Newsmaker: Gino Torriero
Noteworthy: Torriero was elected to a two-year term as chairman of the Master Builders' Association of Western Pennsylvania's Young Constructors Committee, which helps young people in the construction industry develop leadership skills and network with other professionals in the field.
Residence: Cecil, Washington County.
Occupation: Executive vice president of Canonsburg-based Nello Construction Co.
Education: Torriero is a 2000 graduate of Virginia Tech University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in building construction.
Background: He is the son of Nello Construction's founder, Giulio Torriero, and began working in the business while in high school. In his professional career, he has managed more than $1 billion in construction estimates and preconstruction services. Major projects include five Home Depot locations, Ethan Allen Furniture stores, the South Hills Bible Chapel and the Peters Township Community Center. He is working on the renovation of Mt. Lebanon High School.
Quote: "My goal as chairman is to try to create excitement for the young people in the construction industry and expose them to learning opportunities so they can stay up-to-date on the latest technologies that are being used."