Palo Alto Weekly’s article on Silicon Valley startups who are “beating the odds” features both Stellar Solutions and QuakeFinder. Stellar is highlighted for its unique vision of being built to last in the current environment full of startups that are built to flip, and QuakeFinder’s pioneering earthquake research is featured as well. Read the full article here!
Last night, Celeste was honored at the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s first ever C-Suite Awards Ceremony. The C-Suite Awards honor top executives from 10 Silicon Valley companies and we are honored to be among them. Thank you all for playing an integral part in this recognition by embodying Celeste’s and Stellar’s vision of satisfying your customer’s critical needs while realizing your dream jobs. View the Silicon Valley Business Journal announcement here and Celeste’s acceptance speech on our facebook page.
Today, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce named Stellar Solutions a recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest honor for performance excellence and sustainability. Stellar Solutions is a woman-owned small business in the aerospace engineering services field with a vision of satisfying customer critical needs while realizing dream jobs. Founded in 1995 by Celeste Ford, Stellar Solutions has been providing innovative solutions and high impact for its customers (government and commercial, national and international) for over 20 years. Receiving the Baldrige Award is an incredible honor that recognizes Stellar’s sustainability through visionary leadership, organizational alignment, and systemic improvement and innovation.
“We at Stellar Solutions are honored and humbled by the National Baldrige Award recognition. It is especially important for me as the Founder to have created an exciting business that is “built to last”, and to have the efforts of our Stellar team recognized,” said CEO and Founder of Stellar, Celeste Ford. “We work hard each and every day to have high impact and to live our vision of ‘satisfying our customers’ critical needs while realizing our dream jobs’, and the Baldrige framework has been an important element in making our business successful and sustainable.”
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program is managed by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). An independent board of examiners evaluated 24 applications this year on their processes around leadership, strategy, customers, measurement & analysis, workforce, and operations, as well as their results related to each of these categories. Stellar is one among five award recipients who will be presented the award in April 2018 during the Quest for Excellence Conference (the Baldrige community’s national meeting) in Baltimore, MD. Only 110 organizations have received the award (out of over 1,600 applicants) since 1987 when the Baldrige program began.
View the NIST Press Release here and their profile of Stellar Solutions based on the judges feedback report here.
Congratulations and THANK YOU to all of our employees who make Stellar the great place to work that it is! It’s your hard work and dedication to satisfying customer critical needs while realizing your dream jobs that keep the Stellar culture alive. Read the full review by Great Place to Work here.
Stellar is partnering again with Treadstone 71 to offer a certification training program in Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft. The courses will be run boot camp style complete with in-depth demonstration and use of cyber intel techniques and case studies. There are two separate course offerings that will take place over five consecutive days:
July 10-14 at Stellar’s Chantilly Facility
July 17-21 at Stellar’s Palo Alto Facility
Students that complete the course will be certified as Cyber Intelligence Tradecraft Professionals with 40 CPEs. For more information, and to register for this unique training experience, please check out the class and registration information website.
Special discount rate available for Stellar employees – check the website for details!
Fortune Magazine & Great Place to Work have released their 2017 ‘Best Workplaces in the Bay Area’ list and we are excited to say that Stellar Solutions ranked #8! As always, thank you to our incredible employees for making this a truly ‘Stellar’ place to work!
Stellar is thrilled to be one of the first companies to participate in the University of Notre Dame’s Silicon Valley Semester program. For the inaugural semester of this program, Notre Dame has selected 10 students majoring in computer science and engineering to spend a semester in Silicon Valley where in addition to their academic course load they will get hands-on internship experience with technology and engineering companies in the area. One of these students will be working part time with QuakeFinder, Stellar’s Humanitarian R&D earthquake prediction program.
Read more about this exciting partnership with Notre Dame and the unique Silicon Valley Semester program here
The California Award for Performance Excellence (CAPE) is modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. It recognizes companies for their “outstanding commitment to sustainable excellence through innovation, continuous improvement, and visionary leadership.” Stellar is thrilled to accept the highest honor of the Gold Award!
Stellar Solutions ranked #6, this year on Fortune Magazine’s Best Medium Workplaces List. Special thanks to all of our wonderful employees and customers in supporting Stellar as we strive to solve critical needs while realizing our dream jobs! Check out the full review here.