Nick Di Tempora

The Florida chapter of Boys' Towns of Italy has named Nick Di Tempora, president of MAPEI Americas, its 2005 Man of the Year. Di Tempora's personal interest in the welfare of Boys' Towns of Italy children prompted the honor.

"I faced many of the same difficulties as the children who became the first inhabitants of Boys' Towns of Italy," said Di Tempora, who was born in Italy in 1939, and immigrated with his parents to Canada in 1951. "Today, I am fortunate enough to be able to assist this worthy charity, and I am deeply honored by their wonderful tribute to me."