One of the major figures in the New Jersey referee program, Guido Guazzoni has spent his entire life involved in the world’s greatest game.
Guido joined the United States Soccer Federation as a referee in 1975 and six years later he was appointed the New Jersey State Director of Instruction for soccer referees.
During his 22 years in that position the number of USSF certified and registered referees in New Jersey multiplied more than ten-fold.
In 1983, Guido stopped being a game referee and instead dedicated his time to the training and administration of the New Jersey referee community. During the 1994 World Cup, he served as Referee Coordinator for all games played at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford.
Dr. Guazzoni resigned from his position in 2003, but continues to contribute as an instructor and assessor of referees.
Born in Milan, Italy in 1933, Guido came to the U.S. in 1967 to work at Fort Monmouth, N.J. in the field of thermoelectric and thermophotovoltaic energy conversion for the development of silent, static power sources and related equipment.
Dr. Guazzoni is recognized internationally as an expert thermoelectric and thermophotovoltaic energy conversion as attested by his chairmanships in international energy conversion conferences and interagency power groups.
He has been responsible for significant advances in technology for conversion of thermal energy to electrical energy through the thermoelectric (Seebeck) and thermophotovoltaic processes which have resulted in several U.S. patents.
Dr. Guazzoni is the author of more than 50 technical papers of thermoelectric and thermophotovoltaic energy conversion. During the last part of his career, he covered the positin of Chief, Power Source Systems of ETDL.