EREN OZMEN
Executive Officer, TRJet
Owner & President, Sierra Nevada Corporation

Entrepreneurial and humanitarian – Eren Ozmen embodies an inspiring American Dream story, bringing her passion and determination first to the United States, then to build one of “The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies,” including to space with SNC’s Dream Chaser® program.  With gratitude, Eren is focused on paying forward her success to benefit America’s next generation of entrepreneurs with similarly big dreams and aspirations.

Eren joined Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) in 1988, shortly after receiving her MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno. With the same boundless energy and dreams they brought to the U.S. from Turkey as college students, Eren and her husband Fatih Ozmen acquired SNC in 1994.  As sole owners, they launched plans to expand the company.

The Ozmens’ strategic leadership—including targeted acquisitions, disciplined financial and technical management, and an unwavering focus on integrity—resulted in SNC’s growth from a small firm of 20 employees into one of the top woman-owned federal contractors in the United States. Today SNC is a team of nearly 3,000 people in 34 locations in 19 U.S. states, England, Germany, and Turkey.

Eren & Fatih are leveraging their success to better connect the world by establishing TRJet to expand Turkey’s presence as a key player in the global commercial aviation industry. TRJet is how they pay it forward to offer new opportunities for Turkish youth.
 


FATIH OZMEN
Executive Officer, TRJet
Owner & CEO, Sierra Nevada Corporation

As CEO of SNC, Fatih Ozmen uses his insight and experience to anticipate the emerging technological needs of the global marketplace, developing tomorrow's technologies today. Driven to innovate for impact—to improve the welfare of humanity and security of the nation—he leads SNC’s exploration of novel and cutting-edge technologies.

Fatih joined SNC in 1981 with a broad engineering background and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno. He designed and developed high-tech systems and managed several key integration programs during his early years at SNC. With a strong vision for the future, Fatih and his wife Eren Ozmen acquired SNC in 1994 and as sole owners launched plans to expand the company.

Their strategic leadership—including targeted acquisitions, disciplined financial and technical management, and an unwavering focus on integrity—resulted in SNC’s growth from a small firm of 20 employees into one of the top federal contractors in the United States. Today SNC is a team of nearly 3,000 people in 34 locations in 19 U.S. states, England, Germany, and Turkey.

Known as a creative thinker and problem solver, Fatih is applying his never-ending enthusiasm, broad knowledge, and technical expertise to help make Turkey’s longstanding dream to manufacture its own passenger aircraft a reality—all while introducing Turkey to the global aviation market, supporting the growth of Turkey’s existing civil aviation industry, and significantly impacting the Turkish economy and creating new jobs.

   



Major Awards & Recognition

The Ozmens’ accomplishments on the national stage resulted in numerous awards and recognition for SNC over the years.

“World’s Top 10 Most Innovative
Companies in Space”
 
“America’s Fastest-Growing
Private Companies”
 
United States Air Force
“Tier 1 Superior Supplier”
 
“Aerospace Company
of the Year”
 
Top Women-Owned U.S.
Government Contractor
 
“Fastest-Growing Woman-Owned
Company in North America”
 
Living Legends of Aviation:
“Entrepreneurs of the Year”
& Inducted as “Living Legends”
Fatih Ozmen, Ellis Island
Medal of Honor Recipient
 
Top 10 “Most Influential
Turkish Americans”
 
Forbes Top 20 “America’s
Self-Made Women”
 
Government Computer
News (GCN) Award:
“Top Woman-Owned Firm”
Awarded “Best Places to Work”
by SNC Employees in Nevada,
Colorado & Florida