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The Story of Ovidio Pugnale


  • Born in Udine, Italy
  • Emigrated to United States with Mother, Mercedes, and older sister, Argia through Ellis Island
  • Worked in brickyard in East Canton, OH during high school
  • Attended Kent State University
  • Commissioned Officer in United States Air Force as a Navigator
  • Became a B-52 Pilot
  • Retired as Full Colonel in 1981
  • Became General Manager of AM Bruning EMS in Dayton, OH
  • Led management buyout from AM International to form Image Memory Systems, Inc.
  • Pioneered Aperture Card Scanning Software in late 1980's through late 1990's
  • Participated in roll-up IPO to form ImageMax, Inc. in December 1997