Business Solutions Manager
Nicholas Gallerani (Nic) joined Integrated Technologies, Inc. (ITI) on a full-time basis in 2014, after working part time for the company while attending undergraduate and graduate schools. In 2017, Nic was appointed President of Integrated Technologies Canada (ITC), which was incorporated that same year as a wholly-owned subsidiary of ITI. Nic currently maintains positions in both ITI and ITC. As Vice President and Business Solutions Manager of ITI, Nic’s areas of responsibility include client services management, new business development, sales and marketing strategy planning and implementation, supply chain management, and select project delivery support. As President of ITC, Nic oversees the strategic business opportunities and supply chain provided by the Canadian market.
Nic has worked to solidify ITI’s brand as the industry-leading project delivery firm in the global surface finishing industry. Nic’s primary focus areas are to develop projects in the North American and strategic international markets, develop ITI’s global supply chain, and to manage project delivery with ITI/ITC’s strategic suppliers in Canada. Nic was responsible for establishing and managing the design, engineering, fabrication, and factory testing of key deliverables sourced in Quebec for ITI’s project at the Rock Island Arsenal (RIA), Tinker AFB (Tinker), Watervliet Arsenal (WVA), and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO). Nic was the Project Manager and lead process engineer in the mapping of current and future manufacturing flow for eighteen (18) key components – tubes, rings, blocks, and carriers that form a complete tank cannon barrel – manufactured at WVA. WVA contracted ITI to optimize factory flow, including the incorporation of $250 Million in new manufacturing equipment through 2020. Nic has also supported Investment Grade Audits (IGA) to develop ECM projects at Tinker AFB and RIA and process modeling at S&C Electric.
Nic is also leading the organization of a new business unit focused on sustainable manufacturing services for our clients. The core piece of this strategy is the reengineering of ITI’s sophisticated process modeling software, Plato’s Process Planner™ (Plato) and the development of our proprietary process and plant design software, eProcessEngineer™ (ePE). Plato is an expert tool that allows for complex modeling of wet process plants to visualize opportunities to optimize processes and assess activity-based process costs. ePE is a suite of surface finishing plant design tools.
Nic has completed a number of technical training courses and certifications. In 2015 he completed the Essentials of Chemical Engineering for Non-Chemical Engineers course with The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and Level I and II workshops with the Aluminum Anodizers Council. In 2016 he completed two workshops with the Lean Enterprise Institute: Lean Fundamentals for Sales Organizations and Value-Stream Mapping: A Methodology for Sustainable System Improvement. In 2016, Nic also became a Certified Electroplater Finisher (CEF), a certification offered by the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF).
Prior to joining ITI, Nic first received his BS in International Politics, with a minor in Latin American Studies, from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and then completed his Masters in International Management at Università Bocconi in Milan, Italy. His Master’s Thesis focused on sustainability practices in the aerospace surface finishing industry, in particular, the impact of regulatory pressures on environmental innovation activities of firms across the aerospace surface finishing supply chain. His thesis has since been cited at NASF’s annual SUR/FIN conference and circulated throughout the surface finishing industry.
Nic has a great deal of international experience, having both lived and worked abroad in Italy, Spain, and Brazil. His previous experience includes internships with a major cutting tools manufacturer in Bilbao, Spain and with The Policy Group in Washington, D.C., who manages the National Association for Metal Finishing (NASF). Nic is an active member of NASF and its Mexican counterpart, La Asociación Mexicana de Industriales de Acabados Superficiales (AMAS). In addition to English, Nic is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese.