#StartingUpPA Alumni Spotlight
Alex Tufano | Tufano Trucking Co., LLC | Saint Vincent College '13
Alex Tufano, a May 2013 graduate of Saint Vincent College, is a successful entrepreneur and owner of Tufano Trucking Co., LLC, which provides transportation services for the Marcellus Shale industry and various construction firms.
Seeing an opening in the market, Tufano started his business to address the needs of the emerging Marcellus Shale industry in the region. He borrowed money to purchase two tri-axle dump trucks and started working for stone quarries and road crews. He now primarily works with Marcellus companies and has expanded to a fleet of five trucks and four employees. Tufano handles a broad spectrum of duties in his business, from routine maintenance on trucks, hiring drivers, bookkeeping, and networking with other businesses and individuals to help the company grow even more successful.
Tufano recently served as an alumni panelist at its "Starting Up PA" panel discussion and roundtable event at the state capitol, which was attended by more than 40 lawmakers and legislative staff.