History

Since our founding over 30 years ago Aerotek has grown to become one of the top global recruitment agencies. Check out our company timeline, starting with our humble Baltimore roots in 1983 when entrepreneurs Steve Bisciotti and Jim Davis started Aerotek to serve the aerospace and defense industries, giving us our distinctive name right from the start.

1983

Founded in Baltimore, Maryland, 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 recognised 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 & 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 specialise in the placement of mechanics, technicians and specialised 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 No. 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 capitalise on the Aerotek brand recognition.

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)

2010

Aerotek is ranked the No. 1 clinical/scientific staffing company in the U.S. (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.

2012

Aerotek promotes Chief Operating Officer Todd Mohr to President.

Aerotek is named to Inavero’s Best of Staffing Talent List, recognising talent satisfaction in the staffing industry.

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, recognising 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 was ranked No.1 in the industrial segment. Aerotek was also named the seventh largest staffing firm in finance/accounting. (Staffing Industry Analysts)

2014

Aerotek is recognised as a Military Friendly Employer for 2014 for the third consecutive year. (Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs and Military Spouse)

2016

Aerotek expands into the Asia Pacific region, with offices in Australia, China, Hong Kong, and Japan.