Club Details
Office(s): New Generations
Past President
Paul Harris Fellow? No
Peter Maniscalco, the founder and CEO of Artistic Stone / Maniscalco / ArtisticStone Gallery, Inc., was born in a small town called Poggioreale in Eastern Sicily,Italy. At the age of ten he moved with his family to Australia, following in the footsteps of other relatives that previously had moved to Sydney.
Peter attended De La Selle College, Ashfield, majoring in accounting. For the next five years he pursued a career as an accountant working for two large trading companies, both based in Sydney.
While on vacation, he travelled with a friend to Italy and stumbled across the Bologna Tile Fair. After attending the fair they both looked into the possibility of distributing Italian ceramic tiles in Australia. This was the start of the great journey that drove him into the stone business.
Peter’s love for the natural stone, and his experience with the accounting side of a business, allowed him to build a company that currently has a presence in Turkey, China, India, Indonesia, Australia, Canada, and United States. All of Peter’s family are involved in the business.
Peter has been involved in charity work for various associations for the past 28 years , working tirelessly  to better less fortunate members of the communities.
He is the president  of the S.Antonio Da Padova Protettore Di Poggioreale Trapani (Sydney ) Ltd. for the past 20 Years  - which has a nursing home in Ryde. 
In addition Peter is a:
  • Member of the Italian Ministerial Consultative  Committee.
  • Deputy Chair Person for Health & Age Care (Sub Committee)
  • Vice President  of Fereritalia   (Health& Age Care and sporting events)
  • Member of CO. AS. IT.  ( Italian Association of Assistance )
  • Member of Associazione "Cavalieri Di Sansilvestro"
  •  Peter has being recognised for service to the Community as follows:
  • 1998   Received the Australian Day Award
  • 2008   Received the  CO. AS. IT. Medal
  • 2008   Received the Comites Award
  • 2008   was appointed Chevalier of the  Order  of the Iron Crown
  • 2012   was appointed by the Order of the Iron Crown, as Adviser on Elderly Welfare-- Australia/Oceania Delegation.
  • 2013 was made a member of Associazione "Cavalieri Di Sansilvestro".
Peter was appointed President of the Hunters Hill Rotary Club in July 2012. Peter is also President-elect of the club for the year beginning July 2014.