Gary DiCamillo            e-mail:

Chemical Engineering        GW Premier International

After getting my Chemical Engineering degree at the 'tute, I went off to the Harvard Business School (Class of '75, along with a current well known US President). Married to Susan Whitaker (Russell Sage '75) for over 32 years. Three children: David, 26, living in NYC, John, 23 and living in Atlanta, and Ben, 19, who is a freshman at Bucknell.
My business career began at Procter and Gamble in Cincinnati, where I became Charmin Brand Manager (Mr. Whipple, etc.). From there, I moved to McKinsey and Co. where I did consulting for a few years. Then on to Culligan (water treatment), one of my clients, where I was General Manager of ther US business in 1983-1986. My boss at Culligan convinced me to follow him to Black and Decker where he became Chairman and CEO and I eventually became President of Power Tools and Accessories.
We enjoyed our time in Baltimore with B&D (10 years) and re-engaged with RPI there, serving on the Alumni Board of Directors for a few years. I was then recruited out of B&D to become Chairman and CEO of Polaroid Corporation in 1995 (all these moves were to turnarounds of sorts, as that's what ex-McKinsey folks seem to do). The Polaroid experience was exciting but difficult, as film became decreasingly popular following the advent of low cost digital cameras and after 9/11. We finally sold the company to a private equity buyer in 2002.
I was then recruited to run a private company called TAC Worldwide, which is a large engineering and IT staffing and outsourcing company based in the Boston area. My mission was to sell the company for the owners, which we did in 2005 to a Japanese investor. That investor then asked me to run his staffing/outsourcing companies outside of Japan, which I am still doing. It is now called GW Premier International and has $1.6B in sales revenue in the US and UK.
Back on the home front, Susan and I are helping to "plant" a Christian church in Wellesley. It is called Redeemer Community Church and is meeting currently at the Glavin Chapel on the Babson College campus. We are up to about 90 people in the congregation and recently hired co-pastors (husband and wife). The church, as well as various youth activities keeps Susan busy. I also serve on various boards such as Whirlpool and 3Com Corp. as well as the Museum of Science (Boston) and the RPI Board of Trustees.
I have been your erstwhile class correspondent for over 30 years and have kept in touch with many '73ers. We have a lot of very interesting and accomplished folks in our class. It will be fun to see many of you again in June at the reunion. Thanks go to our reunion leaders Ken Hoffman, Richard Simon, Steve Norton and many others. Let's get a big turnout. You won't recognize the campus, if you have not been back in the last few years!