Galileo Orlando is the Deputy Commissioner for Roadway Repair and Maintenance (RRM), responsible for maintenance and capital resurfacing activities for all City street and arterial systems. These responsibility areas also include maintenance activities on the New York State owed arterial system, and include work such as guide rail and attenuation, as well horticultural and Adopt-a-Highway functions.
Galileo has served in this capacity since April of 2009. Prior to this position, he served as the Assistant Commissioner of Technical Services for RRM since May of 2003. In that capacity, Galileo managed fleet functions as well as the Asphalt Operations and Resource Management units, where innovation and cost consciousness were prime objectives.
Prior to joining DOT in 2003, Galileo managed the Bureau of Technical Services for the Department of Citywide Administrative Services. In that capacity, he coordinated the activities for the delivery of large capital and expense projects on behalf of user agencies. These include the management of over $100 million in capital projects annually, for various agencies, as well as highly specialized projects for law enforcement and fire fighting activities, in addition to administrative responsibilities,
From 1987 to 1993, Galileo was employed by the Citywide Testing Laboratory of the NYC Department of General Services Division of Municipal Supplies, administering the performance of tests for various City Agencies and providing technical assistance in the areas of construction materials and practices, purchasing and testing of health and safety equipment, testing of metal components for sewer and highway construction, bridge rehabilitation and specialized equipment, textiles, fuels, paints and inks, perishable goods such as foods, paper and office products, ropes, harnesses and related firefighting items, bullet resistant vests, and industrial cleaning supplies. He held various positions from assistant Chemical Engineer to Laboratory Director.
Galileo was born in Italy and immigrated along with his family to the United States, settling in northeastern Queens, where he grew up and resided for over 35 years. He is a graduate of the Chemical Engineering Department of Manhattan College with a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical engineering and a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering.