EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Elliot Ginsberg, President and CEO of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc. (CCAT), has announced that he will retire Nov. 1 after 11 years leading the non-profit organization. Ginsberg will be succeeded by Ron Angelo, currently Principal of Great River Advisors in Wethersfield.
“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Elliot for his visionary leadership and extraordinary accomplishments in driving comprehensive initiatives for the manufacturing sector during the past 11 years as CEO. Through technology development, education and workforce programs and alternative energy solutions, he has created a strong and well-respected organization with a solid reputation as a trusted community partner,” said Dick Baxter, current Chairman of CCAT’s Board of Directors. Ginsberg will continue his relationship with CCAT as new chairman of the Board of Directors.
Angelo, a resident of Wethersfield, 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. As Principal of Great River Advisors, he develops innovative solutions to provide business development and secure valuable strategic partners in support of technology advancements. Previously he served as Deputy Commissioner of the state Department of Economic Development, (DECD) appointed in 2004 by then-Governor M. Jodi Rell. He 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.
Angelo will join CCAT in July as Executive Vice President and assume the role of CEO in November.
“Ron is a dedicated leader who has an in-depth understanding of CCAT’s strategic initiative and mission,” said Ginsberg. “He has extensive experience in the public and private sectors and a significant track record of success. The CCAT team is excited to have him on board.”
CCAT is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 and headquartered in East Hartford, Conn. It creates and implements bold ideas for applied technologies, export compliance and cyber services, energy solutions, STEM education and career development. By leading state, regional and national partnerships. CCAT helps manufacturers, academia, government and nonprofit organizations to excel.
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