Stellant Systems, Inc. (Stellant) a premier manufacturer of critical spectrum and RF amplification products continues to strengthen its executive leadership team with the selection of Michelle Rhoades as Vice President & General Manager of the Folsom, CA facility.
Michelle is responsible for driving operational performance, process improvements, research & development and growth strategy at the Folsom, CA site and reports to Stellant’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), Steve Shpock.
Michelle brings over 25 years of program management, operations and production control leadership in the aerospace and defense Industry, 17 of which have been with Stellant and its predecessors. Michelle was with DBS Microwave, a startup company which merged with Stellant’s Folsom facility (formerly known as Narda Microwave-West), where she was promoted to Director of Program Management.
In 2016, Michelle transferred to the Stellant’s Torrance, CA facility where she spent two years in Program Management before being promoted to Director of Operations for the Military Traveling-Wave Tube production line. Since 2021, she has been the Program Office Manager at Teledyne Microwave Solutions in Rancho Cordova, CA.
Michelle has an A.A. in Electronic Technology from Westland College in Citrus Heights, CA.
Steve Shpock, COO of Stellant Systems, said,
“Folsom continues to be an important part of Stellant’s growth strategy, and her prior years of experience within Stellant and industry knowledge makes her the right choice to help achieve our company’s growth plans. We’re excited to have Michelle back with Stellant.”
Additionally, Michelle commented,
“My vision for Stellant Folsom is to increase our current market share on our heritage product lines and use our core competencies as the foundation for future active and passive pursuits for space and military applications”.
About Stellant Systems, Inc.
Stellant Systems is a premier manufacturer of critical spectrum and RF power amplification products to the space, defense, medical, science and industrial markets for both domestic and international customers. Stellant has 5 domestic manufacturing facilities and approximately 1,100 employees.