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Gian Gentile
SecurityRI.com CEO
Gian Gentile was named CEO of SecurityRI.com last November. He joined the North Providence-based company in 2013 and served as operations manager and chief operating officer before taking over the top job.

Lead with empathy

Gian Gentile | SecurityRI.com CEO I have gained much leadership, operational and team-building knowledge by remaining open-minded and having the consistent will to learn. As COVID-19 changed many...
BUSINESS ­TRIALS: Cumberland-based Neurotech Pharmaceuticals Inc. has been among the companies dealing with supply chain and hiring challenges. Pictured above are CEO Richard Small and process development engineer Lovisa Selander. 
PBN FILE PHOTO/­RUPERT WHITELEY

PBN survey: Businesses beat down but still fighting

The worst of the health-related ravages of the pandemic may be over nationally if you believe President Joe Biden. But the economic consequences continue...

State must do more to curb energy costs

The temptation to spend or commit all of $1.1 billion in long-term federal pandemic aid proved too great to resist for Gov. Daniel J....

Fed has power to push world into recession

The U.S. Federal Reserve holds inordinate sway over the world’s economies – yet it acts, in some ways, like they don’t really matter. Its power...
Yahaira “Jay” Placencia

The building of Hispanic wealth in R.I.

Every year at this time – Hispanic Heritage Month – we collectively celebrate the economic, cultural and social contributions of the Hispanic-Latino community to...

U.S. needs to issue more work visas

Many employers in manufacturing, aviation and other industries are having trouble finding enough workers. The gap between the demand for labor and its supply was...
BUSY SEASON: Gary Wallace, owner of Hall of GraFX in Providence, has gotten all the work he can handle this election season printing banners, yard signs and stickers for political candidates.
PBN FILE PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Election season gives R.I. businesses a welcomed boost

In one three-week stretch ahead of the Sept. 13 primary election, the six main candidates for governor spent a combined $2.1 million. Much of the...

Funding snub not the end of blue economy

It was unrealistic to have expected U.S. Commerce Secretary and former R.I. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to use her influence to steer to her...

Our aging infrastructure is under pressure from climate change

The 1960s and 1970s were a golden age of infrastructure development in the U.S., with the expansion of the interstate system and widespread construction...

PBN unveils series on R.I. makers

Among Rhode Island’s more than 1,500 manufacturers, Jade Manufacturing Co. doesn’t stand out in the typical ways companies do. It’s not the biggest employer, the...
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