Mr. Mastracchio is a retired Vice President of Research and Engineering at ExxonMobil Corporation, Florham Park, NJ. During his distinguished 33-year career with Exxon, he gained fame for his numerous accomplishments in the U.S. and in the company’s overseas divisions in Italy, Scotland and England. Mr. Mastracchio was Technical Manager overseeing cleanup efforts related to the Valdez oil spill in Alaska. The cleanup was among the largest environmental efforts ever undertaken. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), the national accrediting agency for U.S. engineering schools, and is a member of the University of Connecticut Founders Society and an Engineering Charter member. Mr. Mastracchio and his wife support the Robert and Beatrice Mastracchio Endowed Scholarship for academically gifted graduate students. In 1998, Mr. Mastracchio was awarded the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award.