Chief Technology Officer
Peter Gallerani founded Integrated Technologies, Inc. (ITI) in 1987. Peter is ITI’s President and is responsible for setting overall corporate strategy and supervision of the ITI management team. He is also ITI’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for maintaining and expanding ITI’s overall body of knowledge in surface finishing and environmental technologies. His other areas of responsibility include new business development, key client support and project management, and he provides principal level process engineering support on select projects.
Peter, an AESF Fellow, is an internationally known expert in anodizing, chromating, electroplating, electroless plating, electropolishing, phosphating, passivation, and many other surface engineering and finishing processes. He is also an expert in the application of environmental and energy technologies for toxics use and waste reduction, energy use reduction, water and wastewater treatment and recycling, ventilation and air pollution control, and AZD (approaching zero discharge). His operational areas of expertise include process planning and development, process improvement and control, process modeling and mapping, project/program management, process engineering and design, process automation, lean manufacturing, process commissioning, operations support, make/buy analysis, activity based costing, and technology demonstration and validation. He is also the co-developer of Plato’s Process Planner™ and eProcess Engineer™ expert software for the simulation, visualization, and optimization of wet manufacturing processes.
Peter has more than 35 years of surface finishing and allied industry experience, including hundreds of design, design-build, pollution prevention, and alternative technology projects with aerospace, defense, MRO, automotive, electronics, and general metal finishing applications and clients. He began his career with seven years of operating experience as the owner/manager of a contract metal finishing facility. He then worked with Resource Consultants in Nashville, TN before founding ITI, and he was a Vice President and Global Practice Leader for CH2M Hill Engineered Systems. Peter is an experienced trainer of management, technical and production staff in surface finishing and environmental technologies and Best Management Practices. He is also an experienced facilitator and leads workshops focused on process improvement and control, risk reduction, asset management, conceptual engineering, and master planning.
Peter has authored numerous publications, including two capsule reports for US EPA, Approaching Zero Discharge in Surface Finishing and Managing Cyanide in Metal Finishing. He co-authored a chapter on metal finishing for the Pollution Prevention Handbook, edited by Thomas Higgins. He also co-authored an AESF Course on Pollution Prevention and an AESF workshop on Water Quality Management in Surface Finishing. He is a Certified AESF Foundation Instructor. He was Chairman and Co-Organizer of the Annual AESF/EPA Conference on Environmental and Process Excellence for 10 years, and he was Technical Conference Chairman for SURFIN for seven years. He is past Chairman of the National Association for Metal Finishing (NASF) Technology Advisory Committee, a past member of the NASF Board of Directors, and Past President of AESF, and he has served on numerous other committees. Peter is currently an active member of NASF. He received his BS from Purdue University.