Michael C. Pelletier ’98 was named Chief Innovation Officer at BlumShapiro and is helping to move the largest New England-based accounting shop into the future. Mr. Pelletier leverages fast-advancing technology that can help deliver core services more quickly and efficiently, and process client data in search of new insights that can help decision-making. Under Mr. Pelletier’s management, the firm developed a program that uses machine learning to analyze historical data and other variables to help manufacturing clients more accurately forecast their parts-inventory needs in real time, so that they don’t leave excess capital sitting on a storeroom shelf, but also don’t run out.
Gregory P. Lewis ’91 has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Honeywell. He will oversee Treasury, Tax, Audit, Business Analysis and Planning, Investor Relations, M&A, Real Estate, Pension, Finance Operations, and Enterprise Information Management (EIM). Honeywell is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally.
Rodney A. Butler ’99 has been named interim CEO of Foxwoods Resorts Casino. Mr. Butler will be overseeing the casino, operated by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. He will also continue serving as council chairman before the casino announces a permanent CEO and president.
Ace Watanasuparp ’98 is “breaking the mold” to become New York mortgage maestro. A vice president at Citizens Bank, he has been vocal about educating the younger generation on programs for first-time home buyers and plans to educatate them on pursuing the “American Dream”. In addition to Citizens Bank, he is also a co-owner of 39 restaurants in New York City, became president of Douglas Elliman’s DE Capital Mortgage when he was 31, and was the first Asian-American walk-on basketball player at UConn in 2000!
Eric T. Mullai ’93 MBA was promoted from Master Sergeant to Lieutenant and will now serve at Troop I in Bethany as commanding Officer. Lt. Mullai has served for 21 years with the state police and in addition to his Bachelor’s Degree and his MBA, he holds an MA in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College. He retires in August 2018 at the rank of Colonel in the Army Reserve where he served 32 years.
David Longfritz ’91 MBA has been appointed Global Chief Marketing Officer for Forresters Financial, an international financial services provider. Forresters Financial has more than three million clients and members in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Mr. Longfritz has previously held senior executive level marketing positions at John Hancock, Dunlop Maxfli Sports, Titleist and FootJoy Worldwide, and Procter & Gamble.
Mario Leite ’98 is the cofounder of Tea*Riffic Ice Cream, an artisanal ice cream company crafting super-premium ice cream infused with fresh brewed loose leaf and herbal teas. His company is proud to announce that Tea*Riffic Ice Cream has just won the 2018 Bronze Sofi Award for their Masala Chai ice cream. The Sofi Awards is the most prestigious food products competition in the specialty food industry, with more than 2,600 domestic and international entries this year across 39 categories.
Gregory J. Dickinson ’91 has been named South Carolina Market President at Aqueta Bank. He is based in the newly opened Charleston Office. Previously, he was commercial banking market manager at Capital Bank. He is a deacon at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, Etiwan District Chairman for Coastal Council BSA and a volunteer lacrosse coach in the Town of Mount Pleasant and City of Charleston Recreation departments.
Jacinth C. Smiley ’91 has been named Chief Accounting Officer at LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Ms. Smiley joins LyondellBasell from General Electric Oil & Gas, where she served as Chief Financial Officer for the North America Region.
Anthony L. Mattacchione ’98 MBA has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of AMRI, a global pharmaceutical contract research, development and manufacturing organization that partners with the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries to improve patient outcomes and quality of life. Mr. Mattacchione has more than 30 years of experience in financial leadership positions with high growth companies across the life sciences tools, biopharmaceutical, chemicals and technology sectors. Before joining AMRI, Mr. Mattacchione spent five years at Bruker Corporation where he most recently served as their chief financial officer.