Robert T. Santorelli
Chairman Emeritus & Senior Advisor
Robert Santorelli, Chairman Emeritus, has held the positions of Chairman of the Board, President, CEO and COO during his 35-plus years at JEOL USA, Inc. Additionally, he has served as President of JEOL's subsidiary companies in Mexico and Canada.
Mr. Santorelli has been instrumental in guiding the company to become a stable, well-recognized organization made up of many dedicated, long-term employees located throughout the Western Hemisphere.
He began his career in the U.S. Air Force gaining technical knowledge and expertise in the area of electro optics. Bob selected a two year tour of duty in Japan and developed first hand understanding and appreciation of the Japanese people and their culture of respect and humility. He received his business education at Leslie College's Program for Business and Industry, Suffolk University, and Newbury Jr. College (Boston) and also studied at the University of Maryland Far East Asian Division (Japan).
Customers, employees and colleagues have come to know Bob's counsel, dedicated to corporate values of stability, honesty and integrity. Along with his new role as Chairman Emeritus, he will serve as the Senior Advisor to support both JEOL USA and JEOL Ltd. (Tokyo) business activities.