Strong bonds with professional organizations and service organizations are very important to our employees growth, success of the company and growth of our community. At Pioneer, employees are encouraged to actively participate in professional and service organizations related to our industry, core competencies, community and customer missions.
That Others May Live Foundation
Mr. Michael S. Agin, the president of PTC, is a co-founder of the That Others May Live Foundation (TOML-F). The foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization solely dedicated to the USAF Search and Rescue Community. They provide critical support, scholarships and immediate tragedy assistance for the families of United States Air Force Rescue Heroes who are killed or severly wounded in operational or training missions. With beneficiaries ranging in age from 2-25, TOML-F relies on the generosity of individual and corporate donors. From snack bar sales to salary contributions, PTC and its employees are one of the major contributors to the Foundation. Since it’s inception in 2002, TOML-F has provided emergency assistance to numerous warfighters and awarded several scholarships to children of Fallen Heroes.
Special Operations Warrior Foundation
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides full scholarship grants and educational and family counseling to the surviving children of special operations personnel who die in operational or training missions and immediate financial assistance to severely wounded special operations personnel and their families. PTC and its employees support the SOWF through participation, sponsorship opportunities and fundraising assistance.
Nellis Support Team
The Nellis Support Team (NST) is a group of influential community leaders from throughout Nevada who support both Nellis Air Force Base and the Air Force. PTC, along with the NST, and the That Others May Live Foundation annually sponsor and conduct the Nellis Warrior Appreciation Barbecue. This event brings together the local community, business partners and families, to honor some of the country's warriors with an afternoon of great food, entertainment and camaraderie. PTC is a proud to support the NST.
Air Commando Association
The Air Commando Association (ACA) was founded in 1969 by Brigadier General Robert Cardenas and then Colonel Harry 'Heinie"Aderholt as an organization for retired and active duty Special Operations Forces personnel. PTC is an ACA corporate partner whose employees assist in organizing charity events, participate in ACA corporate functions and enjoy supporting the Warfighter.
The Fisher House program is a unique private-public partnership that supports America's military in their time of need. The program recognizes the special sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and the hardships of military service by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. PTC and its employees are proud to support the Fisher House through sponsorship and fundraising assistance.
Air Force Association
The Air Force Association (AFA) is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. PTC is an AFA corporate member who participates in AFA local events and is proud to support this great organization.
National Defense Industrial Association
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) is America’s leading Defense Industry association promoting national security. NDIA provides legal and ethical forum for the exchange of information between Industry and Government on National Security issues. Its members foster the development of the most innovative and superior equipment, training and support for our warfighters and first responders through its divisions, local chapters, affiliated associations and events. PTC is a member and encourages employees to participate.
Mastering Business Development, Inc.
Mastering Business Development Inc. (MBDi) founded in 1979, is an international management consulting services firm who partners with their clients to address their business development and revenue generation growth challenges. Their business development expertise and technical industry qualifications make them unique in the marketplace. PTC’s highly trained staff benefits from MBDi courses, with many employees who have been through their advanced training. MBDi is a strategic partner who continues to aid PTC in our business development philosophy.
Project Management Institute
The Project Management Institute is the world’s largest not-for-profit membership association for the project management profession. Their professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve their organizations’ success and further mature the profession. PTC encourages involvement in this organization and employees a multitude of project and program management professionals.
Military Operations Research Symposium
The Military Operations Research Society (MORS) is a society for professionals active within defense applications of operations research in the United States. Membership include analysts, researchers, consultants and officers in the United States Department of Defense, organizations within the military of the United States, various think tanks, academic institutions and consultancy firms. PTC encourages its team members to become involved in this organization and is a symposium attendee.
International Council on Systems Engineering
The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is a not-for-profit membership organization founded in 1990. Their mission aligns with PTC's “Best in class” philosophy; to share, promote and advance the best of systems engineering from across the globe for the benefit of humanity and the planet. PTC encourages involvement in this organization.
International Technology and Engineering Educators Association
The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators. Their mission aligns with PTC’s “Best in class” philosophy; to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and engineering and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities. PTC encourages its team members to become involved in this organization.
Society of Flight Test Engineers
The Society of Flight Test Engineers is a fraternity of engineers, whose principal professional interest is the flight testing of aerospace vehicles. The objective of the Society is the advancement of flight test engineering throughout the aerospace industry by providing technical and fraternal communication among individuals, both domestic and international, in the allied engineering fields of test operations, analysis, instrumentation and data systems. PTC encourages its team members involved in test and evaluation to participate in this organization.