Mr. Ardizzone is a member of the Advisory Board of Filtration Solutions, Inc. He has over 40 years’ experience with turbomachinery and works directly with the President to commercialize proprietary and patented membrane filtration technologies. He provides engineering and administrative services to achieve compliance to industry standards, regulations and contract requirements. He conducts design reviews and provides recommendations to the Principal Engineer to achieve desired mechanical design outcomes.
Prior to joining FSI, Mr. Ardizzone was Director of Engineering for the engineered products group of Colfax Corporation. He created an integrated engineering organization across several business operations in the U.S. and Europe for new product development (NPD) while partnering with independent, innovative and entrepreneurial companies to complement corporate core technologies. Projects competed for company funding and included development of pumps, valves, actuators and control systems. Mr. Ardizzone obtained additional development funding grants from outside the company. His NPD team including key partnering companies, contributed to the development of an automated damage control system intended for new U.S. Navy ship platforms. The company provided components included triple-offset torque seated (TOTS) valves with programmable actuators. The system is based on autonomous distributed control technology with layered architecture to provide a reconfiguration capability. This ensures the ship has the fastest possible response time to any casualty events. The system improves survivability while reducing the number of crewmembers needed for damage control.
Mr. Ardizzone held various positions in marketing, quality, engineering, manufacturing and as Plant Manager for ITT, Ingersoll-Dresser and Worthington. He designed noise quiet pumps for Electric Boat and Huntington-Ingalls and has experience in the development, manufacture, installation, commissioning and analysis of complex turbomachinery, such as multi-stage high pressure barrel pumps for the U.S. Navy, Power, Steel, Paper Mill and Oil & Gas industries.
Mr. Ardizzone served in the U.S. Navy for six years, was Commanding Officer SIMA (Ship Intermediate Maintenance Activity) Detachment, worked on the Army’s M60 Overhaul and M1 Tank Development Programs, the Navy Strategic Oil Reserve and was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation, Joint Services Commendation Medal and Combat Action Ribbon. He completed a GE Supplier Six-Sigma Green-Belt program, is a member of the U.S. Naval War College Foundation and the American Society of Naval Engineers.
Mr. Ardizzone earned a B.S.M.E. from the U.S. Naval Academy, a M.S from Polytechnic University (formerly Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn) and an M.B.A. from New York University.