S. PAUL MUSCO, FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN OF GEMINI INDUSTRIES, INC., NAMED CO-CHAIR OF PBS SOCAL BOARD
COSTA MESA, Calif. (April 17, 2012) --- PBS SoCaL, the PBS station for the greater Los Angeles area, announces the election of S. Paul Musco, founder and chairman of Santa Ana, Calif.-based Gemini Industries, Inc., as co-chair of the PBS SoCaL Board of Trustees, effective immediately.
“Paul Musco is an important part of the PBS family in Southern California,” says Mel Rogers, PBS SoCaL CEO. “Paul is a supporter of PBS SoCaL and also the Arts in LA as a member of the Board of Directors of LA Opera. We are extremely blessed to have him co-chair our trustees as we expand our service throughout the greater Los Angeles area. We know Paul’s leadership, entrepreneurial spirit, and creativity will make great contributions to our future.”
In addition to his appointment as co-chair, Mr. Musco joins his wife Marybelle as special honorees at this year’s PBS SoCaL gala – the 2012 “Masterpiece Ball” – which will celebrate arts and entertainment within the Southern California community on Saturday, May 5 at 6 p.m. Benefiting PBS and the station’s educational outreach in Southern California, the fifth-annual gala will be held at the Atlantic Aviation Hangar at John Wayne Airport. It will honor the Muscos for their long-time support of PBS and the arts in Southern California, as well as honor Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton, the woman who brought the hit PBS series “Downton Abbey” to America; and South Coast Repertory and Founding Artistic Directors David Emmes and Martin Benson.
Gemini Industries, which started as a gold and silver refiner, was the first company to introduce to the automotive scrap industry the need to remove and recover catalytic converters from scrapped automobiles for the purpose of recovering spent platinum from the auto catalyst contained in the converters. Gemini then expanded its facilities to process spent platinum group metal catalyst from the petroleum industry, and today has the largest plant facilities in the world to process spent petroleum catalyst, recovering platinum group metals for every major oil company.
Mr. Musco is a member and past chair of several international conferences for the international Precious Metal Institute (IPMI) and established the Environmental Committee. He holds the distinct honor of being the only recipient of every award given by IPMI for distinguished achievement in the precious metal field.
He also is founder and chairman of Relief Pot International, Inc., a Santa Ana firm, which produces disaster relief products. Additionally, he is chairman of Care Communications, Inc., of Chicago, a health information management and consulting company. The Muscos also are owners of Zodiac Enterprises, LLC, of Caldwell, Texas; and PM Investments & Holdings, Inc. and Gemini Resources, LLC, both of Santa Ana.
In addition to his role with PBS SoCaL’s Board of Trustees, Mr. Musco is a member of the Chapman University Board of Trustees; director of the Orange County High School of the Arts, vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of Los Angeles Opera, a member of the Board of Regents at Brandman University; vice president of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (which honored him as the “1998 Man of the Year” for his philanthropic contributions to Orange County’s special needs children), and a member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Advisory Council. He and his wife also are the recipients of numerous awards throughout the community, including the 2011 National Philanthropy Day Lifetime Achievement Award, 2008 Hands Award by Canyon Acres for “Giving Children A Chance To Succeed,” and 2006 Orange County Business in the Arts Award for Outstanding Arts Patrons, among many others.
About PBS SoCaL
PBS SoCaL, formerly KOCE-TV, is Southern California’s PBS station dedicated to interactively educating, entertaining, and enlightening the greater Los Angeles area. With its three unique broadcast channels. PBS SoCaL HD, PBS OC, and WORLD TV, PBS SoCaL provides award-winning programs like Frontline, NewsHour, NOVA, Nature, and Masterpiece, as well as local productions Real Orange, SoCaL Insider With Rick Reiff, and Bookmark With Maria Hall-Brown. Through community outreach initiatives including PBS SoCaL Education, PBS SoCaL provides local schools access to new media materials that engage students in 21st century learning. Explore the future of PBS in Southern California at www.pbssocal.org.