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Captain Robert W. Piazza
Co-Owner & President, Price Pump

Cal Maritime

B.S. Marine Engineering (1965)
  • President and CEO of Price Pump Company, established in 1932 and located in Sonoma, CA. Price Pump Company is a privately owned manufacturer of pumps used in semiconductor, medical and general industry services with 33 employees. He holds a U.S. patent for magnetic driven pump design.
  • Former Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing with Dresser Industries (now Halliburton).
  • Enlisted in the Naval Reserve in 1961, commissioned as an ensign shortly after graduation, served as an engineering officer aboard the U.S.S. Finch, then conducting fire support and maritime search and seizure operations in Vietnam.
  • After his release from active duty in 1967, he served as 3rd engineer with the Military Sea Transport Service. He continued his military service as a reservist, progressing to the rank of captain before his retirement following the Gulf War in 1991.
  • Serves on Cal Maritime's Industry Advisory Committee and several roles in the Alumni Association in addition to dedicating his time to mentor current students.

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