The People Behind Our Success


(Dr. Tony)

Dr. Tony also started full time in 1963. He came to M&V from a management position at Bankers' Trust. Tony immediately took on responsibility for outside sales. He was so successful in bringing new business into the company that it got harder and harder for him to get out selling. So he gradually started working inside on purchasing and sales while sharing all other responsibilities with Joseph and Paul Vallario.

Tony has an undergraduate degree a Master's Degree in business, and a Doctorate in Business and Entrepreneurship. He is married to Joan and they have three children: Ann Marie, Michael and Anthony Jr. as well as seven grandchildren: Joey, Justin, Eric, Melissa, Michael, Anthony and Anthony Kenneth. He has many interests off the job. He was an adjunct professor, teaching Business at a local college. He taught entrepreneurship for adult education. Tony also gets involved in organizing and running large craft and street fairs for various towns in Long Island. In addition, he is the Special Assistant to The Mayor of New Hyde Park for Business Development and serves on Congress Woman Carolyn McCarthy's Small Business Advisory Committee and a member of the Advisory Board for the Business Administration Department at Boricua College. Tony has written several research journals, including Family Business, Leadership, entrepreneurship, Writing a Business Plan, Business Development, and Starting your Own Business Workshop. Dr. Ciuffo was also instrumental in starting 12 successful business enterprises. As if that wasn't enough, he is involved in building a Condo complex in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His hobby is business, his interest is business, and his second love is business (first love being his wife Joan and family).

Tony feels that M&V's strong points are it's aggressive marketing techniques and having the right product at the right price. Also, its commitment to form a partnership with its customers and suppliers have assured M&V's longevity. Its honesty and friendly demeanor have enhanced its reputation throughout the years. M&V's caring and hard working supervisors along, with the involvement of Paul and Tony's sons, Joseph Vallario and Michael Ciuffo will continue M&V's success as a 3rd generation business into the 21st Century.

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