Tim Piazza was named president of Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics effective January 3, 2011. Mr. Piazza will be responsible for all operations at the Jamestown, N.Y. location.
Prior to this appointment, Mr. Piazza most recently held the position of manager of research and development technology with the aeroengine division of SKF in Jamestown, N.Y. Previously, he was assistant professor at Jamestown Community College where he helped found the Manufacturing Technology Institute. Prior to that, he was general manager of the precision cleaning division of CAE Ultrasonics (the predecessor to Blackstone-NEY Ultrasonics).
Mr. Piazza will report directly to Jim McEachen, CEO of Cleaning Technologies Group, LLC, who said, “Tim brings a wealth of technical and business experience to the Blackstone-NEY team, and he is an excellent leader who will continue on the path of growth and success for our Jamestown Division.”
Mr. Piazza attended The State University of New York at Stony Brook and holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Physics. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jamestown Boys and Girls Club, is an adjunct professor and sits on the Board of Trustees at Jamestown Community College.