About Stellar Solutions
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.
Celeste Ford, Board Chair & Founder/CEO
Celeste Ford is Board Chair of Stellar Solutions, Inc., a global provider of systems engineering expertise and a Fortune Magazine “Great Place to Work”. Ford founded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award-winning aerospace company with the vision to satisfy customers’ critical needs while realizing employees’ dream jobs, through high-impact performance for projects on earth and in space. Ford’s significant experience as CEO included guiding the Stellar Solutions “constellation” to cross boundaries between aerospace sectors and geographies, to offer global reach through its international sister companies, and to improves lives through its corporate foundation and through QuakeFinder, its humanitarian R&D effort. Inducted to the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame in 2011, Ford is a valued board member of multiple organizations in the private and public sectors, and an advocate of community and charitable outreach. She was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and she contributes well-respected thought leadership to panels and commissions focusing on entrepreneurship and women in business. A mother of three adult children with her husband Kevin, Celeste Ford received her BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and MS in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University.
Michael S. Lencioni, Chief Executive Officer
Mike Lencioni is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Stellar Solutions Inc., a leading provider of expert systems engineering, integration and program management. Serving intelligence, defense, civil, and commercial customers, Stellar Solutions delivers aerospace and systems engineering capabilities involving satellites in space, sensors on Earth, and intricate technology connections across multiple frontiers. Mr. Lencioni has served in many positions at Stellar Solutions since its founding. He recently assumed responsibility for the entire global corporate portfolio which also includes Stellar Solutions Aerospace France and UK-based Stellar Solutions Aerospace Ltd., in addition to his current management, direction, and oversight of all systems engineering and systems integration contract activities. Under Lencioni’s leadership, this agile business is fulfilling its mission to provide “stellar solutions” that impact the world. An experienced Systems Engineer, Lencioni has also served in a variety of technical leadership positions with Lockheed Martin, ARINC, and the U.S. Air Force.