Paul Galeski is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MAVERICK Technologies in Columbia, Ill. Following graduation from SIUE, Galeski began his professional career working as a control systems engineering with various companies including McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Monsanto Chemical Company and Anheuser-Busch.
Galeski's most notable accomplishments include building two engineering companies and growing each one into a major global service provider. He founded MAGNUM Technologies in 1989 MAVERICK Technologies in 1999. Galeski has served as part of several organizations and task forces charged with advancing the engineering field including the the ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP) Program steering committee and the Automation Federation's workforce development team. Galeski was recognized by Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Program as the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year for the state of Illinois in 2002 and was listed on the 40 under 40 of top St. Louis-area executives under age 40.
Galeski has served as the advisory director for the SIUE School of Engineering and established the MAVERICK Technologies LLC Scholarship in Engineering at SIUE. He is a lifetime member of the SIUE Alumni Association and a member of the inaugural class of the SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame.