New Mexico’s Flying 40 Awards Recognize Metis For Fifth Straight Year

For the fifth consecutive year, New Mexico’s Flying 40 Awards recognized Metis Technology Solutions as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in New Mexico. The Flying 40 Awards celebrate technology entrepreneurs in the state and their contributions to the state’s economy. This year, Metis excelled in the Flying 40 Awards category honoring companies with more than $10 million in annual revenue, experiencing 100% revenue growth between 2016 and 2020, and placing eighth overall. Not only was it the fifth straight year Metis has won recognition, but it was also the fifth straight year Metis finished in the top ten of its category.

Recent expansion of the company’s modeling and simulation contracts, as well as diversification into the aerospace testing arena, contributed to Metis growth. Namely, Metis integrated a team of engineering and technical specialists in support of the NASA ground-based aerospace test facilities at NASA Ames Research Center. This support includes the Unitary wind tunnel complex in support of the production of virtually every commercial aircraft in the US, as well as the Arc Jet facilities for test data of many NASA spacecraft programs. Additionally, Metis is contributing to vertiport infrastructure simulation, enabling municipalities to evaluate and optimize future air taxi routes. The company is also developing tools to model nationwide aerospace supply chains, which will help identify gaps and opportunities to fuel the growth of this industry.

“We are proud to accept our fifth consecutive Flying 40 award for the outstanding accomplishments Metis has had over the past year,” said James Theiss, Vice President of Space Programs of Metis. “We are honored to be recognized by the Flying 40 committee as number eight in the state of companies in the over $10 million category. Our Albuquerque headquarters staff continue to achieve so much to take the company to over 140 employees and continue to grow in the NASA and DoD missions.”

The awards ceremony, which took place in person for the first time since 2019, was held at the ABQ Biopark Botanical Garden. The ceremony’s organizers provided Japanese-themed fare and entertainment for attendees.

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