Boys & Girls Club Names New Board Members

Gardner News
February 1, 2016

LEOMINSTER — The Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster announced today that Thomas Mutti, Mark Bodanza, and Jonas Angus will join its local Board of Directors.

“All three men bring years of experience that will be an asset to the Club as it continues helping local youth achieve their full potential,” said BGCFL Board chair Justin Gelinas.

Thomas Mutti, a Leominster resident, is the executive administrator of the Ronald M. Ansin Foundation, and is heavily involved in a multitude of civic and charitable pursuits, especially the HealthAlliance Hospital Guild and the Boy Scouts. Prior to his current position with the Foundation, he managed a real estate law firm in Boston for 5 years.

Mark C. Bodanza is a trial lawyer, historian and author. He has written six books, including authorized biographies on Boston Celtic greats Sam Jones and JoJo White, and numerous historical newspaper columns. Bodanza has been a guest commentator on radio and television programs nationwide. He has also appeared as a lecturer at schools and colleges throughout the country. Currently, he serves the city of Leominster as a Ward Councilor and Library Trustee. Bodanza lives in Leominster, Massachusetts, with his wife and children.

Jonas Angus, P. Eng., graduated from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, N.B., Canada in 1982 with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, he worked with engineering and administrative teams at several organizations, including POLYSAR LTD, DSM Sarlink TPE, E & E, Building & Construction, Automotive Weatherseals, and TICONA . His entrepreneurial spirit saw Angus go solo when he co-founded Thermoplastic Rubber Systems, Inc. in Shirley, Massachusetts, USA, in the year 2000, where he served as President & CEO. He co-developed the NexPrene TPV ( EPDM/PP ) product which has gained world approvals in Automotive, Building & Construction, Wire & Cable, FDA , Medical and NSF applications. He is currently the President of TPESolutions, Inc.

In addition to his professional career, Jonas has been heavily involved with the Club in the past, specifically with the teen FIRST Robotics program, where teens are introduced to engineering and design through robot building and programming, as well as Just Understand My Potential (J.U.M.P), a program that facilitates teen leadership through extensive hikes in the White Mountains. Additionally, he has assisted in the teen Career Launch program, in which Club members tour local businesses and welcome guest speakers to learn about different careers and the requirements needed for each. Lastly, Jonas developed a financial literacy program that has been used to teach responsibility in finances to Club members.