Stephen Astemborski

Stephen joined SC Competes in 2020 after working as a Manufacturing Projects & Initiatives Specialist for GE Aviation’s Operational Excellence Team (Delivery Tiger Team). Stephen was one of the original members of the Delivery Tiger Team, working with aviation suppliers to improve delivery of parts to GE Aviation shops. In addition to that role, Stephen spent time working as a Product Quality Engineer and Operations Leader for GE Aviation and GE Power in both Greenville, South Carolina and Schenectady, New York.

Prior to starting a civilian career, Stephen was an officer in the United States Army. After completing Armor officer training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, he was assigned to the 7th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment in Fort Carson, Colorado. He was deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Kuwait as part of the Area Support Group-SECFOR South mission. Stephen has been awarded the Order of St. George-Black Medallion, Order of the Spur, Combat Action Badge, and Bronze Star Medal. He left active duty in 2014 with the rank of Captain.

Stephen graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering w/ honors. He currently serves as President of the West Point Society of Upstate South Carolina and was Co-chair of the Class of 2009’s 10-year Reunion Gift Campaign. Stephen is a member of the Greenville Transit Authority Board and is a parishioner of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Stephen lives in Greenville with his wife Caroline.

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