Archbishop Demetrios presented Three Hierarchs Hellenic Heritage Award to Peter J. Pappas with, left to right, V. Rev. Eugene N. Pappas, Pastor, Koula Sophianou, Consul General of Cyprus, George Eliopoulos, Consul General of Greece, and Jack Chrisomalis, Parish Council President.

Peter J. Pappas, Chairman of the Board of P.J.M. Holding Group, and a member of the Leadership 100 Executive Committee, was presented with the Hellenic Heritage Award, by Three Hierarchs Greek Orthodox Church of Brooklyn, New York on January 30th. His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, the Consul General of Greece, George Eliopoulos, and the Consul General of Cyprus, Koula Sophianou, joined the Very Rev. Archimandrite Eugene N. Pappas, Pastor of Three Hierarchs, for the presentation. The Award, given to prominent Greek American leaders for promoting Hellenism, was initiated in 2003.
 
Pappas, who began his career while attending New York University, trained with many of the leading equipment manufacturers in the field of commercial air conditioning. In 1971, he founded P.J. Mechanical Corp. and a year later, Delta Sheet Metal Corp. Today, PJ Mechanical is among the largest mechanical contracting firms in the country. He is also a real estate developer in New York, New York; Palm Beach, Florida; Youngstown, Ohio and Sacramento, California.
 
In recent years he has devoted his energies to expanding venues for golfing in Greece. An avid golfer for decades, Pappas has played with the legendary actor Telly Savalas, a friend, as well as with other Hollywood stars, U.S. Presidents and other leaders from around the world.
 
Of Greek and Cypriot heritage, Pappas is a member and supporter of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, as well as the Greek and Cypriot American communities. He is the recipient of The Honorary Medal of St. Paul and is an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Order of St. Andrew. He has served as a member of the Archdiocesan National Council and on the Board of Trustees of Leadership 100 for many years. He was awarded the Honorary Gold Medal of the Republic of Cyprus.
 
Caption: Archbishop Demetrios presented Three Hierarchs Hellenic Heritage Award to Peter J. Pappas with, left to right, V. Rev. Eugene N. Pappas, Pastor, Koula Sophianou, Consul General of Cyprus, George Eliopoulos, Greece Consul General of Greece, and Jack Chrisomalis, Parish Council President.
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