RONKONKOMA, New York, December 10, 2018 – Joseph Spinosa, East/West Industries, Inc. Vice President of Business Development, was named a King of Long Island at Schneps Communications Events’ Kings of Long Island Awards ceremony last week. The event recognizes specific leaders for their contributions to the Long Island community while highlighting the accomplishments of the island’s most influential businessmen.
“It is truly an honor to be recognized for the work we do at East/West to support our community and make Long Island a great place to work and live,” Spinosa said. “We’re proud to call our talented team family and together we remain dedicated to supporting our community.”
Founded in 1968 by Spinosa’s parents Dom and Mary Spinosa, East/West is a globally recognized leading provider of critical lifesaving equipment for the aerospace and defense industry. Spinosa continues the family’s dedication to excellence, working alongside his sister, East/West President Teresa Ferraro, to develop successful, long-lasting customer relationships that have brought rapid growth, jobs and livelihood to Long Island.
During his almost four decades of strategic and operational leadership, Spinosa significantly contributed to East/West’s deep commitment to community. Recognizing Long Island’s 167,000-strong veteran population, the largest of any region in New York State, he is committed to hiring local veterans as they transition back to civilian life. He is also a dedicated advocate for Long Island’s future in the aerospace industry, providing his leadership and experience in a team environment to various business and community-based organizations, including ADDAPT, Ignite Long Island, The SAFE Association, The Boy Scouts of America, Drug Free Long Island, Nassau County REACT, and Nassau County Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.
East/West was also recently named as one of Long Island’s Top Workplaces by Long Island daily newspaper Newsday. Companies named by Newsday provide an engaging workplace culture, empower employees to work at their full potential, project a sense of genuine appreciation of employees, and offer fair pay and benefits packages.About East/West Industries
East/West Industries, Inc. is a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of lifesaving equipment. A woman-owned, small business located on Long Island in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., East/West Industries is celebrating 50 years of saving aircrew lives in 2018.
Joe Spinosa, Vice President, Business Development