The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship hosted a presentation by serial entrepreneur Ron Lalli on September 12. During his lecture, Lalli discussed the path he took to starting, running, and growing his business ventures. He also shared lessons that he learned along the way and gave pointers to those that are just starting out.
A dual degree alumnus and longtime trustee of Western New England University, Lalli’s entrepreneurial spirit first emerged as a mechanical engineering student when he cofounded Park Enterprises, LLC, which produced dances and concerts for college students throughout New England. In 1967 he became cofounder and executive vice president/treasurer of his own company, EBTEC, which was one of the first electron beam welding and laser sub-contacting facilities in the country and produced multiple spin-off companies. Beyond industrial ventures, Ron was instrumental in the establishment of Berkshire Brewing Co with his son, Chris Lalli, and Chris’ partner, Gary Bogoff.