Peter Cuneo

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F. Peter Cuneo
Born Alameda, California
Education MBA
Alma mater Alfred University
Harvard Business School
Occupation investor
Employer Cuneo & Company, LLC
Title Principal
Board member of Alfred University[1]
Children Gavin Cuneo, Colin Cuneo[2]

Peter Cuneo is an American businessman known having served as President of Black & Decker Corporation, CEO of Remington Products and Marvel Comics, Chairman of the Alfred University Board of Trustees and Managing Principal of Cuneo & Company., LLC., a private investment and management company.


After a year working as a quality control engineer for Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation, Cuneo entered the U.S. Navy – graduating with honors from Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island. He served for three years on the USS Joseph Strauss, a guided missile destroyer, as Damage Control Officer and as Communications Officer. The Strauss participated in several war cruises during the Vietnam War and Cuneo was decorated for service in that conflict.[3]

Cuneo was president of Clairol's personal care division. Leaving Clairol, Cuneo became president of Black and Decker security hardware group. Then Cuneo was selected to be Remington Products CEO.[4] All three positions were as turn around.[5]

He joined Marvel Entertainment as Chief Executive Officer in July 1999 and seved for two years as Marvel CFO. Cuneo then became Vice Chairman of the company's Board of Directors where he served until Marvel's sale to Disney at the end of 2009. Since 1999, Marvel’s stock price had risen from a low of $.96 to over $50.00 per share. In December, 2009, the Walt Disney Company purchased Marvel for over $4 billion.[5]

After leaving Marvel, Peter formed Cuneo & Company, LLC with his son, Gavin. In August 2011 with Cuneo & Co's investment in Valiant Entertainment, Peter Cuneo was brought on board as Chairman with Gavin also serving on the board.[2]

He is also Chairman of the Alfred University Board of Trustees.[1][6] and on the Board of the Foundation for the National Archives in Washington, D.C.


  1. ^ a b "Alfred University : Board of Trustees". Alfred University. Retrieved 2009-03-26. 
  2. ^ a b Fleming Jr, Mike (June 2, 2011). "Valiant Relaunches Comic Imprint With Ex-Marvel CEO Peter Cuneo In Charge". Deadline. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
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  4. ^ "Animation World News: People". Animation World Magazine (4.6). September 1999. Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Reiss, Robert (2010-02-01). "How Marvel Became A Business Superhero". Forbes. Archived from the original on 2012-07-31. 
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