RADM Steven Day
Advisory Board Chairman
Steven E. Day is a retired United States Coast Guard Rear Admiral who currently serves as the Chairman of the Renaissance Reliability LLC Advisory Council. As the Chair, he leverages his over 40 years of service to the country and decades of experience in papermaking and education to offer wisdom and guidance to the Renaissance team.
Rear Admiral Day was born in Albion, New York, and lived in Holley and Bath, NY. In 1966 Day moved to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and graduated from Norway-Vulcan High School, Norway, Michigan, in 1967. Day holds an associate degree from Gogebic Community College, a bachelor's degree from Northern Michigan University, and a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.
Day enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1967. After recruit training, he attended Damage Controlman School at Governors Island, New York. As a damage controlman, Day learned Asset Management and maintenance, holding multiple assignments where his performance earned him a promotion to Damage Controlman First Class in 1977.
Day attended officer training and received his commission in 1979. Assignments as an officer have included several commands and a deployment to the Port of Dammam, Saudi Arabia, in support of Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm from September 1990 to April 1991.
Upon release from active duty in 1971, Day continued his military service as a reservist while contributing locally as a technician, educator, and leader. Day served as the Industrial Arts Instructor at John Edwards High School, a lecturer at Mid-State Technical College, High School Baseball Coach, and in various leadership roles with the local paper companies and in the community.
Day eventually retired and now spends his time adding value by serving on veteran charity boards, mentoring young
leaders, and enjoying splitting time between Wisconsin grandkids and Arizona's warm winters
leaders, and enjoying splitting time between grandkids in Wisconsin and warm winters in Arizona. Steve is an avid basketball player, tennis player, and life long learner.