Industry Leaders Elected to Wentworth’s Board and Corporation

October 22, 2015

Board of Trustees - Wentworth

Gary Miller (left) and Paul Guarracino became the newest members of the Board of Trustees

Two Bay State residents, Gary J. Miller of Saugus and Paul A. Guarracino of Lynnfield, have been elected to Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Board of Trustees.

Both are Wentworth alumni who have been serving as members of the Wentworth Corporation at the Institute. Miller is executive vice president and COO of NELCO Worldwide, based in Burlington, Mass. Guarracino is president and founder of J.M. Electrical Co. Inc. of Lynnfield, Mass.

The school also announced that Michael Masterson of Newton, Mass., has been elected chair of the Board of Trustees. Masterson serves as managing director of Breton Capital Management, a special situation private equity firm. He is the co-founder and executive chairman of ALD NanoSolutions Inc., and co-founder and director of Nemucore Medical Innovations LLC.

Also elected as officers to the Board of Trustees were Keith J. Peden of Medway, Mass., as vice chair; Jerome H. Casey of Natick, Mass., treasurer; and Gregory B. Janey of Boston, secretary. Peden (2009 Wentworth commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient) is former senior vice president for human resources and security at Raytheon Co. Casey is former president and COO, Sekisui Diagnostics LLC. Janey (Wentworth ’04) is principal owner, Janey Construction Management and Consulting Inc.

Members of the Board of Trustees have vital leadership and governing roles, overseeing policy making, planning, and the financial welfare of the school.

The Institute also announced the election of new members to the Wentworth Corporation:

  • John C. Cannistraro Jr., president of J.C. Cannistraro LLC of Watertown, Mass.
  • Lloyd Carney (Wentworth ’82, ’84 and 2013 honorary degree recipient) of Redwood City, Calif., CEO of Brocade Communication Systems Inc. of San Jose, Calif.
  • Thomas Comeau (Wentworth ’90) of Canton, Mass., executive vice president and COO of Commodore Builders of Newton, Mass.
  • Peter J. Davoren (Wentworth ’76 and 2015 honorary degree recipient) of New York, president and CEO of Turner Construction Co.
  • Anil Jha (Wentworth ’68 and 2015 honorary degree recipient) of San Francisco, founder and former CEO of HydroNovation, also of San Francisco.
  • Michael Santora (Wentworth 2005), president of Crown Design and Consulting, based in New York.

Members of the Corporation serve as key advisors to the Institute, helping— on a broad range of issues—to guide, counsel, and advance the work of the school and the Board of Trustees.

“The Institute will benefit greatly from the experience, commitment, and expertise of these new members,” said Wentworth President Zorica Pantić. “They join a distinguished group of industry leaders whose governance helps to advance Wentworth’s mission to empower, and to identify outstanding educational opportunities for our students.”

Founded in 1904, Wentworth is a leader in engineering, technology, design, and management education. The Institute is an independent, nationally ranked institution offering career-focused education through 19 bachelor’s degree programs in areas such as applied mathematics, architecture, business management, computer science, computer networking, construction management, design, engineering, and engineering technology. The Institute also offers master’s degrees in architecture, civil engineering, construction management, facility management, and technology management. Wentworth is well known for its academic excellence and cooperative education (co-op) programs, as well as community service and support for the economic growth of the Greater Boston region.

A full list of the Wentworth Board of Trustees and Corporation members is available at https://wit.edu/president/corporation.

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