PRI’s reputation is built on our commitment to long-term relationships. We build customer loyalty with flexible and highly responsive services. As the New York metro area’s largest distributor of advanced automation technology and a leading high-tech automation distributor for Siemens, PRI customers always have access to the latest cutting-edge products and technologies. PRI maintains a cadre of in-house engineering expertise in such specialized areas as SCADA systems, PLC programming and network planning. With this unique combination of state-of-the-art technology plus rich applications expertise, PRI delivers the best and quickest resolution to virtually any automation problem.
Joe Diurno, P.E.
Joe is a co-founder and the majority shareholder of PRI. He is responsible for leading the organization and managing the day-to-day business activities of PRI. External experience includes over 35 years of expertise in automation, instrumentation, controls, project management, project development and engineering. Joe’s formal education includes an MBA from New York Institute of Technologies and a degree in Engineering from SUNY Maritime College. Additional accomplishments include a Professional Engineer (P.E.) License in the State of New York and having served in the United States Coast Guard as a 3rd Assistant Engineer.
Victor Ancelson, P.E.
Vice President, Sales
Victor is a co-founder of PRI, with over 30 years of experience in marketing, sales and control system engineering. Victor’s major responsibilities include sales and marketing activities, distribution sales and project management programs. His external experience includes sales, marketing and engineering positions at numerous major engineering companies. Additional accomplishments include a Professional Engineer (P.E.) License in the State of New York and an MBA from New York University.
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
A minority partner in PRI, Mike is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, with over 25 years of industry experience marketing and selling in automation, instrumentation and control parts and software. Mike is responsible for outside sales, sales programs, marketing initiatives, project proposals and project management. External experience includes a variety of sales and marketing positions for over 30 years.
Vice President, Engineering
A minority partner in PRI, Gerry is PRI’s Vice President of Engineering. He has over 30 years of experience in the design and manufacture of industrial, motor, power and lighting equipment and systems. Gerry is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the Controls Engineering, Drafting, Integration, and Manufacturing departments to produce custom industrial control and drive systems. Gerry has studied Electrical/ Electronic Engineering, Computer Programming, and Cybersecurity while attending Temple University, Hofstra University and the University of Kansas. He is an active member of the ISA and NFPA. Additional accomplishments include 6 months of rescue and recovery work at the WTC ground zero site and eight years of active service in the United States Marine Corps (USMC).
Senior Systems Engineer, Communications
Emil is PRI’s Senior Engineer of Communications and Networking. Emil is responsible for the preparation of drawings, manuals, bulletins and procedures for many MTA projects. This includes the design implementation and training of fiber optics data, audio, security and video transmission systems. He has over 40 years of experience across numerous companies as an NYCT-approved Communication Engineer for public address, telephone, TDS, CBDS, CCTV, data, radio systems, cabling projects and fiber optics. He received his BFA in Communication Engineering from New York Institute of Technology.
Ellen is the operator behind the scenes at PRI as the Head Administrator. She has 15 years of experience in administrative and human resource tasks which include issuing invoices to clients, monitoring unpaid invoices, maintaining D/MBE certifications, contract values and change orders, processing payroll and monitoring employee time off. Ellen received her accounting certification from Farmingdale State College.
Power Resources International, Inc. (PRI) was founded in 1992 by Joe Diurno and Victor Ancelson. Due to their strong family ties and a desire to remain in the New York area after their company decided to relocate, Joe and Victor chose to form their own independent company right on Long Island. Interestingly enough, the new company started simple, at Joe Diurno’s house in the basement. By combining their in-depth knowledge of power, controls, automation and instrumentation, they were able to fully satisfy all aspects in early projects with the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO) and the Long Island Railroad (LIRR).
Slowly but surely, PRI expanded its distribution business to eventually include engineering and development projects, becoming a full system integrator with hardware and software capabilities. As the business grew and additional employees were hired, PRI relocated to its current location in West Babylon, New York. PRI’s ISO 9001:2015 certified facility supports all engineering, development, sales, procurement, fabrication and administrative activities.
- ISO 9001:2015
- DBE/MBE – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise / Minority Business Enterprise