April 29, 2014 – TurkOfAmerica magazine has recognized Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Chief Executive Officer, Fatih Ozmen, and President, Eren Ozmen in the top 10 Most Influential Turkish-Americans for the couple's significant contributions to the electronics, aviation and space industries, including for their development of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft. The 50 influential individuals who made the list include Dr. Oz, TV host and renowned cardiologist, Mr. Kent, CEO of Coca Cola and Mr. Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani.
"Fatih and I are so very honored and humbled to be named amongst so many other distinguished and respected individuals to be recognized byTurkOfAmerica," said Eren Ozmen. "We are proud of our Turkish heritage and hope that sharing our entrepreneurial story will inspire future generations to continue to think big and reach for their dreams."
Earlier this year, SNC was ranked among the "World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Space" by Fast Company magazine and named Nevada's 2014 "Aerospace Company of the Year." SNC was ranked in the Top 10 among the Nation's Fastest Growing Private Companies by Inc. Magazine for "Revenue Growth for $Billion Companies" in 2011. The "Living Legends of Aviation" also named the Ozmens "Aviation Entrepreneurs of the Year" in 2012 and inducted them as permanent "Living Legends of Aviation" in 2013.
Among the Ozmen team's most revolutionary advancements is SNC's Dream Chaser spacecraft, the company's answer to the retirement of NASA's space shuttle. The primary mission of the Dream Chaser is providing the United States with human spaceflight by transporting up to seven crew members and cargo to the International Space Station. The first orbital flight of the Dream Chaser Space System is on schedule for November 2016.
TurkOfAmerica was founded by two young Turkish entrepreneurs in August 2002. The magazine is the first Turkish-American nationwide business magazine and its mission is to report news about the Turkish-American community in the U.S. The magazine's focus primarily includes the lives of Turkish people in the U.S. and their social, cultural and economic activities. For more information visit www.turkofamerica.com.
About Sierra Nevada Corporation
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, 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 systems 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 at Facebook.com/SierraNevadaCorporation.