About Stellar

Stellar Solutions is a woman-owned small business founded by Celeste Ford in 1995 with a simple vision: satisfy our customers' critical needs while realizing our dream jobs. Nearly 20 years later, the company's guiding principles and strategic value differentiators remain the same:

 

Why choose Stellar Solutions?

Our customers have highlighted the following Stellar Strategic Value Differentiators as their reasons for choosing our services to satisfy their critical system engineering and integration needs:

 
Alignment
We align our customers' critical needs with our employees' dream jobs. Whatever it takes. We want our employees to be happy and enjoy the work that they do. Happy employees are more productive and motivated to build relationships with their customers and achieve mission success.

Alignment

Crossing the Boundaries

Crossing the Boundaries
We promote knowledge sharing among our employees to cross the boundaries between diverse projects and industry sectors so they can facilitate creative solutions for our customers.

Buy 2, Get 200

Buy 2, Get 200
Stellar is all about collaboration. Our employees seek out ideas from the entire Stellar team, so when you hire one or two engineers, you benefit from the knowledge base of the entire company.

Stellar Advisors

Stellar Advisors
Our team of part-time Stellar Advisors provides customers with a broad spectrum of experience that can be leveraged for key niche expertise in critical short-term applications

Congressional Interface

Congressional Interface
We have your back. Stellar Solutions regularly advocates for our government and industry partners’ interests with our Congressional leaders.

Summer Internship Program

Summer Internship Program
We fund a summer internship program, allowing interns to work on real projects at customer sites under the guidance of our employees at no cost to our customers. This unique approach helps develop young engineers while also providing our customers with potential future employees.

International Presence

International Presence
Stellar Solutions Aerospace Limited, our UK-based sister company, is an established international organization that translates our global reach into cost savings and strategic advantages to our clients, in full compliance with government export restrictions

Stellar Solutions Foundation

Stellar Solutions Foundation
An important part of the Stellar culture, the Stellar Solutions Foundation provides all employees with the means to support a charitable cause of their choosing and promotes community involvement and outreach efforts.

Humanitarian Research & Development

Humanitarian Research & Development
QuakeFinder, a Stellar Humanitarian Research & Development project, conducts pioneering research in the area of earthquake forecasting.

 

At Stellar Solutions, employee satisfaction is a priority. Named one of the best small workplaces in the United States by Great Place to Work® in 2014, our vision is to satisfy customers' critical needs while realizing our dream jobs. Here is what employees say they appreciate about working at Stellar:

Celeste Ford, CEO & Founder

Celeste Ford is the Founder and CEO of Stellar Solutions. Stellar Solutions is a global provider of systems engineering expertise and a recognized leader in government and commercial aerospace programs, focused on high-impact projects and satisfying customer critical needs in alignment with employees' dream jobs. Celeste is a proven leader of the Stellar constellation of companies, which includes Stellar Solutions, Inc. (engineering services), Stellar Solutions Aerospace Limited (UK-based affiliate), QuakeFinder (Humanitarian R&D division of Stellar Solutions) and the Stellar Solutions Foundation. She is a valued member of the board of multiple organizations in the private and public sectors. She is also a recognized and respected personality in her field, having served on congressional commissions as well as on panels focusing on entrepreneurship and women in business, and is an active advocate of community and charity outreach. Celeste received her BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and MS in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University.

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Celeste Ford
Michael S. Lencioni

Michael S. Lencioni, President & COO

Mike Lencioni is the President and Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Stellar Solutions, a leading provider of expert systems engineering, integration and program management. In this position, he is responsible for the management, direction, and oversight of all Stellar Solutions systems engineering and systems integration contract activities. Mr. Lencioni supports the corporate as well the specific contractual requirements for the technical and administrative efforts required to support Stellar Solutions in working various Space and Space-Related projects. Prior to his position as COO, Mr. Lencioni was a Senior Systems Engineer, providing direction and technical assistance in the installation and integration of a major national space program. He was responsible for evaluating its ground architecture and its viability to operate within an existing operational baseline. Mr. Lencioni also led a contracting and proposal effort for Stellar Solutions for a new space program acquisition.

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