Mario Cafaro, CIO of the Year Finalist 2023

The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s CIO of the Year is an opportunity to recognize and honor the accomplishments of Southwestern PA’s most hardworking IT leaders and up-and-coming IT stars. Mario Cafaro has been nominated in the Gigabyte Category! Congratulations Mario, and best of luck to you!

Mario has been with MSA for nearly 24 years, starting in 1999 as an Application Help Desk team member and progressing through the ranks to his current role as the SVP, Information Technology Systems & Services (ITSS) division. Mario earned a BS in Accounting and his Masters in Information Systems Management from Duquesne University.

The ITSS division provides the technology backbone for the other divisions of MSA, including technologists in the fields of Data Analytics, Health Sciences, Metals & Advanced Manufacturing, Media and Gaming. Mario leads a team of sixty IT professionals including specialists in networking, software development, virtualization, public and private clouds, cyber security, SAN storage, hardware, data center infrastructure, and service desk. Mario is a proud father of two, and lives with his lovely wife in an eastern suburb of Pittsburgh.

To see the names of all the finalists and additional info on the CIO of the Year Awards, click here.