Dealerscope 40 Under 40 Profiles: Moon, Moreno, Muller, Nicholson, Ochs, Orsini, Posa, Rench
PJ Orsini, 35, Owner, Orsini’s Appliances Sales & Service, Martinsburg W.Va.
Twitter Handle: pjorsini
Background: Grew up in and now lives in Martinsburg W.Va.
Education: West Virginia University, Morgantown W.Va.; B.S., Business Administration, with a focus on Finance
Years in Industry: 15
Description of Role: As an owner, I handle all of the daily operations, purchasing, sales, financials, and most of the general management processes.
Industry Accomplishments/Proudest Achievements: I am a member of the Nationwide East Appliance Advisory Board. I am the youngest on the Board, and I am very proud to offer a different perspective than many of the other independent dealers that bring their experience from being in business longer than me. Their experiences teach me a lot, but my perspectives on the ever-changing industry are a great combination of both worlds of doing business.
Awards: West Virginia Executive Magazine Young Guns Class of 2015; Martinsburg Sunrise Rotary—Rotarian of the Year 2013—2014; Eastern Panhandle Home Builders Association—Associate Member of the Year 2012; EPHBA—Presidential Award 2011, 2012, 2013; and others.
What I Like Best About My Job: I get to work with my parents every day in my family business.
Favorite Pastime/Hobby: I am a wine collector and enthusiast
Last Book I Read: Third Circle Theory—Purpose Through Observation by Pejman Ghadimi
Favorite Movie: The Godfather: Part 2
Best Concert Ever Seen: Metallica at Lollapalooza in 1998
Favorite CE Product of the Year: Nest’s learning thermostat
If You Could Be Anyplace Else Right Now, Where Would it Be and What Would You Be Doing?: I would love to be in Italy. My grandfather was born in Italy, so I would like to see where our family came from, and visit as many of the different historical sites throughout the country, and sample wine from the different growing regions.