Dal LaMagna Biography
Dal LaMagna started Tweezerman in 1980 and built it into a multi-national, premier personal-care-tool brand that practices responsible capitalism and corporate social responsibility. Part of the company's mission is to benefit all stakeholders: including financial partners, employees, customers, vendors, the community and the natural environment.
Dal sold Tweezerman U.S.A. in December 2004, to the Zwilling, J.A. Henckels Company, a privately held German company. Dal's U.S.A. employees kept their jobs and shared $10 million in capital gains because every one of them was a shareholder in the company.
Today, Dal is the CEO and President of IceStone a company that makes counter tops out of recycled glass and cement in Brooklyn, New York.
He wrote Raising Eyebrows, a Failed Entrepreneur Finally Gets It Right which was released in October, 2010 and is available at ReelUBooks.
Dal received his MBA from Harvard in 1971 and a master's in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 2002 where he was named a Littauer Fellow for outstanding scholarship and leadership. He graduated from Providence College in 1968. He spent his junior year as an undergraduate at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He attended Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School in Brooklyn, N.Y., and attended the Cathedral Preparatory Seminary his first year of high school.
Dal ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Congress twice in the 3rd Congressional District in New York, in 1996 and 2000.
He is a long-standing member of the Social Venture Network (SVN), a group of responsible capitalists who promote social and economic justice through their businesses. He served on its Board of Directors for two years. Dal is currently Board Emeritus of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI), an MBA program that is "Changing Business for Good." He is on the Tweezerman International Board and is Board Emeritus of Yes Magazine.
Dal is an active investor in numerous small businesses. They include: Bennett & Company, EO Naturals, the Clean Technology Fund, the Domini Social Equity Fund, Green Harvest, Earthstone, Growstone, Napo Pharmaceutical, Margaret O'Leary, Undercare, Cara Therapeutics and Cempra Pharmaceuticals.
He maintains homes in Poulsbo Washington State, Washington, D.C., and New York.