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Paul S. Polo

Paul graduated Buckley High School 1960, and is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. After serving in the USMC, he forged a successful career in Aerospace Manufacturing. From a part-time job position at Gunver MFG Co., he purchased the company in 1978. He merged his Company with Dynamic Metals Co. in 1999, to put two successful aerospace companies together.

He served as President & Vice Chairman. The Company grew to 565 employees in the USA and 100 in Poland.

Paul sold the company 2004. Today, he is co-owner of ACMT with his son Michael G. Polo. Paul is on the Board of Ct. Center for Advanced Tech, and also on the Board of Novis. He also serves on the Board of Cooley’s Anemia Foundation. For 30 years he has supported the University of Connecticut’s Student Athletics Foundation.

He serves on the Board of Westbrook Foundation, Sons of Italy Foundation, having helped to raise two million dollars for scholarships such as The Coolies Anemia Foundation, National Law Enforcement Memorial, Children’s Inn at NCH. Paul played an active role in Sons of Italy Foundation as well, and has made overall contributions of $96 million to education & other charitable endeavors.

Active in public affairs and the Democratic Party, he was Vice Chairman of the 2000 Democratic National Convention. He also served as chairman of the Italian American Democratic Leadership Council (IADLC) which he helped found.

President William Clinton named him an alternate Delegate to the U.S. Small Business Administration. President George H.W. Bush placed him on the Presidential Policy Round Table. In 2004, President George W. Bush appointed him to a six year term on The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation. Paul is a 55 year member of the Order Sons of Italy. He has served as OSIA National President (1995-1997), Chairman Commissioner of Social Justice (1995-1997), and Sons of Italy Foundation President (1999-2005). Currently he is President Emeritus of Sons of Italy Foundation.

Paul lives in Westbrook, CT. He has 3 Sons, 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

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