Peter J. Ocello is the CEO of Ocello Enterprises, Inc., located in Fort Myers, Florida. Peter is an award-winning artist, author, sculptor, inventor, manufacturer, anatomical model-maker and consultant. With more than 48 years in the industry, Peter has created thousands of wildlife art pieces and has built more than 55,000 anatomical models for veterinary education and training. His patented technology "A Method for the Preservation Of Biological Tissue" US Patent # 5,431,952 revolutionized anatomical/pathological specimen preservation and changed human and veterinary anatomy/pathology teaching programs in the United States and abroad. Peter is recognized for expertise in Anatomical Model Making and Design, Museum Artifact Preservation, Freeze Dry Preservation, Silicone Impregnation of Anatomical Tissue, Corrosion Casting, Drug Delivery Models for Pharmaceutical Companies, and as an Award Winning Taxidermist and Wildlife Artist.
Peter was the nationwide distributor and technical adviser for the Taxidermy and Wildlife Art industry for 6 years representing Innovative Polymers, Inc.( Rampf. Group, Inc.) and Silicones, Inc. Ocello provided technical expertise used in reproducing durable, life-like and artistically attractive models of large and small mammals, birds, fish and more.
Peter is a contributing author to Taxidermy Today Magazine, beginning in 2006 to the present providing information about new materials and methods that can help taxidermists improve their preservation and artistic skills. Ocello Enterprises, Inc. manufactures a quality line of adhesives under our brand called KLEI. These include our Klei Epoxy Putty, Klei Extreme Hide Paste, and Klei Forma sculpting clay.
Peter J. Ocello has earned BS, MS and PhD degrees in Biological Sciences with emphasis in Anatomy and Preservation Sciences. Peter was the founder and former Director of the Preservation and Research Education Laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University. He also was a Professor of Anatomy at Lansing Community College in Lansing, MI. For more information, please visit linkedin.com/in/peter-j-ocello-058375b1 .