Joseph C. Bartolacci

President & CEO at Matthews International

Joe joined Matthews International Corporation in 1997 as general counsel. Two years later, he became President of Caggiati, the Company's wholly owned bronze subsidiary in Parma, Italy. While in Europe, he acquired and managed nine businesses to create the largest packaging graphics group in Europe.

Joe returned from Europe in 2004 to assume the role of president of the Company's casket operations. In 2005, he was appointed to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of Matthews, and was also elected to the Board of Directors. One year later, Joe was named President and Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Matthews International, Joe was Vice President and General Counsel for Thrift Drug, Inc. He was also an associate attorney at Reed Smith Shaw & McClay, focusing on the corporate and taxation area with experience in litigation, real estate and estate planning. Joe began his career at Touche Ross & Co. as a senior auditor where he gained practical business, tax and auditing experience in manufacturing, banking, retail and advertising.

Joe serves as the chairman of the finance committee at St. Vincent College and is a member of the Federated Investors, Inc. Board of Directors.

Joe earned his BA in accounting at St. Vincent College and received a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.


  • President & CEO

    Current role