Ernest DianastasisFounder and CEO, The Precisionists, Inc.
Mr. Dianastasis has been a director of the Science Center since 2009. He is Founder and CEO of The Precisionists, Inc., a global administrative services and information technology company dedicated to employing 10,000 people with disabilities by the year 2025.
In this role, he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company, which is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware with a national focus. Throughout his career, Mr. Dianastasis has demonstrated a passion for creating meaningful careers for people with disabilities, while at the same time delivering world class service to customers. Prior to The Precisionists, he was a senior executive at the IT company CAI, growing its Delaware Valley operation from 1 to 1,400+ associates, making CAI one of the three largest IT firms in the Delaware Valley. Mr. Dianastasis also initiated CAI’s operations in Shanghai, China, which opened in 2005.
Mr. Dianastasis served on the board of Pepco Holdings, Inc., a major public energy company which included Potomac Electric Power, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric under its umbrella of companies. He is Chairman of First State Innovation, a private sector led non-profit initiative to foster a more entrepreneurial environment in Delaware, which is closely aligned with the Council on Competitiveness in Washington, D.C., to which Mr. Dianastasis also belongs. He has been a member of The Delaware Business Roundtable since 2001, and currently serves on the executive committee. He is a member of the Delaware State Chamber Board of Directors, and serves as the Chairman of the State of Delaware’s Vision Coalition effort, focusing on improving the future of public education in Delaware. He serves on the boards of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and Select Greater Philadelphia’s Strategic Operating Committee.
In 2011, Mr. Dianastasis was recognized by the Delmarva Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America as Citizen of the Year. He is a board member and former Chairman of the Board for Easter Seals of Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In addition, he served for two years as a Board member of Specialisterne USA, a global non-profit firm focused on employing over one million people on the autism spectrum in technology jobs. Prior to joining CAI, Ernie was with the IBM Corporation.
He earned a B.S. in finance and an M.B.A. in management from Lehigh University, and remains active in supporting numerous university initiatives.