Year Inducted / Awarded: 2004
Member Award: Academy of Distinguished Engineers
Mr. Dominick Pagano is President and CEO of Dapco Industries, Inc., Ridgefield, CT, a company he founded in 1972. A worldwide company with systems in Asia, Africa, Europe, the UK and the Americas, Dapco designs and manufactures computer-based ultrasonic inspection equipment, transducers and accessories for domestic and international markets. Under his leadership, Dapco has achieved important technological firsts, including development of testing and inspection systems for the U.S. military ordnance inspection, monitoring of nuclear reactors, pattern recognition and defect classification and other military and industrial applications. Early in his career, Mr. Pagano was an engineer with Cunningham Industries, Stamford; later, he served as a chief engineer for Harisonic Labs, also of Stamford. He holds 14 U.S. patents. Mr. Pagano serves on the Board of Directors of EDAC Manufacturing, Farmington; founded and served as a member of the Board of Directors of Brookfield Bank; and founded and chaired the Board of Directors of American Environmental Technologies, Bethel, CT. He was awarded the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award in 1988. Mr. Pagano has given generously to the School of Engineering and recently established an undergraduate scholarship in the School.