Tony earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Electronic and Electromagnetic Engineering from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Out of college Tony began a very successful 22 year career at Underwriters Laboratories. His career included over 20 years of professional management experience, included significant overseas travel, personnel and performance management for a staff of over 200 and a revenue budget over $16 Million US. Tony also served as chairperson for over 100 Standards Writing Technical panels. Tony achieved the executive position of Director of Primary Designated Engineers and held responsibility for the Principal Engineers in over 60 fields of expertise around the world and the consistency and quality of engineering projects at 28 affiliates globally.
In 2005, Tony and his brothers founded Zagone Studios, LLC a design studio and leading manufacturer of high quality Halloween masks, costumes and accessories. Tony currently co-owns and manages the business with his brother which manufactures in the US with a tremendous focus on detail and quality, Zagone Studios has rapidly become the preferred supplier of Halloween products for those retailers and specialty stores that want something unique, great fitting and fun, and who need to differentiate themselves from the mass merchandisers.
Tony's affiliation with the pastry industry resulted from Tony's engineering background, artistic flare and mold making expertise and the Industry's needs for mold making experience.