John Scagnelli graduated from Vineland High School. He received a certificate in HVAC and Refrigeration from CCVTC as well as a certificate in electrical control planning and installation.   John also had continuing education from Weil McLain in hydronics, Trane control systems, Honeywell energy and environmental systems and controls, Tappan heat pump classes and Inter City products equipment. He is certified in proper use of CFC's and HCFC's as well as the proper use of 410A refrigerant and certified from Earth Links Geo Thermal Heat Pumps program.

John started in the heating, cooling, plumbing and refrigeration field in 1972. He owned and operated Scagnelli, Inc for 32 years before merging with Barretta Plumbing Inc in 2007. John was associated with Eastern Heating and Cooling council and supported Atlantic County technical centers cooperative education program. Also, he was a member of the refrigeration service engineers society.

John enjoys golfing and fishing, has been married for 32 years, he has two children and one granddaughter.