Laura Grondin, Chair
Laura Grondin is President & CEO of Virginia Industries, Inc., a privately-held industrial products company headquartered in Rocky Hill, CT. Through its subsidiaries Bingham & Taylor, Hartford Technologies, and Lincoln Door Systems, Virginia Industries supplies a diverse range of products including meter and valve boxes, balls, bearings, and rollers to the gas and water, automotive, and industrial markets. The company operates manufacturing and distribution facilities in the US and in China.
Ms. Grondin is an owner and serves on the Board of Directors of Virginia Industries. During her twelve-year tenure as CEO, she reorganized the company to compete successfully in the global economy. Previously she served as President of the company’s Hartford Bearing Company division.
Ms. Grondin serves on the Board of the American Foundry Society, The Committee of 200, CONNSTEP, the Aurora Foundation for Women and Girls and YaleWomen, Inc. She is a member of the New England Advisory Council to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She is an active participant in Vistage, an international organization of CEOs.
Ms. Grondin earned her B.A. from Yale University in 1985.