P.J. has over forty year involvement in the motor industry having service an apprenticeship as motor mechanic on heavy goods vehicles with C.I.E. he move to take up the position garage foreman with a Johnson and Perrott Ltd. Emmet Place Cork and also held a position of part time lecturer in the Motor Engineering Department of the Cork Institute of Technology before joining S.L. Rudd Motor Assessors. After he purchasing S.L. Rudd & Co. Ltd. it went on to become one of the companies who formed Assess Ireland in 1999.
P.J. is an Associate of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers / Society of Operations Engineers as well a Member of the Institute of the Motor Industry and is also an Associate of the Institute of the Automotive Engineers Assessors.
In his spare time he sits on the Committee of the Ireland Munster Centre of the IRTE / SOE who present a series of technical lectures every year to members and guests and for many years has serve as the Honorary Treasurer of the Centre.