Company Is Also on Three Consecutive Inc. 5000 Lists
HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 22, 2020 – Hill Technical Solutions, Inc. (HTSI) received a Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Best Places to Work® award for the second time in its 10-year history last week. The 100-person system engineering company has also made Inc. 5000’s list of the fastest growing privately owned companies in America for the past three years in a row.
Founded in 2010 by Stacey Hill, HTSI provides support to major government programs for the Department of Defense (DoD), Missile Defense Agency (MDA), and United States Air Force in areas that include system engineering, ground test data management, and modeling/simulation.
Huntsville area companies are selected for Best Places to Work based on employee surveys. Quantum Workplace tabulates the results, which are kept confidential prior to the event.
HTSI received the 2020 Silver Award in the Medium category for 51-100 employees. When the company was honored in 2018, it was in the Small category. HTSI was also a contender in 2019.
“It is an honor to be recognized as a ‘Best Place to Work,’” said Brad Hill, HTSI president. “We believe in providing a healthy work-life balance and giving employees ownership of their projects. We want them to enjoy the work they do and to make an impact on our customers’ missions.” The company offers a flexible work schedule, excellent benefits, and a family-focused culture.
Hill said employees who enjoy their jobs perform excellent work for their customers, which leads to company growth, thus the multiple Inc. 5000 recognitions.
The Inc. 5000 list was started in 1982 to provide a look at independent small businesses. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.
In 2011, the MDA awarded HTSI the company’s first contract supporting the verification of the Ground Based Missile Defense System. This system protects the United States from ballistic missile threats from other countries by hitting incoming missiles outside the Earth’s atmosphere.
HTSI expanded its portfolio of customers in 2014 by winning a contract from the U.S. Army to provide support for fielding upgraded or new ballistic missile defense capabilities. In 2018, work for the U.S. Navy and Space and Missile Defense Command came in, expanding the company’s support to include hypersonics and debris modeling and fragmentation research and development.
Today, HTSI has engineers and analysts working in almost every department of the MDA, providing system engineering support that spans the entire systems development lifecycle. A recent (2019) win of HTSI’s first major prime contract has significantly increased HTSI’s support to the Army, providing digital analysis and hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) testing of hypersonic weapons and defense systems against hypersonic and other advanced threats. HTSI’s other customers include Defense Intelligence Agency and DoD Supercomputing Resource Centers.
“We have subject matter experts at HTSI who provide the leadership and capability to achieve the highest level of customer success,” said Hill. “Each subject matter expert works closely with the customer to understand and address the customer’s needs, both specific and long term.”
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