Mr. Joseph A. Turri ’45

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Wall of Fame Class of 2010

Mr. Joseph Turri ‘45 is the founder and chief executive officer of Advanced Coating Technologies (ACT), a company specializing in coating techniques for a multitude of commercial and military applications. After graduating from MMI, Mr. Turri completed his bachelor degree at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1976, after a trip to Europe where he was introduced to early powder coating technology, Mr. Turri returned to the states and started his own company. Under Mr. Turri’s guidance, ACT became a pioneer in the application of powdered plastic coating and has grown into a multi-national business. Mr. Turri has also found time to remain a very active alumnus. A member of the MMI Honorary Board, Mr. Turri returns to campus often for alumni as well as student events. He enrolled ACT as one of the first companies to contribute to MMI through the Educational Income Tax Credit Program (EITC). In 2005, Mr. Turri established The Jeffrey A. Turri Endowed Scholarship in his son’s name and bequeathed his life’s work to MMI resulting in the largest contribution by an alumnus in the history of MMI and the construction of The Joseph A. Turri ’45 Library and Learning Center.

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