Carol L. Fatuzzo, Ph.D.
President & CEO
New Horizons Business Ventures, Inc. (NHBV)
Dr. Carol L. Fatuzzo is the founder and President/CEO of New Horizons Business Ventures, Inc., an enterprise providing management guidance for company survival 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.
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 and 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.
One of Dr. Fatuzzo's key strengths is the skill to assess whether or not the objectives and timing of R&D programs are aligned with the objectives and timing of the business. Then, based on her diverse experiences at 3M, she has the ability to work with management involved to develop corrective action strategies and plans as necessary.
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 or Illinois and is trained in the Six Sigma Process. She is the holder of 2 patents and has 15 published papers.