Committed to the Cause of Promoting the Italian Language and Culture
Angelo Firenze President firstname.lastname@example.org
Salvatore Bramante VP Administration email@example.com
Anthony Cassano VP Cultural Affairs firstname.lastname@example.org
Giovanni Saraceni VP Building & Grounds email@example.com
Francesco Fragasso Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org
Alessandro Vianello Secretary email@example.com
Board of Directors
Salvatore Bramante 2021
Luciana Burdi 2021
Anthony Cassano 2019
Philip Celeste 2019
Achille Ciriello 2021
Mario Datodi 2021
Angelo Firenze 2021
Francesco Fragasso 2021
Giovanni Saraceni 2019
Frank Scala 2019
Alessandro Vianello 2019
Frank Vitiello 2021
Maria Cristiano - Language Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Cecilia Mattii - Director of the PLIDA Program email@example.com
Benedetta Rossi - Chair of the Education Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
Mario Datodi - Office Manager email@example.com
Mario Zanca - Building Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Micali - Coro Dante email@example.com
GOVERNANCE AND STAFF
Angelo is a result driven Business Executive, and after retirement, was a Selectman for 8 years in the town of Belmont serving on a wide variety of Town Committees. He has an exceptional record of creating, building and managing highly successful and profitable organizations. His key strengths include: Leadership, Problem Solving, General Management and Business Development.
He grew up in Belmont and lived there for over 60 years but now lives in Winchester. He and his wife Wega who, was born in Venice, Italy, have 3 adult sons, Marc, Angelo and Peter, and 6 grandchildren, MJ who died at age 10, Ryan, Nico, Padraig, Giovanni and Ailish.
Angelo is proud of his Italian Heritage having lived in Sicily with his grandfather after high School and currently enjoys summers at their second home on the Island of Salina in Italy
After working for Xerox Corporation for 5 years, Angelo played a vital role in the growth of Dynisco, Inc from less than $1 million in annual sales to over $85 million. Dynisco is a manufacturer of instrumentation and process improvement equipment for the plastics processing industry. His responsibilities ranged from applications engineer to vice president of marketing and sales, to Executive Vice President and General Manager of a $45 million subsidiary. From an international perspective, he has developed and supervised successful companies in Germany, France, and England. He has also formed companies in Italy and Japan, and served as president of KK Dynisco in Tokyo. He later became President/CEO of Adaptive Instruments Corporation of Hudson MA.
Angelo holds an Associate Mechanical Engineering Degree and an Honorary Bachelor of Technology Degree from Wentworth Institute, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology, and an Executive MBA, both from Northeastern University.
He was a 12-year member of the National Board of Directors of The Society of the Plastics Industry, Membership Chairman, of the Machinery Division; and a member, of the International Trade Advisory Committee. He was Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the Plastics Institute of America and a senior member of both the Society of Plastics Engineers and Instrument Society of America. Angelo enjoys golf and tennis and is a Member of the Belmont Hill Club.
Angelo has been a member of the Dante Alighieri Society for over 15 years and has served on the Board of Directors for 3 terms. He is looking forward to serving his first term as president and will strive to grow membership and with outstanding language programs and cultural activities, ensure that the Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts is the Premier Italian Cultural Organization in New England.