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Jersey City Native and Alcoa Executive Joseph C. Muscari Appointed to NJIT Board

New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has appointed Joseph C. Muscari, executive vice president of Alcoa and group president of Asia and Latin America, to the NJIT Board of Overseers. The NJIT Board of Overseers works to give the university national and international recognition by supporting and encouraging research, establishing fellowships and scholarships and facilitating fund-raising for the benefit of the university’s academic programs.

Joseph C. Muscari, who was born in Jersey City and currently lives in Manhattan, is a member of Alcoa’s Executive Council, the senior leadership group that provides strategic direction for the company.

Muscari rose to these positions after spending more than 30 years with Alcoa. In the earlier part of his career, he worked as an industrial engineer with assignments in the company’s plants in New Kensington, PA, Massena, NY and Cleveland, OH. Later, he took on other assignments first as director of Alcoa’s information technology group, then as vice president of the Stolle Corporation, a diversified Alcoa business located in Sidney, Ohio and eventually stepping into the presidency of Alcoa Asia, Tokyo. In the latter position, he lived for five years with his family in Tokyo. He returned to the U.S. in 1997 as vice president of Audit with responsibility for creating an integrated system for audit processes and was subsequently named vice president, Environment, Health & Safety, Audit and Compliance for the company, a newly created position.

Muscari holds a bachelor’s of science degree in industrial engineering from NJIT, an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, an honorary Doctor of Law from Salem-Teikyo University, Tokyo and is a member of two honorary engineering societies, Tau Beta Pi and Alpha Pi Mu.

One of the nation's leading public technological universities, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) is a top-tier research university that prepares students to become leaders in the technology-dependent economy of the 21st century. NJIT's multidisciplinary curriculum and computing-intensive approach to education provide technological proficiency, business acumen and leadership skills. With an enrollment of more than 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, NJIT offers small-campus intimacy with the resources of a major public research university. NJIT is a global leader in such fields as solar research, nanotechnology, resilient design, tissue engineering, and cyber-security, in addition to others. NJIT ranks 5th among U.S. polytechnic universities in research expenditures, topping $110 million, and is among the top 1 percent of public colleges and universities in return on educational investment, according to PayScale.com.