Thomas Scarangello ’79, the former chief executive officer and current executive chairman of Thornton Tomasetti, a New-York based engineering consulting firm, has been selected as the newest member of the Manhattan College Board of Trustees.
Scarangello has more than 40 years of experience in structural engineering working on many different projects, ranging from sports and entertainment arenas and stadiums to high-rise commercial and mixed-use buildings.
“As a proud Jasper, I am honored to join the board of trustees of Manhattan College,” Scarangello said. “I look forward to contributing to strategic planning and visioning that will incorporate emerging technologies and reimagine how fine institutions of higher education like Manhattan College can best serve our students, our community, and the world.”
He led Thornton Tomasetti to the forefront of project delivery services and engineering technologies for building analysis, design, and construction. Scarangello oversaw the development of the firm’s strategic plan for growth and innovations in building information modeling, a 3D model-based tool that provides users with a digital representation of a facility’s physical and functional characteristics. He also managed the organization’s integrated product delivery, a system that seeks efficiency and involvement of each participant throughout all phases of design, fabrication, and construction.
He is a past chairman and director emeritus of the New York Building Congress and serves as a trustee of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Scarangello holds bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Manhattan College and holds a professional mechanics degree from Columbia University.