CEO, JABIL, ST. PETERSBURG
Mondello is a Chicago native who once worked as a commercial and defense-related aerospace project manager for Moog. At Jabil, he started as a project manager in 1993, was named vice president of business development in 1997, senior vice president of business development in 1999, and COO in 2002, overseeing global operations, business development, new product development, supply chain and information technology. He’s been CEO since 2013. One of Florida’s largest companies, Jabil designs, manufactures and provides equipment and supply chain and product management services for an array of industries. The company has grown from a small contract manufacturer to a giant with about 200,000 employees across 100 facilities in 29 countries. It had about $26 billion in revenue in 2019. The company recently opened the first phase of a $67-million headquarters expansion — an Innovation Center lab where it develops devices like a wireless charging station for hearing aids and a small air-quality monitor the size of a watch for people who suffer from asthma.
“Our core is building stuff, so I take a lot of pride with my leadership team on being really, really good at what we do,” he told Design World magazine. “We invest in manufacturing, and we invest in the systems around it.”