1992 - Present
For the better part of four decades, John Amicucci has worked at DeFoe Corp., a civil contracting and engineering firm in Mount Vernon, New York. After working his way up the corporate ladder for several years, he became the President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he continues to hold today. In this capacity, Amicucci assumes direct responsibility for all corporate matters and leads the more than 500 employees at the company. During his 20-year tenure as the President and CEO, John Amicucci successfully has grown the company’s annual gross volume from $2 million to more than $120 million.In addition to his work as the President and CEO of DeFoe Corp., John Amicucci works as the Finance Chairman of La Paz Golf Committee. In that role, he provides financial guidance to the committee as it raises money for children in Peru living with deformities. Amicucci also serves as the Founder and Chairman of Paterno & RCA Asphalt, an aggregate and asphalt supplier based in the New York Tri-State Area. Prior to becoming the President and CEO of DeFoe Corp. in 1992, John Amicucci worked as the Executive Vice President of the company for 10 years. In addition to representing the company’s corporate interests in all legal matters, he served as the corporate representative in union meetings and disputes on construction projects. He also possesses several years of experience as a projects superintendent, equipment supervisor, and heavy-equipment operator.Amicucci received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Nyack College in New York.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, executive staff working with John Amicucci, President and CEO of DeFoe Corporation, contacted New York metropolitan and statewide officials to state the firm’s availability to contract immediately on emergency repairs. The 66-year-old company has over the years won contracts for a wide range of public construction projects, including current work for the New York State and New York City Departments of Transportation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The associated ongoing staging and supply network would enable the firm to leverage existing infrastructure to provide the quick response necessary amid widespread damage. Additionally, DeFoe’s experienced staff members possess expertise in debris removal, utility installation, drainage, bridge and road construction, and foundational and structural work. John Amicucci, a proud New Yorker, was eager to offer his professional abilities to any needed contractual work. He also is a supporter of numerous charitable causes in his region and beyond.Superstorm Sandy lashed tropical force-level winds across some 800 miles of territory. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ranked its destructive potential near the top of the scale. The storm left more than 120 people dead in the eastern United States, most in New York and New Jersey, and caused an estimated $60 billion in property damage. More than 70,000 residences in New Jersey suffered storm-related impacts. Local, state, and federal government agencies throughout the region are currently examining options for improving building resistance to future storms.