At just 15 years old, Nick got his start in the adult industry unloading trucks for Forum Novelties in New York and worked his way up to General Manager. We have to wonder what it was like to move through the company ranks, from the bottom to the top. These days, Nick Orlandino is the Chief Executive Officer of Pipedream Products, one of the largest manufacturers of adult novelties, gag gifts and pleasure products in the world
Along the way, Nick created the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo in 1996, where he ran the industry's largest business-to-business tradeshow for the next 10 years (Remember ANME? We went to the show the last 2 years). In 1999, he was named to the Board of Directors for the Free Speech Coalition, where he served as Treasurer for four years. Nick is also the founder of the Frank N. Orlandino Scholarship Foundation, which provides tuition assistance for students with financial difficulties.
I personally met Nick and talked with him at ANME this year; he is just the most approachable and nice guy. I really enjoyed talking with him. Nick says he always has his head buried in the future; he is deeply committed to making Pipedream even better than it is today. Their new product lines are a clear indication. The success of being named Manufacturer of the Year five times in the last three years is certainly motivation to work even harder for the customers. We are so excited to have Nick Orlandino on the Community Interview, and get to know more about this unconventional leader!
Do you have questions for Nick? Go ahead, ask! This is your time to interview him! Ask as many questions as you’d like; you can even post about and link to the interview from your blog if you want to. Feel free to share your thoughts!
And there are prizes!
Nick will be giving away hot Pipedream prizes for his favorite 3 questions! We’ll be announcing the winners in this thread next week on Friday, October 8th.
The prizes are...
1st Prize: The Total Ecstasy triple stimulator triple stimulation vibrator AND the Silicone play set vibrator set!
2nd Prize: The Waterproof silicone splash g-spot and clitoral vibrator!
3rd Prize: The classic Eager Beaver rabbit style vibrator, you pick the color!
The interview is open for questions from today (September 28th) – Monday, October 4th.
Everyone, please join us in a hearty welcome to our friend, Nick Orlandino!