Some might say that the amount of pipe we stock is what sets us apart. Others might insist it’s the speed at which we operate. We’d, however, beg to differ with both. At American Piping Products, our team is what has made us the company we are today and we’re proud of that. So much so, in fact, that each month, we’ll be profiling one of the people that has helped us grow.
This month, meet Juan Pablo (“J.P.”) Carrillo.
J.P. has been working in the piping business since 1998 and has been with American Piping Products for almost two and a half years now. He’s sold more than 300,000 tons of pipe and landed one of the largest orders in American Piping Products history.
Here’s the laid-back side of one of the hardest working guys you’ll ever meet.
Q: If you could only eat one meal for the next five days, what would it be?
A: Steak, potatoes, rice, plantains and plenty of bread.
Q: Are you a sports fan?
A: Yes I am. I love baseball, but tennis is my favorite. Favorite tennis players are Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal.
Q: Do you have any unusual hidden talents or hobbies?
A: I have a photographic memory. I am able to tell time and dates of past events, whatever they are. I like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, tennis, ping pong and snorkeling.
Q: What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?
A: To have the most amazing wife, remain healthy and three beautiful children. All boys!
Q: What is your favorite/most vivid childhood memory?
A: Telling my parents I was going for a week to my best friend’s ranch while I sold some of my father’s old suits and bought a plane ticket to go to Chile for the Viña del Mar Music Festival in 1991.
Q: If you were a car, what kind would you be?
A: An 18-wheeler, get the heck out of my way!
Q: If you were a food, what would you be?
A: A dinner roll with no butter.
Q: What do you spend your Sundays doing?
A: With my three boys and wife doing anything we want.
Q: Do you start your mornings with a cup of coffee?
A: Actually no, very occasionally. I don’t feel the need for coffee, though the taste is amazing.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone (dead or living), who would it be?
A: Lakshmi Niwas Mittal.