BHS In the Community
|Quattrochi Honored with Doyle Award|
|February 26, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROBERT QUATTROCHI HONORED WITH FRANCIS X. DOYLE AWARD
PITTSFIELD, MA – In recognition of his many decades of community service, Robert Quattrochi has been awarded the Francis X. Doyle Award by the Berkshire Health Systems Board of Trustees. Quattrochi, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pete’s Motor Group, was recognized with the award at the Berkshire Health Systems annual meeting in February.
“Bob Quattrochi has somehow managed the nearly impossible,” said Susan Kormanik, Chair of the BHS Board of Trustees, in presenting Quattrochi with the Doyle award. “He is a widely respected, successful businessman who by all standards puts in a lot of what many would call overtime. He has been and continues to be involved in a vast array of civic organizations and community endeavors, volunteering his time to help others, and he is a dedicated and loving family man who spends as much time as he can with his lovely wife, children and his 7 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren.”
Quattrochi has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Berkshire Medical Center and Berkshire Health Systems and was on the BHS Board’s Finance Committee. He has served on the board of the Berkshire Historical Society and was President of the Pittsfield Kiwanis Club, is a past chairman and director of the Central Berkshire Chamber of Commerce and a member of UNICO, was on the board of the First Agricultural Bank and the regional board for Bank of Boston, is a past president of the Country Club of Pittsfield and has also served for many years on the Berkshire Medical Center Golf Tournament Committee. In addition, Quattrochi is a life member of the board of Downtown Pittsfield, Inc. and was president of that organization for over a dozen years. He is a long-time member of the Board of Trustees of Hancock Shaker Village and has served as chairman and on the finance committee, served on the Pittsfield Licensing Board and with many business-related organizations, including as director and treasurer for the Massachusetts State Auto Dealers Association and was National Chairman of the Subaru Dealer Advisory Board.
Quattrochi is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and served in the United States Naval Reserve as an electronics technician, honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946. He has been honored many times by local organizations. In 1984, he received the Pittsfield Rotary’s David Kagan Award for Service Above Self. In 1996, he was honored by the Berkshire United Way with the Robert K. Agar, Jr. Volunteerism Award, having served often as a solicitor for the United Way, as well as being a past member of the allocations committee. In 1998, he received the Serata Italiana Award for Community Contributions.
The award is named in honor of the late Francis X. Doyle, a longtime member of the Berkshire Medical Center Board of Trustees, who often said he “took it personally” when the less fortunate needed help.
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