Ron Pierantozzi, Director

Ron Pierantozzi, Director

Cameron and Associates, LLC.

Ron Pierantozzi is currently a partner in Cameron and Associates, LLC, an innovation consulting firm in Philadelphia.  He works with both large organizations and small start up companies on growth strategies and technology innovation.  He is the former CEO of PPT Research, a materials technology company in Allentown, PA. He retired from the management ranks of Air Products & Chemicals, Inc, where he served in a variety of technology and business leadership positions.

He is also a member of the Radical Innovation Group, a consulting firm that works with global companies to develop their innovation capability. Ron previously served as Air Product’s Director, Business Development, which focused on new venture creation and technology transfer. This involved a wide range of duties that included identifying and commercializing new technologies, forming and incubating new technology-based ventures, managing external partnerships and forming market alliances, and investing in both early and late stage companies working through high profile VCs. Ron continues to work closely with VCs in the advanced materials and machine-to-machine sectors, where he provides expertise in market strategy and business valuation.

Ron previously served as Director of Technology with Air Products and Chemicials, Inc. in both the gas separations area and industrial chemicals. Ron is an inventor/co-inventor, and holds of 32 U.S. patents and authored 16 publications. His most recent publication “Implementing a Learning Plan to Counter Project Uncertainty” with Mark Rice and Gina O’Connor was published in Sloan Management Review, January 2008. His next paper, an innovation spotlight paper for Harvard Business Review titled “Rx for Breakthrough Innovation: Build Career Ladders for Talented Innovators” is due out shortly.

Ron is a lecturer at Wharton business schools, where he frequently lectures on subjects dealing with innovation and entrepreneurship. He is also a member of the faculty for the program on Corporate Entrepreneurial Leadership at the Danish Technical University, where he conducts a seminar on developing business plans for the global enterprise. He was an executive in Residence at RPI’s Lally School of Technology Management for the 2007-2008 academic year. He currently serves on the board of directors of Primet Precision Materials, Inc. and the board of advisors of Powergetcis, Inc.

Ron received his B.S. in Chemistry from Temple University and his Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University.