LA Harbor Commissioner Anthony Pirozzi tells the story of how he went from a mediocre high school student to top level executive at Boeing. The journey included stints at community college, working in his dad’s TV shop, and bagging groceries at Vons.
June 9, 2022
Stories of Los Angeles Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Vol. II, No. 55
Anthony Pirozzi, Los Angles Harbor Commissioner, and retired aeronautics engineer recounts story of how he went from being mediocre high school student to top level executive at Boeing Corporation. His experience includes attending community college, working in his father’s TV repair business, and bagging groceries at Vons market. He imparts much wisdom to youth of America simply stated “you’re always being interviewed….”
Born and raised in San Pedro, Anthony Pirozzi (Jr.) is a proud SPHS graduate, earned his bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering technology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a master’s degree in engineering from Loyola Marymount University. He recently “retired” after a long tenure as director of systems integration, test and launch organization at the Boeing Satellite Development Center.
He was appointed to the harbor commission by Mayor Eric Garcetti in October 2013.
Anthony has been a dynamic presence supporting Eastview Little League, a co-founder of Scaliwag Productions (no longer active) that produced some great shows featuring young talent at the Warner Grand Theatre in historic downtown San Pedro; and active in SP chamber of commerce. He’s inspiring example of civic pride and service for all to emulate.
Note: Anthony and his dad “TV Tony” Pirozzi (Vol. I) are the first father-son to be part of SOLAHA.
Other Memories From Anthony Pirozzi
- From Non-Deans List to Boeing Exec — Anthony Pirozzi
- Never forget where you come from — Anthony Pirozzi
- Anthony “Elvis” Pirozzi – all shook up — Anthony Pirozzi
- Grandpa Costa’s Backyard — Anthony Pirozzi
- The Peck Park Giants — Anthony Pirozzi
- Anthony Pirozzi and his dad “TV Tony” Pirozzi – First Father & Son “Duet