KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla., December 20, 2013 (Space Florida PR) – Space Florida is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Mr. Steve Szabo, P.E. as spaceport development program manager.
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 holds 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.
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. “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.”
Steve 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).