Birthplace: Amityville, New York
Nick Orlandino is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pipedream Products, one of the largest manufacturers of adult novelties, gag gifts, and pleasure products in the world. At 15, Orlandino got his start in the adult and gift industry unloading trucks for Forum Novelties in New York and eventually worked his way up to General Manager. In 1992, he relocated to Los Angeles and joined Pipedream Products as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In 1994, he became a partner in the corporation and currently runs all day-to-day operations at Pipedream.
In 1996, Orlandino founded the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo, the industry's first and largest business-to-business trade show, which he still currently manages. In 1999, he was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Free Speech Coalition, where he served as Treasurer for four years. In recognition of an outstanding career as CEO of Pipedream Products, Orlandino is included in the 2008/2009 Princeton Premier Registry, where he is listed among the most accomplished business leaders and professionals.
Throughout the years, Orlandino has received numerous industry awards and achievements. In 2010, he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from EAN, Europe's leading trade publication, and two years later, Orlandino received the Lifetime Achievement Award from SIGN magazine. In 2012, Orlandino was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the industry's two biggest trade publications, AVN and StorErotica. In 2013, he was named Business Man of the Year by EAN for the third straight year.
In January 2014, Orlandino received his eighth leadership award when he was named Free Speech Coalition's 2014 Man of the Year. The award recognized Orlandino's lifelong contributions to the adult industry and honored him for his 30 years of service. Shortly after, Orlandino wan honored with the iconic Industry Pioneer Award by XBIZ magazine, which recognized and celebrated his illustrious career in the adult novelty industry. Most recently, Orlandino was presented a lifetime achievement award by Australia's Adultex, honoring his enduring services to the adult industry.
Orlandino looked to take Pipedream to the next level in 2012 and was able to develop and cultivate a relationship with a New York-based private equity firm. In 2013, he closed the deal, making Pipedream the first adult novelty manufacturer in the world to secure private equity funding. The partnership has given Pipedream the foundation, financial resources, and executive leadership to make Pipedream the largest adult novelty manufacturer in the world. Shortly after the transaction, Orlandino and Pipedream acquired the lifestyle luxury brand Jimmyjane, and together, the companies look to shape the future of the category as the world's leading manufacturer of pleasure products.
In addition to his corporate duties, Orlandino remains committed to civic responsibilities. He's the founder of the Frank N. Orlandino Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing tuition assistance for students with financial difficulties. Orlandino is also recognized for his charitable contributions to Rock Out Cures, a nonprofit organization based in New York that provides financial assistance to the American Cancer Society, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He stays active in the local community through volunteer activities and charitable endeavors, including annual contributions to the Sierra Canyon School Foundation.
With his extensive knowledge of importing, manufacturing, product development, sales, and merchandising, combined with 30 years of experience in the adult industry, Orlandino is considered by many to be the premiere authority in the adult novelty business. He is currently CEO of the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo and Chairman and CEO of Pipedream Products.