Space Florida Hires Steve Szabo As Development Manager

By  //  December 21, 2013

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MANAGER OF 50+ INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

ABOVE VIDEO: Space Florida was created to strengthen Florida’s position as the global leader in aerospace research, investment, exploration and commerce. As Florida’s spaceport authority and aerospace development organization, we are committed to attracting and expanding the next generation of space industry businesses. With its highly trained workforce, proven infrastructure and unparalleled record of achievement, Florida is the ideal location for aerospace businesses to thrive — and Space Florida is the perfect partner to help them succeed.

BREVARD COUNTY • KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA – Space Florida has announced the recent hiring of Steve Szabo, P.E. as spaceport development program manager.

Space Florida has announced the recent hiring of Steve Szabo, P.E. as spaceport development program manager. (Spaceport Florida image)

Space Florida has announced the recent hiring of Steve Szabo, P.E. as spaceport development program manager. (Spaceport Florida image)

In his position, Szabo will be responsible for directing spaceport development and planning activities to implement the Florida Spaceport System Plan and the Cape Canaveral Spaceport Complex Master Plan.

These plans provide the framework to guide public and private investment into Florida’s spaceport infrastructure.

Szabo has 16 years of infrastructure development experience statewide and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He most recently served as a vice president for Jones Edmunds and Associates in Titusville, where he provided consulting engineering services since 2001.

MANAGER OF 50+ INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS

In previous positions, Szabo served in project manager and engineering roles for 50+ infrastructure projects at the Cape Canaveral Spaceport, Kennedy Space Center and Patrick Air Force Base. He has also managed contracts for projects with municipalities on the Space Coast and with State of Florida environmental and water resource agencies.

“As we further develop Florida’s commercial, civil and military spaceport capabilities, it is critical that we have a seasoned team of leaders on board with a clear understanding of our vision and the needs of our current and future space and aerospace industry customers,” said Space Florida President Frank DiBello.

Frank DiBello

Frank DiBello

“As we further develop Florida’s commercial, civil and military spaceport capabilities, it is critical that we have a seasoned team of leaders on board with a clear understanding of our vision and the needs of our current and future space and aerospace industry customers,” said Space Florida President Frank DiBello.

“Steve is well known within the industry for his expertise in these areas and will be a significant asset to the team as we work to face the growing aerospace market.”

Szabo holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from Auburn University and is a member of the Society of Military Engineers (SAME) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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