- BS Metallurgical Engineering 1960
President and Owner of Veltec Corp., Mr. Vellella graduated from Michigan Tech in 1960 with a B.S. degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Mr. Vellella then signed on with the Republic Steel Corporation, where he worked on the development of ultra-pure flotation processes for the iron ore division and invented slag metal recovery systems. He served as a consultant in the mid-60s for the Union Carbide Corp. and materials Separators, Inc., both in Ohio, and for Inmetco in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, eventually becoming the founder and president of the Pittsburgh Pacific Processing Co. From 1986 to the present, Mr. Vellella became founder and director of Veltec laboratories, and served as director of the Western Pacific Technology Corporation and the Ferrous Environmental Recycling Corporation.
Other consulting positions include the Scientific Ecology Group of the Westinghouse Corporation and Rouge Industries, and other companies in Venezuela and France. In all, Mr. Vellella has been a consultant in the mineral processing area for fifteen corporations, and has held director or partner positions in seven corporations. Mr. Vellella holds many professional memberships, including the metallurgical honor society Alpha Sigma Mu as a Tech student, the American Institute of metallurgical Engineers, the mining and Mineral Engineering Industrial Advisory Board, and the Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Academy. Mr. Vellella also served for four years in the U.S. Air Force, and was a Special Weapons supervisor. He currently resides in Moon Township, Pennsylvania.
From 2006 Induction to the Department of Chemical Engineering Academy