James E Gado

Senior Director of Corporate Relations


Phone: (617) 253-0425
Fax: (617) 253-0002


Julie Handorff
Phone: (617) 253-6990


James E. Gado is Senior Associate Director in the Office of Corporate Relations.

Mr. Gado comes to MIT after more than 25 years in the specialty materials and chemical industry. His experience spans the sectors of construction, microelectronics, automotive, and food/beverage packaging all on a global basis. The majority of his career was spent at W.R. Grace & Co., with positions also at American Cyanamid Company and Teradyne, Inc.

Gado has held leadership positions at the director level for M&A, strategic planning and marketing, and R&D management. He has developed new business, both organically and via acquisition, across the globe including the emerging markets of China and recently India. His domestic investment experience includes collaboration with Grace/Horn Venture Partners.