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Midway industrialist to address graduates
Tak Argentinis pic
Tak Argentinis - photo by Photo provided.
SAVANNAH — P.A. “Takis” Argentinis (Tak), chairman of Elan Technology in Midway, will be the commencement speaker at Savannah Technical College’s spring graduation May 5.
The college expects more than 250 students to participate in the ceremony at the Savannah Civic Center, including those receiving associate degrees, professional diplomas, technical certificates of credit and general education diplomas. The ceremony starts at 7:30 p.m. in the center's Johnny Mercer Theatre.
Argentinis, a longtime General Electric executive prior to joining Elan, received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Western New England College and his master’s in industrial administration from Union College.
Elan is a leader in the glass, ceramic and toll spray drying industries and is the largest independent U.S. company in its field producing preforms for hermetic seals and spacers using technical glass, ceramics and glass ceramic composites.
Argentinis was the leading force behind the establishment of The 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, a nonprofit organization that provides immediate financial assistance to families of law enforcement officers and firefighters injured or lost in the line of duty. Since its inception in 2001, The 200 Club now operates in 20 counties around Savannah from the Florida border to Beaufort and Jasper counties in South Carolina. It has more than 300 members and has given more than $400,000 to families of active law enforcement officers and firefighters throughout Savannah and its surrounding communities.
In addition to The 200 Club, Argentinis has served on the boards of many national and international banking and commerce organizations and is an honorary member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He lives in Savannah.
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