Aerotek History – Through the Years

Since its inception in 1983, Aerotek has grown from a small company to a leading recruiting and staffing agency. The following chronicles Aerotek’s evolution – from its organic growth, acquisition and name changes.

1983
Founded in Baltimore, MD by entrepreneurs, Steve Bisciotti and Jim Davis. Aerotek gets it start by supporting engineering staffing for the aerospace and defense industries. Earnings are more than $1 million in revenue in its first year.

1989
The automotive division is started in Michigan to support the engineering staffing needs of automotive manufacturers and suppliers

1990
Aerotek forms Telecommunications Services, known today as TEKsystems. TEKsystems has been recognized as the top information technology staffing firm in the U.S. (IT Services Business Report)

1992
Aerotek forms a division to focus on staffing the environmental and energy services industries.

1993
Aerotek acquires Onsite Engineering & Management company and merges its environmental and energy services division to create Onsite Environmental and Onsite Engineering & Management.
Aerotek opens its first European office in Slough, England.

1994
The scientific division is formed to support the staffing needs for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

1995
Aerotek expands into Canada and opens its first office in Mississauga, Ontario.

1996
Onsite forms a commercial division to provide light industrial, light technical and clerical staffing services.

1997
Aerotek creates a new professional services operating company to support the administrative and professional staffing needs of companies. It is first known as Option One and is later named Mentor 4.

1998
Allegis Group becomes the official name of the parent entity of several operating companies, including Aerotek, TEKsystems and Onsite.

2000
Onsite forms an aviation division to specialize in the placement of mechanics, technicians and specialized personnel to the aviation industry

2001
Aerotek and Onsite merge to become Onsite Companies. The company exceeds $1 billion in sales.

2004
Onsite Companies changes its name to Aerotek Inc., to leverage the reputation of the Aerotek name. Aerotek is named the #1 U.S. provider of engineering staffing. (Staffing Industry Analysts)

2006
Mentor 4 becomes a division of Aerotek and is renamed Aerotek Professional Services to capitalize on the Aerotek brand recognition.

2007
Aerotek is once again named the top U.S. provider of technical and engineering staffing. Allegis Group is named the second largest staffing company in the U.S. and the sixth largest in the world. (Staffing Industry Analysts)

2008
Aerotek acquires the scientific division of Kforce to strengthen the presence of Aerotek’s scientific division within niche scientific industries nationwide. Allegis Group is named the largest staffing company in the U.S. (Staffing Industry Analysts)

2009
Allegis Group is again recognized as the largest staffing company in the U.S. (Staffing Industry Analysts)

2010
Aerotek is ranked the largest clinical/scientific staffing company in the U.S. and the 4th largest global staffing firm. (Staffing Industry Analysts)

2011
Aerotek is named to Inavero’s 2011 Best of Staffing Client List, the largest client satisfaction survey for the staffing industry.
Aerotek is named a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer for 2012. (G.I. Jobs)

2012
Aerotek promotes Chief Operating Officer Todd Mohr to President.
Aerotek is named to Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent List, recognizing talent satisfaction in the staffing industry.
Aerotek is ranked as the largest engineering staffing firm in the U.S. for the eight consecutive year and the largest clinical/scientific staffing firm in the U.S. for the third consecutive year. (Staffing Industry Analysts)
Aerotek is named a Top 100 Military Friendly Employer for 2013 for the second consecutive year. (G.I. Jobs)

2013
Aerotek is named to the National Top Workplaces list, recognizing career opportunities, compensation and training, company leadership, values, and ethics. (Work Dynamics)
Aerotek is ranked as the largest U.S. staffing firm in several categories including the largest staffing firm for the engineering and clinical/scientific industries for the second and fourth years respectively. In addition, Aerotek moved from the No. 2 to No.1 ranking in both the industrial and office/clerical segments. Aerotek was also named the seventh largest staffing firm in finance/accounting. (Staffing Industry Analysts)
Aerotek is recognized as a Military Friendly Employer for 2014 for the third consecutive year. (Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse)