Engineering & Applied Sciences

Distinguished Alumni

Louis Montulli

Louis T. Montulli’s career has included senior positions in the military, federal government and private sector, during which he gained an extensive background in the research, development and marketing of high-tech products.

After graduating from the University of Rochester in 1962 with a bachelor’s of science degree in mechanical engineering, he joined the Air Force. He served in a number of capacities, most notably as assistant for defense programs to the U.S. Secretary of Energy during the 1970s, and as senior policy analyst for the White House Office of Science and Technology from 1981 to 1984.

While serving in the Air Force, he was awarded the meritorious service medal for his research at the Air Force Institute of Technology, where he received a master’s degree in engineering. He then received his PhD in engineering from UCLA.

Upon retiring from the Air Force as a colonel in 1984, Montulli joined the Boeing Military Airplane Company in Wichita, Kan., where he was vice president for research and engineering for five years. He supervised 8,500 people and hundreds of key projects.

He was then employed by Lockheed Martin Corporation from 1989 to 1996.  As senior vice president of new business development, marketing and advanced systems, he refocused resources on three commercial and military products resulting in $200 million in new orders in one year. He started several successful commercial spinoffs in subsequent years.

In 1999 he became CEO and chairman of the board of Greenland Corp., a provider of automated financial service machines and complimentary software and Service Center Support.

Montulli has served on the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, the NASA Technical Advisory Board, as well as other government and university boards and panels. For example, he has been active in alumni affairs at the University of Rochester, and was an honorary member of the Trustees’ Council.