Power Resources International (PRI) was founded in 1992 by Joseph Diurno and Victor Ancelson. Joe and Victor were both employees of ABB Power Plant Controls, Inc. In the early 1990’s ABB made the decision to relocate its Long Island operation to Windsor Connecticut.
Due to their strong family ties and a desire to remain in the New York area Joe and Victor choose to form their own independent company right on Long Island. The new company started simple enough in Joe Diurno’s basement. In the company’s early years typical workdays would include babysitting their young children in the basement while trying to bring on new customers and growing the business.
There in depth knowledge of Power, Controls, Automation and Instrumentation from previous employment experience led to successful projects with the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO) and the Long Island Railroad (LIRR). These opportunities in affect launched PRI into the company that’s here today.
PRI expanded its Distribution Business and included Engineering and Development projects eventually leading into a full system integrator with hardware and software capabilities. PRI utilized Modiconproducts, now part of Schneider Electric, and eventually migrated to using the Siemens product lines.
As the business grew and additional employees came on board PRI relocated to its current location at 31 Nancy Street in West Babylon NY. PRI’s conveniently located 14,000 sq.ft., ISO 9001:2008 certified facility supports all engineering, development, procurement, fabrication and administrative activities.
President - Joseph A. Diurno, P.E.
One of the founders and the majority share holder of Power Resources International Inc. Responsible for leading the organization and managing the day to day business activities of PRI.
External experience includes numerous Management, Director and VP positions for a variety of world class organizations including ABB Power Plant Controls, Inc., Impell Corporation, Inc. and Ebasco Services, Inc. totaling over 35 years of experience and expertise in Automation, Instrumentation, Controls, Project Management, Project Development and Engineering. Formal education includes an MBA fromNew York Institute of Technologies and a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from the SUNY Maritime College.
Additional accomplishments include a Professional Engineer (P.E.) License in the State of New York and serving in the United States Coast Guard as a 3rd Assistant Engineer.
Vice President - Victor Ancelson, P.E.
One of the founders of Power Resources International Inc. with over 30 years of experience in Marketing, Sales and Control System Engineering. Major responsibilities include Sales and Marketing activities, Distribution Sales and Project Management programs. External experience includes Sales, Marketing and Engineering positions with ABB Power Plant Controls, Unilever and Modicon. Additional accomplishments include a Professional Engineer (P.E.) License in the State of New York and an MBA from NY University.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing - Mike Dombrowski
A Minority Partner in PRI, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing with over 25 years of industry experience in Automation, Instrumentation and Controls. Responsible for outside sales, sales programs, marketing initiatives, project proposals and project management. External experience includes a variety of Sales and Marketing positions at Modicon / Square D, I/O Corporation and Klockner Moeller Corporation.
Technical Director Computer Aided Engineering - Giuseppe Valter Diurno PhD.
Areas of technical expertise include Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Turbulence, Modeling, Space Propulsion, Combustion, Optimization, Finite Elements Methods, Finite Volume Methods, Vortex Methods, Computational Geometry, Algorithms, Problem Solving, Fourier Analysis, etc. Extensive experience in R & D, Software Development, Consulting, and Engineering. External experience includes a variety of R & D positions with CD Adapco, Whirlpool, the University of Maryland, and the Italian Aerospace Research Center (CIRA). Formal Education includes a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, MS/BS in Aerospace Engineering from University “Federico II” Naples (Italy)
QA Manager- Eric Camilleri
Responsible for PRI’s Quality Assurance Program and Quality Management System. Manager and engineer with over 20 years experience in a manufacturing and engineering environment. Areas of expertise include manufacturing, quality assurance, employee development, documentation, process development, manufacturing engineering, supplier management and customer support. External experience includes a variety of managerial and leadership positions in Quality, Manufacturing, Supply Base Management, Operations Engineering, and New Product Introduction at ADDS/NCR/AT&T/Boundless Technologies over a 23 year period.