President and CEO
Ron Angelo is President and CEO of Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc., which is a dynamic and innovative applied technology organization that leads regional and national partnerships that assist global industrial companies and the manufacturing supply chain across industry sectors to drive advancements, efficiencies and adoption of leading-edge technologies.
Angelo has held leadership roles in state government as well as public and private sectors involving project financing and business development for leading-edge technology and advanced manufacturing companies.
Previously he served as Deputy Commissioner of the state Department of Economic Development, (DECD) appointed in 2004 by then-Governor M. Jodi Rell. Angelo was responsible for administering business development programs that targeted retention and expansion of in-state businesses as well as state and federal programs focused on building strong neighborhoods and communities.
Prior to his DECD appointment, he served as Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Consumer Protection and Vice President for Fleet Financial Group.
He has over 25 years of management experience in both the public and private sector including complex union environments. He also has experience working with universities and institutions of higher education and with several successful not-for-profit organizations. Angelo is a board advisor for several corporations and holds numerous boards of director’s seats and professional designations and memberships.
He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics.