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 Gerald Mauretti

Commencement Honorary Degree Recipient gmauretti Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Engineered Yarns Company

Gerald Mauretti, UMass Dartmouth Textile Engineering Class of 1965, is the President and founder of EY Technologies in Fall River, and a global leader in the textile industry.

In 2005, Mr. Mauretti received the singular honor of being named World President of the Textile Institute International, which has members in more than 90 countries, covering all sectors and disciplines of the textile industry. Mauretti's ascendance to the Textile Institute International world presidency is evidence of the continuing influence of the U.S. and southeastern Massachusetts textile industry.

He is often a featured speaker at forums around the world from his Fall River headquarters to South Korea, Japan and China and into Europe.

Mr. Mauretti is widely recognized for his international experience in the development, marketing and manufacturing of technical fiber-based materials and yarns used for industrial products and composites.

He is also a business and community volunteer fully engaged in issues related to education and economic development. He is the current Chair of the UMass Dartmouth Foundation and Vice Chair of the UMass Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center Outside Advisory Board.

UMass Dartmouth magazine profiled Mr. Mauretti in fall, 2006. "We're in a global economy," he said. "The manufacturing base keeps moving. It's no longer the function of the U.S. to be the manufacturer."

Mr. Mauretti has been a key supporter of the University's evolution in the area of advanced materials. As the textile industry continuously and radically evolves in the private sector, so does UMass Dartmouth's role in the global transition to advanced materials.

In constant search of what he describes as "the whiz bang," Mauretti stays connected to those scientists at his alma mater and also does his part to support the campus' continued development as a regional economic engine.