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Man of the Year.
Born and raised in Newark, John Gunnello came from a hardworking, modest, blue collar family. Johns father, Edward Gunnello was a lifelong employee for the City of Newark, who worked endless hours to earn an honest pay to provide for his family. Johns mother, Phyliss, stayed home to take care of their children. John saw the financial struggles his family endured and knew he had to do better, for everyone. Johns dreams and ambitions stem from his father’s work ethics and unconditional love he had for his family. This is what made John the man he is today. At the age of nine, John grew up learning every aspect of the garbage industry. He has fond memories and lifelong experiences with his extended family of which were pioneers of the waste trade. John’s Grandfather and Uncles showed him the ropes of the business of which John, years later turned into an Empire. The waste industry isn’t the only icon of his achievements. Johns uncanny business sense and perseverance has given him opportunities owning and investing in a wide variety of businesses, such as night club’s to restaurants to real estate. These are only a few of his many grand business endeavors’. Johns self-proclaimed greatest two achievements are his wife Carrie and his son Johnny.
“Everything I do is for them, they are my tower of strength, I am truly blessed.”