March 01, 2020
The Breidenbachs moved to the South Carolina Lowcountry in 1993 when Fred left a 25-year career with General Electric to become president and chief operating officer of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. Fred received an engineering degree from Penn State University and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati.
Fred states many times that Gulfstream's competitive advantage is the "can-do" attitude of the employees. Both Fred and Susan strongly feel that a solid education is critical for the success of young people. They are delighted to sponsor up to five college scholarships every year for the sons and daughters of Gulfstream employees ... for it was those employees who willingly did what was asked during the extremely difficult "turanaround" years of 1993 and 1994, when the company's survival was at stage. The Susan and Fred Breidenbach Program was established to recognize and honor academic excellence among high school students who show a high level of commitment toward completing their post-secondary education.