New England College (NEC) is pleased to welcome business leader Paul Montrone, Wednesday, November 13 at 5:00 p.m. as part of their President’s Speaker Series. The series brings entrepreneurs, artists, politicians, and other leaders from across industries to NEC’s Simon Center Great Room, 98 Bridge Street, Henniker, NH 03242.
Mr. Montrone is a nationally recognized business leader. For more than three decades, he has directed the development of a number of businesses in a diverse set of industries. These include both the public companies and his private business interests which have been conducted through Bayberry Financial Services Company, Liberty Lane Partners, and Perspecta Trust LLC. He is presently Chairman of these entities as well as CEO of Perspecta.
Previously, he served as the CEO of Fisher Scientific International Inc., Chairman and CEO of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., Executive Vice President of The Signal Companies, Inc. and its successor, AlliedSignal Inc. (now Honeywell International Inc.), as well as President of The Henley Group, Inc. and Executive Vice President and CFO of Wheelabrator-Frye Inc.
Additionally, Montrone has served on a number of corporate boards and been active in many non-profit institutions and government related committees. A music aficionado, for over three decades he served in various capacities at The Metropolitan Opera in New York City, including President and CEO. He is now President Emeritus. His current other non-profit boards include the New England Conservatory of Music, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, and Citizens Count NH.
For many years, Mr. Montrone participated in healthcare policy matters at the national level. During the Clinton Administration, he was a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry and was a Director of The Healthcare Leadership Council and the New England Healthcare Institute.
Montrone has also been involved in Washington, D.C. business policy matters for many years, mainly through his activity with the Business Roundtable, where he was a member of its Planning Committee, and Chairman of the Civil Justice Reform Taskforce. His interest in public policy also extends to state and local issues in New Hampshire, where he has served on several commissions and committees.
Born in Scranton, PA, Mr. Montrone graduated magna cum laude from the University of Scranton and holds a PhD from Columbia University.
NEC’s President’s Speakers Series is open to the public at no cost and handicap accessible.