Sierra Nevada Corporation Congratulates Johann-Dietrich Wörner, New Director General of the European Space Agency

SPARKS, Nev., July 01, 2015 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) congratulates Johann-Dietrich Wörner, former chairman of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), on his new position as the director general (DG) of the European Space Agency (ESA). Mr. Wörner succeeds Jean-Jacques Dordain.

“SNC is looking forward to continuing our longstanding relationship with ESA under Mr. Wörner’s leadership,” said Mark N. Sirangelo, corporate vice president of SNC’s Space Systems. “Mr. Wörner is a space visionary working to ensure future generations are able to build upon the past and current successes of ESA and its membership while embracing an exciting, dynamic, and transformative future filled with significant opportunities and extraordinary results. The international space community will greatly benefit from his leadership.”

About Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems 
Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems business area based in Louisville, Colorado, designs and manufactures advanced spacecraft, space vehicles, rocket motors and spacecraft subsystems and components for the U.S. Government, commercial customers, as well as for the international market.  SNC’s Space Systems has more than 25 years of space heritage and has participated in over 400 successful space missions through the delivery of over 4,000 systems, subsystems and components.  During its history, SNC’s Space Systems has concluded over 70 programs for NASA and over 50 other clients. For more information about SNC’s Space Systems visit and follow us at and Twitter @SNCspacesystems. 

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 in 33 locations in 18 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, communications systems and solar energy.

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.

For more information on SNC visit and follow us at Facebook/Sierra Nevada Corporation. Sierra Nevada Corporation and SNC are trademarks of Sierra Nevada Corporation.

Ayse Caglar

Vice President