Meet Anthony S. Tantuccio—Featured YP for June


Where are you from? Brooklyn, New York

What company/institution do you work for?

Technical Investigator, Bristol Myers Squibb, Global Manufacturing Science and Technology

Where did you complete/are you completing your chemical engineering education?

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

How many years have you been a member of AIChE?

Five years

Describe a recent challenge you managed, notable achievement, or obstacle you overcame at your job or in your work as an AIChE member?

I was given the role of leading a team to develop a monitoring plan for a commercial scale manufacturing process. Cross-functional experts of the process had to be identified and meetings had to be held with team members from different countries and time zones. Due to the sheer amount of information that comes from a commercial scale process, it was very challenging to collect, organize, and analyze all the data needed to justify the inclusion of selected process parameters and quality attributes to be monitored. I overcame this by breaking the process down to its unit operations and collecting the reports from each. Not all the data was in a format that was conducive to my analysis, so I wrote some Matlab scripts and Excel macros to assemble the information in an automated and efficient way that cut the time I would have had to spend organizing hundreds of pages of information. The plan was endorsed and is being considered to serve as a benchmark for future monitoring plans.


A humorous demonstration of Anthony's great determination and can-do attitude.

What do you do to meet people in your field?

I try to attend and volunteer at AIChE events of course, but I also extend my professional networking to conferences, external meetings that are advertised, and alumni events. You never know where you are going to make contact with someone who may jumpstart your career or provide you with a new opportunity, so it's important to expose yourself to as many opportunities as possible. It's simple probability, the more exposure you have in your field:

  • the greater the chance you have to be recognized and remembered when your skills are needed
  • the better understanding you will have of what the trends are in your industry
  • the more ideas you will generate to solve challenging problems

These advantages will give you the one-up on those who are not out there networking.

There are two types of ChemEs... those who_______ and those who ________.

Work hard and work harder! I like to consider myself of the latter.

What's the first thought you have when you wake up in the morning?

What body part am I exercising today?

If your first and last initials stood for something other than your name, what would that be?

Amazingly Technical... seriously though.

If your college had offered a class on real-life skills for the aspiring ChE, what would you want them to teach?

How to identify those who have the answers and not to be afraid to ask the difficult questions.

If you weren't a ChE what would you most want to be?

Mechanical engineer

What don't most people know about you?

My middle name is Stash, which is Polish for Stanley. I'm named after my late uncle who passed away not long before I was born.

How many ChEs does it take to screw in a light bulb?

As many as it takes to find the light bulb. You can contact Anthony through is LinkedIn profile.

Join us in CONGRATULATING Anthony by commenting below!


Jeannette's picture

Anthony is my nephew, and his family knows first-hand how hard he has worked toward his goals and endeavors. He is an extemely intelligent, reliable, honest, forthright and dependable young man. We are so very proud of him, and continue to be amazed at his accomplishments. Way to go Anthony! We love you!

Elaine's picture

Congratulations Anthony! You deserve it, and we are so very proud of you! Keep up the good work!

maria's picture

ive know anthony since he was a tot! wonderful young man to know. love Maria

Adrian's picture

This guy is brilliant, funny and amazing. He found the key to happiness on the way.

Cousin D's picture

My cousin Anthony's most likeable trait is: RESPONSIVENESS. He has many sides, quick in tought and action, clever with words, skillful at handling others, brimful of new ideas. He's intelligent, adaptable, analytical, cautious, and conservative in approach. He won't just sit back and watch the world go by. He is endlessly curious about everything and must be a part of the busy endless scene. Duality is his most famouse trait. He usually wants more than one of everything. His nature is restless, on the go, in quest of new idfeas and fresh experiences. He's known for his original point of view, and others often seek his afvice. He tends to be intellectual and approaches life on a mental rather than emotional basis. Born with the gift of persuasion, he could sell ice in Greenland. With very little preparartion he can make a marvelous initial impression. In his work he'd take the practical approach and disregard anything he couldn't put into use. He not satidfied with being ordinary. He's open to looking at different ways of looking at things. I'm very proud to call Anthony part of this family :-) ~D~