Paul L. Graziani
CEO & Co-Founder
Analytical Graphics Inc.
Paul Graziani is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), the producer of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) analysis software for land, sea, air, and space. For the past 20 years, he has championed the use of COTS in the national security and space industries, and, today, AGI’s flagship product, STK, is used in more than 40,000 worldwide installations by aerospace, defense and intelligence professionals.
Graziani started his career at General Electric Space Division in 1980, where he held a number of software and engineering roles. From 1986 to 1988, he led a significant research and development project on 3-D graphics for a large classified satellite system.
When Graziani and two colleagues launched AGI in his living room in 1989, they put work practices in place that over the years have earned AGI local, state, and national recognition for its innovative work environment. In 2004 and 2005, AGI was named the Best Small Company to Work for in America by the Great Place to Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management. In 2006, it took the top spot in the medium company category. AGI was also ranked as one of five top aerospace/military work environments in North America by Aviation Week and Space Technology in 2005 and 2006, and by Leadership Excellence magazine as the No. 1 small- to mid-sized firm in North America for leadership development programs.
Graziani has been nominated for and received a number of entrepreneurial excellence awards at both local and national levels. AGI has also enjoyed strong growth and has been named to numerous prestigious lists, including the Military Training Technology magazine’s Top 100, Space News Top 50, Inc. 500, Technology Fast 50, Technology Fast 500, Philly 100, and Softletter Top 100.
Graziani sits on the boards of directors of Passur Aerospace, USGIF, and Federation of Galaxy Explorers (FOGE). He is a member of the boards of governors for the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) and the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA). He formerly served on the Advisory Board for Penn State Great Valley and is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). After fulfilling his board tenure, he was recently elected to the honorary position of life director of The Space Foundation. He earned a B.S. in biology from LaSalle College. Until March 2009, he also served as the company’s president.