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Construction Institute to Honor Dean Manzione With Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted 05/04/2018
Category: Accolades

The Construction Institute will honor Dean Louis Manzione with the David N. Labau Lifetime Achievement Award, at the 9th Annual Visionaries Forum, on May 17th, at Spotlight Theaters in Hartford. (Click here for details and registration).

The David N. Labau Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals for their dedication to the Construction Institute and its mission as well as for a lifetime of industry achievement. This prestigious award has been given only 11 times in the Institute's 43-year history. During his time at the University, Dean Manzione has worked closely with the Construction Institute to enhance and deepen the relationship between the Institute and CETA as well as with the University in general. Dean Manzione has served on the Institute’s Board of Advisors and has served as a presenter and a writer for Institute programs. 

"The Construction Institute has been enriched by Lou's vision and support. I have been privileged to work with him to grow the Institute and its connections with the University and the students," said Nancy Greenwald, Executive Director of the Construction Institute. "It is fitting that he will be honored at the Institute's annual Visionaries Forum as he is a visionary, both in the industry and in education."

Before his tenure as Dean of CETA, which began in 2005, Dean Manzione was founding executive director of Bell Laboratories research center in Ireland.

He created a partnership with nearly 100 academic researchers from nine Irish universities, known as the Center for Telecommunications Value Chain Research.  The new lab has grown to become an important part of the Bell Labs effort and is a model of effective industry-academic-government partnership. Manzione is recognized as a pioneer in the packaging of integrated circuits. He wrote the first book on plastic molded packaging of computer chips and such packaging is now used in more than 90 percent of the world’s integrated circuits. In recognition of his achievements, Manzione was named a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers for career achievement in the use of plastics for electronics.  At Bell Labs, he served on the President’s Leadership Team and the Strategic Planning Committee.  Dean Manzione was on several of the design teams for early generations of Cell Phones, and his work on next generation antennas has garnered considerable attention and several patents.  

Dean Manzione has accepted a position with the President of the Association of Independent Colleges of New Jersey and the Independent College Fund of New Jersey and will be leaving the University in June. New Jersey is home to Manzione’s three children and their families, including three grandchildren. He is confident the opportunity is a perfect fit for the next step in his career, combining his backgrounds and expertise in both the corporate and academic arenas.