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IAET to salute father-son duo

The Italian American Executives of Transportation honored a dynamic father-son duo at their Nov. 16 gala at Ashton Place in Willowbrook. (708-212-1051) Michael Tadin Jr., president of MAT Construction Inc., was honored as Man of the Year at the event, and Michael A. Tadin, president of Marina Cartage Inc., was hailed as Humanitarian of the Year. Tadin Jr. launched MAT Construction in 1999, offering road-grinding, paving and general contracting services. He launched his real estate arm, Morgan Street Development, 15 years ago, and MAT Asphalt LLC last year. He is a member of the Illinois Roadbuilders Association and the Illinois ...

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IAET honors Mario Weber, Drs. Cascio and Discipio

The Italian American Executives of Transportation held its 47th annual dinner dance on Nov. 17 at Alta Villa Banquets. With almost 500 in attendance, the event continues to deliver quality, enjoyment and many surprises. Mario Giuseppe Weber was honored as Man of the Year. Mario is general manager for Midway Dodge, vice president of American Finance, and senior portfolio manager for JB Real Estate Management. He proposed to Hana Koussa from the podium, making the evening truly magical. The pressure was on, but she said yes! Dr. Samuel Cascio and Dr. Joseph Discipio, two legends in the dental industry, were ...

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IAET salutes Weber, Discipio, Cascio

The Italian American Executives of Transportation honored Mario Giuseppe Weber, Dr. Samuel Cascio and Dr. Joseph Discipio on Nov. 17 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. (708-212-1051) The organization submitted the following profiles: Mario Weber — Man of the Year Mario Weber was born in Park Ridge, Illinois, in 1978 to Alberto and Josette Mentesana Weber, who trace their roots back to Sicily. His father’s family is from Termini Imerese and his mother’s is from Campofelice di Fitalia. Mario has a sister, Adriana, who is married to Stephen Metcalf, who originally hails from Fort Worth, Texas. An immense influence and ...

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IAET dinner dance was one for the record books

The Italian American Executives of Transportation held their 2017 Dinner Dance at Alta Villa Banquets on Nov. 19. More than 600 were in attendance, making it one of the largest dinner dances of the year. Dominic Romanazzi was honored as Man of the Year, and Wayne Bubak was honored as Humanitarian. Past IAET honoree Lou Cairo did a tremendous job as master of ceremonies. As president of Teamsters 330, Dominic represents more than 2,000 members working in virtually every industry including public employee, construction, ready warehouse, beverage, school bus and waste removal. He handles administration and all major negotiations for ...

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IAET honors Cicinelli, the Comellas and Gerasole

    The Italian American Executives of Transportation honored Sam Cicinelli, Al and Marlene Comella, and Vince Gerasole on Nov. 19 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. (708-212-1051)   Sam Cicinelli Sam Cicinelli is the leader of one of the largest Mechanics’ Union in the country. He is the Directing Business Representative of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), Automobile Mechanics’ Union Local 701, representing more than 6,400 active members and over 4,200 retired members. He is extremely proud of his heritage and has always displayed a passion to help those in need. Sam is the son of Ursula, ...

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IAET honors Onesti, Nicotera at standout gala

    The Italian American Executives of Transportation held their 2015 Dinner Dance at Alta Villa Banquets on Nov. 22, 2015. Despite the snow, more than 600 were in attendance, making it once again one of the largest dinner dances of the year. The IAET honored Ron Onesti, president of Onesti Entertainment, as Man of the Year. A titan in the Italian American community and entertainment industry, Ron generously donates his time and talents locally while entertaining audiences across the country. Lou “Sonny” Nicotera was honored as Humanitarian of the Year. Sonny is one of the finest gentlemen you will ...

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IAET to honor Ron Onesti and Sonny Nicotera

The Italian American Executives of Transportation will honor Ron Onesti as Man of the Year and Sonny Nicotera as Humanitarian of the Year on Nov. 21 at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. (708-212-1051) “Ron and Sonny are cut of the same cloth,” says IAET President Vito D’Ambrosio. “They brings passion, skill and intelligence to bear on preserving our heritage and they’re extremely generous with their time, talent and resources. They represent the best that our community has to offer.” IAET 2015 Man of the Year Ron Onesti Ron Onesti is an entertainment industry powerhouse recognized as an innovative leader across ...

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Italian American Executives of Transportation 2014 Dinner Dance

Every year, the Italian American Executives of Transportation undertakes two noble goals: to give students a chance to further their academic dreams and recognize those who’ve made a big difference in the lives of others. That they feed people generously at their annual banquet is another story (which we’ll get to eventually). But to be sure, a capacity crowd enjoyed the festivities at the Nov. 22 event, held at Alta Villa Banquets in Addison. “Without the help and encouragement of the officers, board members, our committees, and the membership of the IAET, this event could not be possible,” says Vito ...

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