The People Behind Our Success



Co-President Paul started full time at M&V in 1963. Prior to that, he worked in managerial positions at The Port of New York Authority and The Western Electric Company in Manhattan. Paul started out with dual responsibilities in the manufacturing and order making departments. Eventually he took over direction of the processing department. Later on, in 1975, when the founder, Joseph Vallario retired, Paul took over as President of M&V Provisions and his partner Anthony (Tony) Ciuffo assumed the office of Executive Vice President. He and Tony have been together, at M&V, for 44 years and have shared control and direction of the company since Joseph Vallario retired.

    Paul has undergraduate and graduate degrees in business. In addition to M&V Paul has helped start and run 3 successful car wash businesses, 2 Executive Fitness centers, a Boating publication, a retail food outlet, a Music and Publishing company and several real estate ventures including a large commercial/residential condo complex in Brooklyn.

    His special interests off the job are boating, , and music. He is a member of the Songwriters Guild of America and is a published songwriter. Two of his songs; "There Was a Time in America" and "Hey Now" were just released (April 07), in a new album called "Real Music." This album was a joint collaboration between Black Rose Productions and Bulldog Evans records. A DVD of "There Was a Time in America" has also been contracted by MTV for a new music channel they are coming out with. This particular song was the subject of newspaper articles several years ago, including a Newsday Special Feature Article. Paul has appeared on radio and TV discussing the subject matter of that song which is school violence and its' cause.

    In spite of all those accomplishments, his greatest love is his family. He is married to his wife Marie since 1961 and they have three children: Marian, Joseph and Paul Jr., as well as six grandchildren: Colin, Jessica, Shayna, Leah, Jack and Gianna. (at last count).

    Paul feels that M&V's strongest point has always been and still is its' willingness and ability to fulfill its' customers needs better than any of its' competitors. That includes more products, faster service, better purchasing, a very strong, hands-on hard-working management and supervisory team, and utilization of the latest high tech tools. Equally important is the reputation for honesty and straight-shooting that M&V has earned over the years.

    Paul is very proud that there are three generations of family involved in the business. He looks forward to the future of M&V and feels certain that the younger generation of family and non-family managers will carry on M&V's traditions through the next 50 years.

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