Raymond R. Oneglia, vice chairman of Torrington, Conn., contractor O&G Industries Inc., has been chosen to receive ENR New England’s 2023 Legacy Award, and will be featured in its March print issue.
The recognition is given annually to an individual in the region who has established a solid “legacy” of lifetime service to his or her construction colleagues and community as well as to the industry. ENR New England includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
Oneglia’s industry contribution includes many years of service to the Connecticut Construction Industry Association. He served as its chair and headed several labor negotiation committees and its legislative committee.
The past president of the Connecticut Road Builders Association, Oneglia also is a former president of The Moles, receiving its Member Award in 2015. He currently serves on the board of the US Coast Guard Foundation and is a member of several other construction and business groups
In his community, Oneglia is working on workforce development for construction trades. He is helping to remove entry barriers to the industry for English language learners in local high schools and also volunteered time and financial support to programs in local technical high schools. Having served in the Army National Guard from 1969 to 1976, Oneglia also supports veterans through recognition and charitable giving. He has also served on the Board of Torrington PAL for more than 20 years.
The grandson of Andrew Oneglia, who co-founded O&G in 1923, Ray Oneglia began his career in the construction industry performing various jobs for the company during school vacations.
Oneglia is credited with helping the firm become one of Connecticut’s largest suppliers of construction materials and developed successful industry partnerships that enabled O&G to participate in high-profile infrastructure projects across the U.S.
Check out the March issue of ENR New England to learn more about Ray Oneglia.