We are beyond proud to announce that O&N President Anthony Naccarato has been honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a 2021 Most Admired CEO. The Journal recognized 28 of nearly 100 of the region’s top executives, each having demonstrated the skills, agility, and ingenuity required to lead their companies through the most difficult times.
Among his many professional accomplishments, Anthony has taken O&N from one of the leading structural engineering firms in the Mid-Atlantic region to a nationally recognized firm while maintaining the family culture that his father created when opening the firm in 1981. O&N has grown from 50 employees and 2 offices to 80 employees and 4 offices, including offices in Northern NJ, NYC, and IN, and stock value for the firm has grown more than 40% (O&N is an Employee Stock Ownership (ESOP) firm). Despite the many challenges O&N faced during the onset of the pandemic, Anthony was able to quickly get business under control, with O&N maintaining the entirety of its staff throughout 2020.
Anthony, or “Tony” as we know him, maintains a commitment to engaging young people in the fields of engineering and design. He served as the Founding Board Chair of the ACE Mentor Program Greater Philadelphia Affiliate from 2003-2013 and remains a member of the National Board of Director’s Leadership Council. Tony is also the Immediate Past Board Chair of the National Kidney Foundation (NFK) Eastern PA/NJ and is a champion of many fundraising events throughout the year, including the NFK Golf Outing and NFK Walk.
Perhaps the best example of Tony’s impact on this company comes from this quote from the submission: “When Anthony took over as President, there was excitement among the staff. Anthony is committed to the betterment of the company and his employees. When push comes to shove, Anthony will always put the company and employees before himself.”
The Business Journal will recognize each of these leaders and 2021 Most Admired CEOs at a live event at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia on Dec. 9 and profile all 28 in a special print edition of the paper on Dec. 10.