Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Pete & Kate DeComo

Pete DeComo, a Pittsburgh region native, is currently chairman and CEO of Alung Technologies, Inc., the developer of a revolutionary artificial lung for patients suffering from respiratory failure. Prior to Alung he was founder, chairman and CEO of Renal Solutions, Inc. (RSI). RSI developed a revolutionary dialysis technology system for patients suffering from kidney failure. He was the key driver in raising $40 million in private equity financing and completing the development process of the company’s Allient® System. In 2007, RSI was acquired by Fresenius Medical Care Holdings for $200 million, a significant sum considering that RSI was just entering the commercialization stage at the time.

Before founding RSI, DeComo was the COO of Hemo Therapies, Inc., a start-up company marketing the only FDA-cleared liver dialysis system. He has held numerous senior level positions in the health care industry. DeComo has a passion for advancing the development of life science companies and holds multiple leadership positions in local organizations and start-ups.

DeComo has been the recipient of many awards: Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in Healthcare for 2008, Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association “Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2008, CCAC’s “Hall of Fame Lifetime Legends Award for Leadership” in 2008, Carnegie Science Center “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2005, University of Pittsburgh, School of Health and Rehabilitative Sciences “Dean’s Choice Award” in 2005 and University of Pittsburgh “Legacy Laureate Award” in 2005.

DeComo received his AS degree from the Community College of Allegheny County and his MS and BS degrees in Healthcare/Business Management from the University of Pittsburgh. In 2009, DeComo was bestowed an honorary Associate of Arts in Humane Letters degree from CCAC.

Kate DeComo is currently the principal of DeComo LTD, a company involved in the design and manufacture of custom jewelry. Her diverse background includes formal art training as well as healthcare and healthcare management. She has served as a certified respiratory therapy technician at Presbyterian University Hospital and as a registered respiratory therapist and assistant director at Shadyside Hospital. She attended CCAC’s Respiratory Therapy Program before earning her BS degree in Healthcare/Business Management at the University of Pittsburgh.

CCAC is proud to call Pete and Kate DeComo distinguished Alumni and Friends.

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Pete M. and Kate Matta DeComo
Distinguished Alumni and Friends

Billboard featuring Pete and Kate DeComo