PacStar CEO Peggy Miller Wins Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year

PacStar CEO Peggy Miller Wins Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year
PacStar CEO Peggy Miller Wins Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year
Press release
November 19, 2019

PacStar CEO Peggy Miller Wins Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year

Executives Around the World Recognized at Women in Business Awards Gala in NYC


PORTLAND, OR – November 19, 2019 – PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced that Peggy Miller, Chief Executive Officer, has won the Gold Stevie Award in the Executive of the Year – Business Products category in the 16th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run – worldwide.  The Stevie Awards have been hailed as one of the world’s premier business awards. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners on Friday night during an awards event attended by more than 550 people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.  The event was broadcast via Livestream.

As CEO of PacStar, Miller has led the company to great success and secured PacStar’s position as the leading provider of advanced tactical communications. Under her leadership, the PacStar team has won eight major U.S. Department of Defense program of record deals, building in multi-millions of dollars in sustainable revenue for years to come. PacStar’s revenues in 2018 exceeded $100 million, an increase in more than 50% from the previous year and the company’s growth continues to be strong based on sales of the company’s proprietary hardware and software.

“It is fantastic to see Peggy Miller receive this award as recognition of her leadership and ability to inspire the PacStar team to new heights of product innovation, customer service excellence, and success,” said PacStar Chairman George Stroemple. “We’re looking forward to more great things as she and the outstanding team that she has built continue to deliver excellence in the years ahead.”

Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 150 business professionals around the world, working on eight juries.

Maggie Gallagher, president of the Stevie Awards, said, “In its 16th year, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business received an outstanding body of nominations from women in organizations of all types, in 25 nations. We are gratified by how meaningful it is to women to win a Stevie Award, and how impactful it can be on the futures of their careers and their organizations.  We congratulate all of this year’s Grand, Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners for their achievements.”

More than 1,500 entries were submitted this year for consideration in more than 90 categories, including Executive of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Company of the Year, Startup of the Year, Women Helping Women, and Women Run Workplace of the Year.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at

About PacStar

Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (PacStar) is a leading provider of advanced communications solutions for a wide range of military, intelligence and commercial applications.  PacStar created and manufactures its COTS-based rugged, small form factor expeditionary and mobile communications systems.  Separately, it developed integrated, network communications management software, IQ-Core® Software, for the military, federal, state/local government and emergency responder markets. The company’s patented IQ-Core® Software, hardware technology and integrated solutions provide secure, command, control and communications systems, particularly in remote or infrastructure starved areas. In addition, PacStar’s communications systems are ideally suited for commercial/industrial organizations with mission-critical field communications requirements.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Middle East Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

PacStar Communications Solutions

PacStar is a leading developer and supplier of advanced, interoperable tactical and enterprise communications systems for organizations with complex communications requirements.

Curtiss-Wright Expands Position in Tactical & Enterprise Network Comms Markets with Acquisition of PacStar

The addition of PacStar’s product portfolio will greatly expand the breadth of the Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions division’s mission-critical mobile and secure COTS-based processing, data management, and communications technologies, and will enable it to better serve its customers in the U.S. and worldwide.