Andy Trolio improved the standard of living for many Americans when he invented and patented light dimmer switches, high-speed digital recorders and high-speed photo-optical tape readers. He has several other patents pending.
He is a fellow of the International Society of Optical Engineers, a member of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, president of the Overbrook Lions Club, member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and he is a certified private pilot, active in the advancement of general aviation.
In 1979, Trolio received the Outstanding Contribution Award, presented by President Gerald R. Ford.
He received an honorary degree from Cabrini College in May 1997 in recognition of his life work and dedication to the mission of the College.
He and his wife, Mena, reside in Springfield, Pa., and have three children and six grandchildren.