Director’s Message

Director’s Message

The STAR Center has attracted a diverse group of technology companies and created a synergistic work environment. Samples of these technologies include: electronics manufacturing for command control and communication; hybrid circuitry; micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) for Nuclear Biological and Chemical sensors; digital imaging of ballistics for storage in a data base for forensics technology research and development; corrosion studies; chip scale packaging; laser technology research; Thermal Imaging; and recycling electronic hardware technology.

If your company is involved in science, technology and/or research, the STAR Center offers much more than just commercial and office leased space. The STAR Center is home to the Tampa Bay Innovation Center (formerly STAR TEC), our business accelerator, as well as a host of business resources and service providers onsite.

To find out more, call the STAR Center at (727) 541-8942.

About the Director: Paul S. Sacco has overseen operations at the STAR Center since June 27, 2003. Mr. Sacco, a mechanical engineer, was first employed at the former DOE Pinellas Plant in 1990. He was manager of various facilities, operations, engineering and construction departments at the facility when operated for the Department of Energy. Mr. Sacco joined the STAR Center transition team as the Facility Operations Manager in February 1997, became the Assistant Director in 2001 and then the Director when the incumbent retired. Mr. Sacco continues as the Director of the STAR Center in conjunction with his position as Director of Facilitiy Management for Pinellas County, effective August 4, 2007.