Mr. Angelo A. Catani was born in New York City on September 24, 1932. He is a graduate of Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, where he earned a degree in mathematics.
Following 20 years as Manager of Ammunition Programs for the General Electric Armaments Division, and Vice-President, Ammunition for Aerojet Ordnance (1963-1983), Mr. Catani was named Vice-President, Marketing for Olin Defense Products Division (1983-1985); President and General Manager, Defense Products for the Olin Corporation (1985-1986); President of Olin's Ordnance Division (1987-1995); and while continuing in this position, served concurrently as Corporate Vice-President of the Olin Corporation since 1995.
He was instrumental in the development and production of medium caliber families of ammunition for the Army's Bradley fighting vehicle, Apache attack helicopter, and Bushmaster cannon, as well as the Navy's Phalanx Air Defense System, the Air Force's A10 Thunderbolt, and the Marince Corps' AV8B Harrier. Later, the Olin-produced M829A1 Kinetic Energy 120mm tank round was dubbed the "Silver Bullet" by soldiers during Operation Desert Storm. Mr. Catani has been a charter member of the Public-Private Task Force, which implemented the Armament Retooling and Manufacturing (ARMS) Initiative. He currently chairs the Board of Directors of the Munitions Industrial Base Task Force (MIBTF), which advocates a strong national defense and an adequate ammunition industrial base.