Robert A. Brullo ’66
Bob held a variety of R&D, marketing, sales and management positions within 3M, a diversified global company known for their innovative products. In 1996 he was instrumental in creating and running a joint venture company named Dyneon LLC, between 3M and Hoechst, A.G., a major German chemical company. During his tenure at 3M, Bob was the managing director responsible for 3M’s subsidiary operations in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Bob retired from 3M at the end of 2007 having lastly served as the vice president of International Technical Operations.
He and his wife, Kathleen, split time between their home in Minnesota and their primary residence near Tucson, AZ. They have three married daughters and seven grandchildren. Though distance can be an inconvenience at times, Bob continues to value his membership on the Saint Patrick Board of Trustees and is a former board chairman.
In 2015 Bob (class of ’66) and Kathy created an endowment at St. Pat’s earmarked to helping students interested in a career in science. More recently, Bob has taken a strong interest in the schools’ evolving initiatives including STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), STRIKER (robotics) and Incubator (an innovative program modeled after “shark tank”).
In his words, “I highly value what Saint Patrick is doing to give so many students an opportunity to better themselves and finding ways to both contribute to the future of St. Pat’s and to society … which is what I have tried to accomplish.”