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Alumni Awardee Bios - 2015

John Hartner

John Hartner, ME '85

After spending half of his adult life working in Asia and Europe, John Hartner returned to the US to serve as chief operating officer of EnvisionTEC Inc., a leading provider of 3D printing solutions in medical, industrial and professional markets.  He is a member of Villanova’s College of Engineering Advisory Board. 

The John J. Gallen Award

Andrew Blasetti, BSCE '04/MSCE '06

Andrew Blasetti ’04 CE, ’06 MSCE

Andrew Blasetti is a structural engineer for Thornton Tomasetti, where he holds the position of associate. He currently leads the Philadelphia design team on the new Comcast Innovation and Technology Center.


The Carl T. Humphrey Award

Gerry Fasano, BSEE '87, MSEE '90

Gerard “Gerry” A. Fasano ’87 EE, ’90 MSEE

Gerry Fasano is Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, and General Manager for the Valley Forge, Pa facility for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS). In this capacity he is responsible for strategic direction and merger and acquisition activities.

Joseph Callaghan ’59 CE, ’63 MSCE

Joseph Callaghan ’59 CE, ’63 MSCE

In 1967, Joseph Callaghan began his own structural engineering practice—Joseph B. Callaghan Inc. His firm has completed hundreds of repair projects for many private and public firms, and universities and colleges. On January 1, 2015, Joseph retired from his firm after 48 years of practice.

John P. “JP” Gunn ’10 ME


John P. “JP” Gunn ’10 ME

After graduating in 2010 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, JP Gunn returned to Villanova to earn his MBA from the School of Business in 2015. He is employed by Air Products & Chemicals Inc., where he is involved with recruitment. 

Melissa Morea Evola

Melissa Morea Evola ’94 CE

Melissa Morea is a director in the New York office of Navigant Consulting and is a registered project management professional.  Her expertise focuses on managing risk in a variety of complex projects by analyzing and monitoring schedule issues. 

Jenny Papatolis Johnson ’03 ChE, ’06 JD


Jenny Papatolis Johnson ’03 ChE, ’06 JD

Jenny Papatolis Johnson is senior patent attorney at Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., where she works closely with scientists in developing generic versions of branded pharmaceuticals. She previously served on the board of the Engineering Alumni Society.



Professional Achievement


Patsy Aguanno

Patsy “Pat” Aguanno ’56 CE, PE

In 1969, after positions in structural engineering, topographic surveying, materials engineering, and plant and sales engineering, Patsy “Pat” Aguanno formed Fairway Testing Company, a nationally certified construction material testing and inspection agency. 

Timothy Arcuri	’93 ChE


Timothy Arcuri  ’93 ChE

Timothy Arcuri covers the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment sectors at Cowen and Company, a New York City-based investment banking firm. He has been named to Institutional Investor's All-America Research Team nine times, and holds a US patent.

Brian H. Lange ’88 ME, PE

Brian H. Lange ’88 ME, PE

Brian Lange has spent the past 27 years with Merck & Co., holding leadership roles in engineering, quality, labor relations, and vaccine manufacturing.  He is currently associate vice president – global supply chain operations.


Nicholas Piazzola ’68 EE

Nicholas Piazzola ’68 EE            

Nicholas Piazzola’s career includes more than 28 years with the National Security Agency where he held a variety of engineering and management positions with a focus on solutions for securing US government voice and data communications. After retiring from NSA in 1996, he joined internet-security startup VeriSign Inc. where he spent 14 years as vice president for government programs. Mr. Piazzola retired in May 2014 as senior director for identity credentialing and access management solutions at Symantec Inc.