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SPARC History

After spending 34 years at a major propulsion supplier, Dr. Patrick Hewitt founded SPARC Research in 2018 with the mission of advancing the start-of-the-art in missile propulsion while providing employees with an enjoyable and rewarding work-life balance. Happy Employees = Happy Customers. Throughout his career, Dr. Hewitt saw the need for an “Unbiased Broker” in missile propulsion and an opportunity for SPARC to fill this role. Dr. Hewitt also saw an opportunity to pair SME’s with decades of experience with the next generation of rocket scientists. With historical knowledge and modern tools, SPARC is addressing barriers that have plagued the industry for decades. “Experience Density x Modern Insight.” From humble beginnings in a small office in the town of Warrenton to opening our new 20,000 sq ft facility at the Vint Hill technology park in Warrenton, SPARC is all in to make itself a household name in missile propulsion.

SPARC Milestones

SPARC Quality Policy

It is the policy of SPARC Research to establish, maintain and improve internal processes and controls to provide products of the highest quality, which meet or exceed all applicable requirements and customer expectations at a competitive price and with timely delivery. SPARC Research fosters a team approach to problem solving and risk-based thinking by empowering all employees to be quality ambassadors. Top management is committed to instill AS9100 based Quality Management System into the company’s culture and daily practices as a long-term commitment to quality, continuous improvement, and customer satisfaction.

SPARC Research is located in Warrenton, VA in the heart of Fauquier County. There is easy access to the Washington DC Metro area, Dulles Airport, and the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park.

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