Chairman & CEO
Founded in 1969, RETTEW is a provider of comprehensive integrated engineering and related consulting services. Lauriello’s primary role consists of facilitating the creation of a compelling vision with corresponding stretch goals and then inspiring folks to achieve the vision and exceed the goals. “To be successful at this, it’s paramount to always be coaching, developing people and creating a culture that folks embrace,” he said.
Lauriello joined the RETTEW team in 1989 as a project engineer, becoming president in 2004, CEO in 2015 and chairman in 2019.
The professional accomplishment he’s most proud of is helping people succeed; helping individuals reach heights they never realized they could reach.
He shared several life lessons: Always be honest, especially when it’s hard. Stay humble and grounded. Treat everyone with respect and dignity. Remember that a helping hand or an encouraging word or just listening means a lot when people are battling difficult times.
He said at this time of year, he and his wife enjoy long winter hikes with Captain, their rambunctious German Shepard. “It’s a great way to spend time together, clear the mind, help the body feel productive, and to just get outside. Plus, it keeps Captain from unleashing his energy in the house,” he said.
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