SPARKS, Nev., February 28, 2023 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, welcomes Jon Piatt as its new executive vice president of ISR, Aviation and Security Business (IAS). Piatt will lead IAS, SNC’s largest Business Area, overseeing Project and Portfolio Management for Department of Defense (DoD) activities associated with specialized ISR, Aviation and Security aircraft modifications.
“I have always known and admired SNC for their breakthrough performance, drive and agility,” said Piatt. “I am extremely proud to join such a prestigious company with a proven history, especially during this significant time for our nation and our allies. The work we do to protect the warfighter and safeguard freedom is an important responsibility. I am honored to join SNC and the respected leadership team to advance and support our country’s national security initiatives with innovative and cutting-edge technologies.”
Piatt joins SNC with more than 20 years of cumulative business leadership and strategic growth experience spanning a 34-year professional career. Mr. Piatt bolsters an impressive track record of driving growth and innovation, while building longstanding relationships with customers across multi-service domains which are so vital to SNC’s mission.
“I’m happy to welcome Jon Piatt to SNC, especially as we commemorate SNC’s 60-year heritage of protecting the brave men and women who safeguard our freedom," said Fatih Ozmen, SNC's Chief Executive Officer. “As SNC continues to grow, Jon is an excellent addition to the leadership team as we steer SNC into our exciting future.”
Piatt joins SNC after most recently serving as CEO and Board Member for Athule Aero Technologies, a propeller technology startup that transitioned from R&D into a formal company in early 2022. Prior to Athule, he served in various leadership roles at L3Harris, most recently as President of the Reconnaissance Mission Systems (RMS) business where he was accountable for all P&L activities, strategic development, organizational leadership and performance. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for Eviation Aircraft Company.
"SNC thrives on challenging the status quo by seeking advanced solutions to solve our nation's most complex defense problems and ensuring our solutions empower our customers through an open systems multi-domain approach,” said Jon Burgoyne, SNC’s Chief Operating Officer. “Jon’s direction will continue to propel SNC forward in this important mission."
Piatt holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and continued his leadership development through Wharton School of Business Executive Leadership programs.
SNC is a trusted leader in innovative, advanced technology solutions and open architecture integrations in aerospace and national security. For 60 years, SNC has worked to stay one step ahead; working on solutions today to solve the problems of tomorrow. SNC provides the leading-edge tools our nation’s heroes need to safeguard freedom and bring them home safely including customized solutions in the fields of aviation, electronic support measures, JADC2, mission systems and inline cybersecurity. SNC is owned by Chairwoman Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen.