Vince Pugliese serves as chairman and CEO of Pugliese Properties. Prior to founding Pugliese Properties in 2007, Mr. Pugliese served as President and CEO of Accutest Laboratories for 30 years. Accutest is one of the largest environmental testing firms in the United States. He directed his family business to unprecedented growth, positioning Accutest as the leader in the industry. Accutest was named to the “Inc. 500” list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S., four consecutive years.
Accutest was sold to Bolder Capital, a co-investor with the Edgewater Funds, a Chicago based private equity firm, in May of 2007. Mr. Pugliese continued as CEO, retiring from his position, in December of 2011. Upon his retirement, Accutest was the third largest testing laboratory in the Nation, employing 650 professionals, with 8 full service laboratories and 14 service centers, strategically located throughout the U.S. Accutest has since been purchased by SGS North America, a leading Multi-National inspection, verification, testing and certification company based in Geneva, Switzerland.
He maintains a philosophy of building a strong, customer driven entrepreneurial team, coupled with long term profitable growth with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. Mr. Pugliese oversees the investment portflio for the Pugliese Family Office in Princeton, NJ.
He holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from Rutgers University.