About Us

Ignite is a CMMI Services Level III and an ISO 9001:2015 certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in Huntsville, AL.  Ignite upholds our values of integrity, competency, collaboration, innovation, reliability, and superior results through everything we do.

Driven By Our Employees

Founded in 2001, Ignite has enjoyed steady growth and has been listed in Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 fastest growing aero-defense service firms. Ignite has a minority-owned Employee-Owned Stock Owner Plan (ESOP). Because of that, Ignite’s corporate growth is rooted in the cultivation and retention of shared success throughout our entire team.

Vision – To Inspire Global Technological Innovation

Mission – Igniting Transformational Solutions for Our Customers’ Impossible Problems

Our Leadership

Clayton Hinchman

Chief Executive Officer


Trent Poff, CPA

Chief Financial Officer


Robert Hamilton

Vice President


Clarence Morris

Contracts Manager


Leslie Hinchman

Finance Director


Tempie Yates

Human Resources Manager


Amber Montgomery

Program Manager


Miranda Staton

Human Resources Assistant


Jacob Jensen

Contracts Administrator


Built Out of the Impossible

I have been told many times in my life something is impossible.  Getting accepted into the U.S. Military Academy was impossible. Being the Honor Graduate at Ranger School was impossible.  Learning to walk again after losing my leg was impossible.  Starting my own company was impossible.  Growing a business was impossible.  The funny thing is, the person who was always telling me I couldn’t was me. 

We are our own worst enemies.  Once we realize we can accomplish anything through sheer determination, hard work, and dedication to data-driven decisions; NOTHING is IMPOSSIBLE. 

I am Clayton Hinchman, the Chairman and CEO of Ignite.  I am truly honored to work with the dedicated teammates of Ignite supporting our exceptional customers across the globe.  My teammates motivate me every day to push myself and never look back at what we have accomplished, but only the road we must pave ahead.

Ignite Fueling Innovation, Inc. (Ignite) is a Department of Veteran’s Affairs Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Certified Partially-Employee Owned business located in Huntsville, Alabama. Founded in 2001, Ignite supports our customers through repeatable quality processes and procedures which are CMMI L3 Services and ISO 9001:2015-certified.

Igniters crave new problems to solve and have a passion for customer satisfaction. 

Thank you for taking the time to learn about us and how our team can…

Ignite Impossible

Clayton Hinchman