Ryan was born in New Jersey, but his professional career has taken him all over the world. Graduating from Lehigh University in 2008 with a double major in Communication and Journalism, he used his knowledge to jumpstart a career in strategic sales and marketing in the luxury automotive sales sector. He has nearly 10 years of experience working with world-renowned automotive brands like BMW, Jaguar, and Tesla Motors, even living in Munich Germany during his time with BMW. Once he moved back to New Jersey, a friend put him in touch with John W. Kennedy, CEO of NJMEP and Robert Stramara, COO of NJMEP which led to him becoming part of the NJMEP team as an Account Manager.
Now back in his home state, he was searching for an organization that allowed him to make a difference. He saw the opportunity to help businesses in New Jersey move forward economically while working with manufacturers to retain jobs and help their community.
10 Years in Sales and Marketing for luxury automotive sales sector
Double major in Communication and Journalism from Lehigh University
Peter has spent the past 40 years in the chemical, pharmaceutical and plastics industries. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from SUNY at Stony Brook, he has held positions of increasing responsibility from, Sales & Marketing Manager, Business Unit Director, Plant Manager, General Manager and CEO, for several Fortune 500 companies as well as his own company. He holds 7 US Patents as well as developing advanced manufacturing technologies for partially cross-linked elastomers and acoustical damping materials. He has experience in building and training successful sales and operational teams for both large and small businesses.