Dr. Carol L. Fatuzzo is the founder and President/CEO of New Horizons Business Ventures, Inc., a company providing management assistance for R&D Turnaround and growth. Prior to founding NHBV in late 2004, Dr. Fatuzzo served as a Technical Director in 3M, one of the 100 largest U.S. Manufacturing Corporations. Dr. Fatuzzo's professional career at 3M included over 30 years of technical leadership positions.
Drawing on her experiences in business and consulting, Carol Fatuzzo has co-authored, with her husband (Ennio Fatuzzo), several business books and articles. Recently, the Fatuzzos have published a new book: "Creating New Superstars - A Guide to Businesses that Soar above the Sea of Normality." This is not your typical business book. It is a story about creating the future for business and humanity through technology. This understandable and compelling narrative provides insight into the chaotic forces changing everyone and everything.
In addition, the Fatuzzos have published the English translations of two of Giacomo Fatuzzo’s books (father of Ennio Fatuzzo). The first is the award winning Italian war memoir: "The Death of the Julia Division - Memoirs of an Officer." This isn't a business book. It is a compelling true story that offers relevant insights to those in leadership positions struggling to survive. And the second, published just now, is the novel “Two Souls in the Sun – A Twisted Love Story.” This tale is a beautifully described journey of a lonely young officer, isolated in the vast and beautiful desert of Colonial Africa, as he descends into insanity while grappling with a love that turns to hate.
For more information on all of the Fatuzzo’s books and articles, visit their publishing web site fatuzzobooks.com.
Dr. Fatuzzo has extensive experience in providing business/organization strategic direction; identifying and developing new businesses; and forming, restructuring, and rebuilding technical organizations. Organizations she led were responsible for inventing, developing, and commercializing over 100 new products for which she and her people won numerous internal and external awards. She also has experience in providing leadership for assessing new business opportunities, acquisitions and joint ventures.
During her 30 year career with 3M she led/managed all typical technical functions and served as the Director of a number of different business and technology laboratories including the Medical Device Division, Printing Products Division, Commercial Graphics Division, and the Corporate Manufacturing Process Film Technology Centers. Responsibilities were global and ranged from developing strategic directions to technology research to product and process development and scale-up. She also had responsibilities for pilot plant and semi-works manufacturing operations.
Dr. Fatuzzo's product/technology expertise ranges from optical films to biomedical electrodes and sensors to electronic imaging systems, and includes adhesive tapes and a wide variety of imaging media. Her manufacturing expertise includes vacuum and solvent coating, chemical processing, radiation curing, microreplication, and clean room assembly. Her business/market expertise includes areas in Health Care, Graphic Arts, and Printing. She also has developed several different multi-phase New Product Commercialization Systems that were successfully used by 3M.
Dr. Fatuzzo has a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Illinois and is trained in the Six Sigma Process. She is the holder of 2 patents and has 15 published papers.