Anthony J. Petrocelli Named to Board of Trustees
Teaneck, NJ (October 20, 2004) — Anthony J. Petrocelli of Morristown, NJ has been named to the Board of Trustees of Fairleigh Dickinson University.
J. Michael Adams, president of the University said, “We welcome Tony Petrocelli to the Board and look forward to his counsel and expertise. His interest in education and humanitarian causes, in addition to his business expertise, will make him an invaluable addition.”
Petrocelli has been a long-time supporter of the Link Community School – a non-denominational independent middle school established to help rebuild the community of the North Ward of Newark. He is a recent addition to its board.
A semi-retired entrepreneur who specializes in leveraged buyouts in the chemical industry, Petrocelli joined with D. George Harris and Richard Donahue in 1988 to found a company that specializes in management buyouts. Since its inception, D.G. Harris and Associates has completed more than 30 acquisitions. He serves as Vice Chairman of the Better Materials Aggregate Board, Berkeley, West Virginia.
He established the Anthony J. Petrocelli Charitable Trust in 1998. It has a geographic focus of New Jersey and an interest in housing and shelter.
Petrocelli is a 1969 graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a degree in business management. While working at Allied Signal, he benefited from the company’s tuition remission program and began his studies as a part-time evening student.
He and his wife, Ann, have one daughter and one grandchild. They divide their time between their home in Morris County and their home in Florida.