Committed to the Cause of Promoting the Italian Language and Culture

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Officers

Angelo Firenze President president@dantemass.org

Salvatore Bramante VP Administration vpadmin@dantemass.org

Stefano Marzocchi VP Cultural Affairs vpculture@dantemass.org

Giovanni Saraceni VP Building & Grounds vpbldgrd@dantemass.org

Francesco Fragasso Treasurer treasurer@dantemass.org

Alessandro Vianello Secretary secretary@dantemass.org

Board of Directors

Salvatore Bramante 2021

Luciana Burdi 2021

Anthony Cassano 2021

Philip Celeste 2021

Achille Ciriello 2021

Mario Datodi 2021

Angelo Firenze 2021

Francesco Fragasso 2021

Salvatore Giuliano 2022

Claudia Maragno 2022

Stefano Marzocchi 2022

Anna Rita Perrone 2022

Giovanni Saraceni 2022

Alessandro Vianello 2022

Frank Vitiello 2021

Staff

Maria Cristiano - Language Coordinator maria.cristiano.plida@gmail.com

Cecilia Mattii - Director of the PLIDA Program cecilia.mattii@gmail.com

Benedetta Rossi - Chair of the Education Committee benedetta.rossi.plida@gmail.com

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Mario Datodi - Office Manager admin@dantemass.org

Mario Zanca - Building Manager admin@dantemass.org

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Lisa Micali - Coro Dante lisamicali@gmail.com

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GOVERNANCE  AND  STAFF

ANGELO FIRENZE

President

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.