Joe Petrillo. National Sales Manager, Onkyo USA
Career History: Petrillo has been in the consumer electronics industry since he was 18. He began as a part-time audio salesman at New Jersey’s Tops Appliance and became the youngest manager in the company in his three-plus years there. Later, he worked for Bose for three years, and then took a position with Onkyo in March 2002, where he began managing both the Onkyo and Integra brands for the first few months. “The buying dynamics of our dealers is changing rapidly with brick-and-mortar dealers struggling. A lot of guys who were tweaks aren’t there anymore.”
Greatest Business Achievements: In his five years with the company, Petrillo has been pivotal in rebuilding Onkyo’s relationship with key accounts. He has been instrumental in helping Onkyo more than double its sales volume in a business segment that isn’t growing as a whole.