Len DiSalvo’s contributions to JML Optical Industries as the company’s CFO, and to the Rochester community as a whole, have placed him as a finalist for the Financial Executive of the Year award, sponsored by the Rochester Business Journal and Financial Executives International.
In addition to finance and accounting, DiSalvo is responsible for human resources and information technology functions at JML Optical, which is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom precision optical components, assemblies and systems for use in the defense, medical diagnostic, life sciences, semiconductor, metrology and biometrics industries.
Prior to joining JML, DiSalvo held the positions of CFO and Vice President for Finance for Harbinger Group Inc., formerly Zapata Corp., managing acquisition and divestiture activities and serving on the board of directors of the company’s publicly traded majority-owned subsidiaries. There, he directed the creation and eventual spin-off of an internet subsidiary. DiSalvo has also held financial positions at Constellation Brands and Bausch + Lomb, Inc.
“Len has been at the heart of JML’s successful transition from a sole proprietorship to a growth company with private equity and broader management ownership,” said JML CEO and President Bob Bicksler. “Also under Len’s leadership and direct involvement, our customers will soon benefit from a new, state-of-the-art ERP system that is now being implemented.”
DiSalvo contributes to the wider Rochester community by serving as a board member of the Rochester Technology & Manufacturing Council, and as a member of the Nazareth College financial advisory council.