue American leadership in space.
Nominated by Vice President Mike Pence, members of the Users’ Advisory Group are appointed by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine for two-year terms. The Users’ Advisory Group serves to fulfill President Trump’s directive to “foster close coordination, cooperation, and technology and information exchange” across the nation’s space enterprise to ensure that the United States remains the world’s foremost spacefaring country.
“I am honored to accept the Vice President’s nomination and serve a second term on the Users’ Advisory Group,” Ozmen said. “It is imperative to include diverse perspectives and is a true privilege to offer my insights and experience as an entrepreneur to help continue American leadership in space and discover the infinite possibilities space holds.”
Ozmen joins representatives from leading space organizations including SpaceX, Blue Origin, The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. The 28-member group includes both industry and non-industry, government and non-government perspectives and consists of former astronauts, academics, politicians, as well as leaders from both public and private companies.
SNC is best known publicly for its Dream Chaser® spacecraft, America’s Spaceplane®, which was selected by NASA to service the International Space Station. SNC technology is supporting NASA’s Artemis program that will again land U.S. astronauts on the moon, including the first female astronaut, by 2024.
Under the leadership of CEO Fatih Ozmen and SNC President Eren Ozmen, SNC is the only aerospace and defense company selected as a 2020 US Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private. For lifetime contributions to national security, the Ozmens were recently honored with the BENS Eisenhower Award.
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About Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)
Owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, SNC is a trusted leader in solving the world’s toughest challenges through best-of-breed, open architecture engineering in Space Systems, Commercial Solutions, and National Security and Defense. SNC is recognized among The Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space, as a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force and is the only aerospace and defense firm selected as a 2020 US Best Managed Company. For nearly 60 years, SNC has delivered state-of-the-art civil, military and commercial solutions including more than 4,000 space systems, subsystems and components to customers worldwide, and participation in more than 450 missions to space, including to Mars.