The Sigma Chi Fraternity has honored Al Lubrano ’71 as a Significant Sig. Brother Lubrano was recognized for manufacturing leadership in specialty metal systems as corporate president and manufacturing industry spokesman.
Brother Alfonso T. Lubrano (Al) retired as President of Materion Technical Materials (formerly Technical Materials, Inc.) of Lincoln, RI, with a company sales volume of $80 million. From 1992 to 2015 he served as President of MTM, a manufacturer of specialty metal systems used in complex electronic and electrical components. As President of MTM, he managed a strategic task force that developed a new environmental product. The environmental product was a lead-free solder, created while he was at Engelhard and remains one of the patent holders.
He is a co-founder of the Rhode Island Manufacturers’ Association and was its Chairman from 1998 to 2013. Al was on the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) from 2005 to 2015, and a member of its Executive Committee (2010-2014) and Finance Committee (2013-2014). He served on the NAM US-China Business Relations Task Force (2007-2009) and the NAM Small to Medium Business Group (Chair, 2013-2014). He served as a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business from 2010 to 2015. From 2002 to 2005 Al was a member of the Rhode Island Economic Development Policy Council, appointed by Governor Donald Carcieri.
In October 2008, along with 11 other executives, Brother Lubrano attended a private meeting with President George W. Bush in the White House and later Senators and Representatives, to garner support for TARP and its ultimate passage.
Al served as the Chair of the Rhode Island Career and Technical Education Board of Trustees, and continues to serve on the board, appointed by the Governor of Rhode Island, Gina Raimondo. Brother Lubrano also serves as a member of the board of Jarvis Cutting Tools and of Lee’s Morvillo Group.
Brother Lubrano has served in various community volunteer positions, with the Boy Scouts of America and served as Pack Master (Cub Scouts) and Troup Committee Chair (Boy Scouts) as well as serving as an officer of Save the Bay, and the Barrington, RI Jaycees. He received his B.S. in Management Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1971 and his MBA, Cum Laude, from Boston University in 1973. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma (International Business Honor Society) and Epsilon Delta Sigma (Management Honor Society).
The Significant Sig Award recognizes alumni who have accomplished outstanding success in their professional or civic activities. Al joins other RPI Brothers who were honored previously. His picture will be added to the 8 others in the Alumni Room of the Pomeroy Chapter House at 58 Pinewoods.