Vincent Cozzolino is a physicist and electrical engineer with over thirty years’ experience with the IBM Corporation. During his time at IBM, He held several executive vice president positions in high technology fields and was instrumental in the building and commissioning of IBM's latest 300mm computer chip fab. He also led global teams and managed thousands of employees across many countries for IBM.
He was a co-founder of The Solar Energy Consortium. In 2013, he founded the Center for Global Advanced Manufacturing (CGAM). With these non-profit organizations, Cozzolino, as a volunteer leader, works to bring together a state-wide team of academic, business, community, environmental, utility and labor leaders to strengthen and grow a manufacturing industry in New York State.
After IBM retirement, he has served as CEO and EVP of several high-tech contract engineering and manufacturing companies. These technology companies specialize in designing and building industrial automated equipment and precision parts primarily servicing the semiconductor, transportation, manufacturing, and medical device industries.
In 2014, Cozzolino co-founded Galileo Technology Group to bring together senior executives with diverse expertise to service small and medium size businesses in need of this kind of leadership and experience.
He has been appointed by two NYS governors to boards serving the Regional Economic Development Council and the NY State Workforce Investment Board (both by Gov. Cuomo) and on the SUNY New Paltz College Council (Gov. Pataki).
Vincent Cozzolino received both his Bachelors, a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BA in Physics from SUNY New Paltz and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2005. He is the EVP for Technical Services, Manufacturing & Corporate Relations for a high technology manufacturing company in the Hudson Valley.
Petra Klein is a chemist and holds BS and MA in Chemistry with an emphasis on Material Science. She also maintains her NYS RN license. She has held executive positions in non-profit 501C3 organizations, healthcare facilities and for-profit high technology manufacturing companies.
Her starting point was medicine but over time transitioned into high technology industries specifically semiconductor and microelectronics. She has a deep and diverse scientific experience base which she applies to her work.
She is well versed in regulatory and compliance applications. Her excellent writing skills successfully acquired grant funding for numerous organizations. She is known, in our region, as a strong leader, caring, and capable - having demonstrated success across multiple industry sectors.
She was a co-founder of a non-profit (501C3) The Solar Energy Consortium where she, as an executive, managed over 9 million dollars of federal and state grants.
Petra is a co-founder, incorporator, and managing partner of the Galileo Technology Group a consulting firm that provides business and technology solutions for companies. She is currently working as VP QA and Regulatory Affairs with a high technology manufacturing company in the Hudson Valley.