Professional of the Year - Consulting/Engineering Market Operations

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James G. Montagnino

Title: President and CEO
Industry: Consulting
Type of Organization: Consulting Firm
Major Product/Service: Providing global resources in design, manufacturing, engineering and technology transfer
Expertise: Mr. Montagnino has 50 years experience. He is an experienced engineering, marketing and operations executive with extensive experience in leadership, business development, product innovation, Asian sourcing/procurement, strategic planning and project management skills in consumer products, business machines, scientific instruments, aerospace and tool/machines. He is responsible for strategic planning, business expansion/development, contract acquisition and negotiation, product development, marketing, project leadership, client relations, patent development and cost controls. Mr. Montagnino serves as a consultant to Asian suppliers.
Geographic Area of Distribution: International
Affiliations: Society of Manufacturing Engineers; Society of Plastics Engineers; Hong Kong Manufacturers Association
University/Degree: Attended, University of Connecticut; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Norwalk State Technical College, Norwalk, Connecticut
Hobbies/Sports: Reading, poetry, detailing cars, Lakeland Terriers
Work History: Previously, Mr. Montagnino served as a Lead Designer and Field Service Engineer for Perkin-Elmer. He also was employed with CBS, Pitney Bowes, Savin and Clairol/Bristol Meyers and was a contract employee for The Sharper Image, KAZ (Vicks), Sunbeam and Tanita.
Published Works: Numerous patents
Career Accomplishments: Mr. Montagnino trained under three world-renowned scientists; Werner von Braun (Father of Rocket Science), Peter Carl Goldmark (early color television, LP record and EVR/Beta) and Dr. Dennis Gabore (Noble prize for Holography). He learned the philosophy, "Don't tell me what you cannot do, tell me what you can do!". Through his various employers, he worked with scientific instruments such as the Saturn Space Program dealing with optics, the Panoramic Reconnaissance Systems used during the Vietnam War, the first Orbital Reconnaissance Systems and the first video technologies. Mr. Montagnino worked with business machines to include electronic mailing systems, postage meters and automatic mail processing systems and copier systems that included 23 Utility issued patents. His work with scale/weighing system technologies involved weighing body fat and body composition, HealthOmeter and weigh on the fly for mailing systems resulting in 41 issued patents. He also worked with personal wellness systems resulting in 61 patents. Mr. Montagnino helped design tools and machines for Bullard Machine Tool Co., Singer Sewing Machine and Burndy Corp.