Meet Andy Diamond, Controller at American Piping Products

andy-diamond-american-piping-productsQ: How long have you been in the piping business?

A: 7 years.

Q: What’s your role at this company? Tell us what a day is like for you.

A: Controller. A typical day involves collecting from customers, paying bills, making sure everyone gets paid, dealing with all employees’ HR issues, keeping track of our money and taking care of whatever else needs to be done “right now.”

Q: Describe the industry as a whole. Where is it going? What’s the biggest obstacle people are facing in your industry?

A: It seems like we’re doing better every month – hiring more people and selling more pipe. Managing the growth will be our biggest challenge.

Q: What is your most significant professional accomplishment?


Q: What is the last book you read?

A: “How Privatized Banking Really Works – Integrating Austrian Economics with the Infinite Banking Concept” by L. Carlos Lara and Robert Murphy.

Q: What are your favorite pastimes?

A: I like fishing, watching Cardinals baseball and Steelers football.

Q: Do you have any pet-peeves? Let’s hear them all.

A: When people use the words “can’t” and “fair,” flat-brimmed baseball hats and having to pay for water at a fast-food restaurant.

Q: What five people would you invite to a dinner party?

A: My family.

Q: Best movie of all time?

A: Star Wars (the original).

Q: You play for the St. Louis Cardinals. The song you go up to bat to is:

A: “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC.

Q: Dream vacation?

A: An Alaskan cruise.

Q: What magazines do you subscribe to?

A: Missouri Department of Conservation, Journal of Accountancy and somehow Rolling Stones and Sports Illustrated show up every month.