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Celeste Ford Becomes Board Chair at Stellar Solutions


Global aerospace company promotes Michael Lencioni as new CEO and Craig Fairlee as CFO

PALO ALTO, Calif. (PRWEB) July 31, 2018

Silicon Valley aerospace company Stellar Solutions announced that Chief Executive Officer Celeste Volz Ford will become Chair of its Board of Directors. Ford founded the systems engineering solutions provider in 1995 with the vision to satisfy critical customer needs while realizing employee dream jobs. In addition, Chief Financial Officer Kevin Ford will move to the position of full-time Board Member. Succeeding Celeste and Kevin Ford as CEO and CFO are President and Chief Operating Officer, Michael Lencioni, and Vice President for Business Operations, Robert "Craig" Fairlee.

Stellar Solutions is a small business that delivers high-impact engineering expertise to government and industry customers across a range of professional and technical disciplines. Named one of the best small and medium workplaces in the U.S. by Fortune Magazine and Great Place to Work® since 2014, Stellar Solutions recently received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest honor in performance excellence and sustainability. Celeste Ford noted, "It seems a natural time to transition--with Stellar's tremendous recent achievements, our track record of significant results over 25 years, and the depth of our amazing leadership team."

Mr. Lencioni has served in many positions at Stellar Solutions since its founding. He will assume full leadership of the global corporate portfolio in addition to his current management, direction, and oversight of all systems engineering and systems integration contract activities. Mr. Fairlee will add significant finance and process management responsibility to his current leadership of all administrative functions for this fast-growing organization.

"Our proven leadership approaches will continue to guide us as we strive to help customers achieve extraordinary outcomes and mission success," Celeste Ford continued. "Kevin and I have complete confidence in Mike and Craig's ability to take Stellar and its partners to the next level. We look forward to continuing to ‘reach for the stars' with this incredible team."

Stellar Solutions: Delivering High-impact Performance on Earth and in Space

Serving the intelligence, defense, civil, and commercial sectors, Stellar Solutions provides rapid-response capabilities related to global surveillance and cyber-security, space exploration, risk management, and technology optimization. These solutions to clients' critical needs involve satellites in space, sensors on Earth, and intricate technology connections across multiple frontiers. This agile business has forged a competitive advantage by crossing boundaries among vital programs and applying the expertise of its entire seasoned workforce to technical challenges. We offer global reach through international sister companies and programs in the UK and continental Europe, and social responsibility with our foundation and Quakefinder humanitarian research and development effort.

Corporate Leadership:
Michael Lencioni, CEO
Craig Fairlee, CFO
Celeste Volz Ford, Board Chair
Kevin Ford, Board Member

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