Joseph a. Vitale,
Chairman of the Board
Joseph graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a bachelors of Civil Engineering with minors in entrepreneurial studies and legal studies. He has had three years of engineering experience working for T&M Associates, as well as being involved in the design and construction process of his Eagle Scout project - building a school for impoverished children in Guatemala.
Vitale has been involved with numerous research projects and was nominated to participate in the NJIT Dana Knox Research Showcase. Now, a Co-Author of "Roxy the Fox and the Tree Truss Bridge", Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of "The Gearing Towards Engineering Foundation" and 1 of 13 international recipients of the Messengers of Peace Hero Award, Joseph feels like his philanthropic persona is on its way to change the world one step at a time. Vitale is a successful entrepreneur and has owned and founded various successful companies. While being an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers Steel Bridge Team, he enjoys being an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, National Eagle Scout Society, a brother of Theta Tau - professional engineering fraternity, a brother of Alpha Phi Delta - an Italian heritage fraternity and has a true passion for helping others.
“The day we read the book to students at Abington Avenue Elementary School in Newark, we asked who had any knowledge of what engineering is and only a few raised their hands. We then asked what a civil engineer does, and even those students had trouble giving a definite answer,” he recounts. “After reading the book, we asked the same questions, but had much different results. Almost all the students knew what engineering is and what a civil engineer does. We then asked who wanted to be a civil engineer. Seeing almost all the kids raise their hands – to all of these questions – put the biggest smile on my face.”