Peter J. Ocello is the CEO of Ocello Enterprises, Inc., located in Glendale, CA.
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 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 also was a former contributing author to TAXIDERMY TODAY Magazine from 2006 to 2011 providing information about new materials and methods that can help taxidermists improve their preservation and artistic skills.
Currently, Ocello Enterprises, Inc. has introduced a brand of self curing epoxy adhesive for the taxidermy industry; KLEI EPOXY PUTTY. KLEI Epoxy Putty is available from World Renowned Fish Taxidermist and Artist Rick Krane, from Anglers Artistry, Matuska Taxidermy Supply, and Second 2 Nature Taxidermy Supply.
With the success of our KLEI Epoxy Putty, Ocello Enterprises, Inc is currently formulating water based adhesives in powder form, water based sculpting clay and a paper mache product for the taxidermy industry. These products will be available soon.
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.