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Al Vaio

Vaio Resources, LLC


Aldo Vaio was born in Albuquerque, NM and passed away on July 24, 2023.

Al attended St. Mary’s Grade and High School as well as the University of Notre Dame and graduated with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.

He was commissioned as an Officer in the U.S. Naval Civil Engineering Corp. and was the Resident Officer in Charge of Construction and Public Works Officer at Fallon Naval Air Station, gaining extensive business/engineering experience.

He was the Project Engineer for the NM State Highway Department and directed building I-40 from Gallup to the Arizona State line.

Mr. Vaio is the former President/ Owner of Springer Building Materials Corporation and Jasco Trucking Company. Upon selling his company, Aldo managed the New Mexico Division of Western Mobile Corporation. Additionally, he was on their Board of Directors.

Aldo was civic minded, and he served on several boards as Chairman and/or President: Albuquerque Economic Development (AED); New Mexico Redi Mix, Concrete & Sand & Gravel; Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce; Associated Building Contractors of New Mexico; and Association of Contractors of New Mexico.

He was named an Emeritus Board member with AED due to his many years of service and dedication.

He also served on the Extraordinary Athlete Foundation after chairing or serving on the boards of several other charitable and social associations, such as St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation, Lobo Little League, Albuquerque Country Club, and Greater Albuquerque Rotary Club. He was also the Co-Founder of New Mexico Catholic Radio and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Grade School.

Aldo continued to support the University of New Mexico Lobos as part of the Booster Club, while he was also a member of the Tom Pope Joy Society.

Al is sorely missed by so many in the community and for his many contributions to economic development.

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