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Jason Premo

Jason’s diverse career has encompassed a wide variety of roles ranging from design engineering to CEO to serial entrepreneur, within industries including aerospace, automotive, consumer packaged goods, defense, energy, engineering, industrial automation and software; within corporate environments consisting of new startups to mid-market firms to Fortune 500 global organizations and international work experience in 14 countries.


In 2007, Premo acquired a small commodity oriented precision machine shop in Greenville, South Carolina and transformed into an advanced manufacturer of flight critical aerospace and defense components with multi-year contracts for customers such as Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Sikorsky Helicopters, NASA, GE Aviation, ATK-Orbital, and more. The company was noted for performance excellence by CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review and more.  Jason successfully sold the company in 2014 to a private equity group and completed his exit in 2015 and then joining Kencoa Aerospace as President in 2017.


Jason received a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and is a certified Lean Manufacturing-Kaizen Facilitator, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and ISO 9000 / AS 9100 Auditor. He has also served as a senior examiner for the prestigious Presidential Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA). Jason is also an Aspen Fellow and Liberty Fellow with the Aspen Global Leadership Institute (AGLN).