stelia north americaabout us


STELIA North America is an aerospace and defence company specializing in the design, development, and manufacturing of composites. With a focus on the North American markets and Five Eyes countries, our mission is to innovate and partner to make the world’s most mission-critical systems stronger, lighter, and cleaner through use of advanced composites. Key customers include Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Sikorsky, Leonardo, L3Harris, Airbus Atlantic, Boeing, Bombardier, De Havilland, ARDE, MDA.

Headquartered in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, STELIA North America operates from a 150,000 sq. ft. facility dedicated to operations and administration. We also have a secondary site in Mirabel, Quebec, spanning 32,000 sq. ft.

Our team is committed to delivering cutting-edge quality and operational excellence to aerospace, defence, and space customers. We utilize composite hand lay-up as well as various advanced manufacturing technologies, including filament winding, automatic fiber placement, hot drape forming, compression molding, and out-of-autoclave manufacturing methods like resin transfer molding and liquid resin infusion.

Our certifications:

  • AS 9100 / ISO 9001
  • Nadcap (Composites, NDT, Chemical Processing)

Senior Leadership Team

We have created a culture of continuous improvement to better engage our team, serve our customers, and respect the environment.

Bernard Mills
CEO & Managing Director
Scott Saunders
Chief Technical Officer & Chief Engineer
Richard Adshead
Chief Financial Officer
Terra Penrose
Chief Human Resources Officer
Rolland Delorme
Chief Operating Officer & Company Security Officer
Tanya Bollivar
Director of Quality Assurance
Kostia Zaharov
Business Segment Director
Andrew Thompson
Business Segment Director

Our values

customer focus






our people

STELIA Aerospace North America Inc. has the vision to operate a profitable and sustainable business focused on customer satisfaction, through the timely delivery of high-quality products and services and the engagement of our employees in a stimulating technological career. The management and the employees of STELIA Aerospace North America Inc. are committed to maintain this high customer focus.

We strive to provide a safe and healthy work environment, with a competitive compensation package and on-going training

“Our customers are our future, and our Employees are our most valuable resource”

Company history

STELIA Aerospace North America Timeline


Creation of Cellpack Aerospace

Start of ADATS Tubes Development Sea-Lance



Start of Space Activities

Sales of Cellpack to Aerospatiale and creation of Composites Atlantic



First offload program from Boeing & Northrop Grumman

Offload from DH Composite Shop



Start of ATR Flag Program

Start of Diagonal Brace Boeing



Start of 787 ECS Duct

Start of Section 41 Stringers - Spirit



Start of JSF F35 Program

Start of Global 7500 Projects & Start of Fan Cowl Door MC21



Creation of STELIA Aerospace (parent company). Composites Atlantic becomes STELIA North America

STELIA Aerospace becomes Airbus Atlantic (parent company)


Work with us

All our current job opportunities can be found on the link below. Applicants must apply online so that their application is entered into the appropriate job competition and tracked accordingly. If you forward your resume to a SNA employee via an alternate method, we cannot guarantee it will be received by the HR team and entered into the appropriate job competition.

STELIA Aerospace North America is an equal opportunity employer. We offer competitive compensation and benefits package, including a pension plan. Successful candidates must be eligible to meet the requirements of the Canadian Controlled Goods Program, US International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and Canadian government security clearances.