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Who We Are & What We Do

When you come in contact with the people who make up Barclay Brand Ferdon, you will see that we are customer driven, responsible and caring.  We value your business and will always work hard to deserve it.

equipment sales team

Our Professional & Continuously Trained Equipment Acquisition Team
With an average of over 20 Years of Materials Handling experience.


customer service

Our knowledgeable & dedicated Customer Support Team
Ready to provide expertise & assistance. 

Key Management Team

Skip_Russo_President_CEO_Barclay

His Business Philosophy:   

“Be customer centric, pay attention to detail and anticipate the needs of our customer”. 
Skip Russo

President & CEO

A grizzled veteran of the materials handling industry having started in 1972 working for a Yale dealership in the service department.  Prior to that, he graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s University, strategically located on the other side of the mountain from Camp David…fortunately, the cold war remained just that.  He also graduated from the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California where he used his training while serving with the Army Security Agency. 

Skip has had extensive experience in the industry in both the dealer and manufacturing segments.  On the dealer end, he held positions as a technician (actually a helper!), sales administrator, territory salesman, sales manager and general manager.  In manufacturing, he was VP, Sales & Marketing and ultimately President of a specialty forklift manufacturer which marketed their products through a dealer organization in North America and Europe in addition to being a defense contractor for shipboard and munitions handling vehicles.

Skip, and his business partner, purchased Barclay Brand Corporation in 1996 and Ferdon Equipment Company in 1997 and today market the company’s extensive products and services capability as Barclay Brand Ferdon and more recently just…Barclay.

Skip is an avid sports enthusiast with no sport unwatched or unplayed!  He along with his wife, who doubles as our Director of Marketing, are Bucks County, PA residents.  There are three children, 4 grandchildren and counting.

bernie

On Customer Service: “Take personal ownership of our customers and provide solutions to their problems, issues and concerns on a timely basis.”

 

Bernie Saxon

Vice President & COO

Bernie is a CPA with public accounting experience having worked for a nationally recognized accounting firm before jumping into the "real world" of an industrial company. Bernie led the audit team during a "due diligence" project when Barclay made an acquisition. Subsequently Bernie joined Barclay in 1997 as our Chief Financial Officer before assuming an increasingly greater role in managing the day to day operations of the company. He now has responsibility for all aspects of the company.

Bernie graduated from the University of Miami where he was a member of the cross country and track team. He is a resident of PA and has a full family compliment which includes 3 children, 2 of which are twins. Bernie used to have hobbies but all three kids are less than 6 years old.

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Jason Stevenson

Service Manager

Jason has a wide array of experience most of which was obtained during his over 20 years in the military while managing the maintenance of Aircraft, Tanks and many other Vehicles. He has a good working knowledge of complex systems and managing large teams of people to accomplish great things. Jason is a hands-on leader focused on creating a team environment dedicated to satisfying his customer’s service needs.

Jason lives with his wife and 4 children in south Jersey where they enjoy taking advantage of the “Jersey Shore” but also hitting the slopes over the winter months. Jason has previously competed as a Pro Bodybuilder and still enjoys hitting the gym and staying in shape. Any questions?

 

 

billshaw

On Customer Service:

“The customer is our most important asset, treat each customer as you would expect to be treated.”

Bill Shaw

Director of Sales

Bill has over 30 years of industry experience, over 20 of which has been with Barclay as a territory salesman, new equipment Sales Manager and more recently Manager, Fleet & Sales.  He has responsibility for our equipment salesmen, customer service representatives and supporting the needs of our fleet customers.   Prior to entering the material handling industry Bill was an educator working with kids as a high school teacher.

 Bill graduated from William Paterson University and resides in northern NJ with his wife and 3 daughters, one of which is in college with the others right behind her.  His motivation is enhanced by the joy of college tuition payments.  Bill is avid when it comes to skiing & racquetball.

carolyn

On Customer Service:

“Live, Breath and Demand it! We will do whatever it takes to make our business partners happy.”

Carolyn Walezak

Administrative Sales Manager

Carolyn began her career with Barclay as a high school student intern and that continued through college.  During that time she assisted in virtually every department doing anything that was asked of her.  Immediately after graduating from Rutgers University School of Management & Labor Relations with a BA in Labor & Employee Relations she became a full time team member at Barclay.  In her 10 years with the company she has accepted every challenge.  Her work ethic, determination and commitment to excellence have served us well.  Carolyn along with her team bring a customer service culture to all of our sales efforts.

Carolyn and her husband, Jonathan, both graduated from Rutgers University; they’re love of Rutgers make them huge advocates for the University.     Newly married they see a new house, kids and pets on the horizon.  Her favorite quote: “We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” -Jesse Owens

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Cassandra Bossen

Parts Manager

Cassandra had 14 years of extensive experience in customer service and operations before joining Barclay.  For 4 years she has been an integral part of reorganizing and restructuring our administrative service operations before recently assuming her current responsibilities leading our replacement parts support team.

When not investing herself in helping us improve our customer support she enjoys her husband and new baby girl.  She claims Italian food isn’t bad either.

“I like to look at our customers needs as a whole – not just what my department can do for them, but how Barclay can really wrap our arms around them.  Having a background as our Administrative Service Manager and now as our Parts Manager, I am able to promote a more comprehensive customer focus among my teammates.  If we don’t take care of our customers (and do it well), someone else will.”

tonydeluca

On Customer Service:

"Make a promise, keep the promise!!"
Tony DeLuca

Warehouse Systems Manager

Tony’s extensive business experience includes managing his own business in the Information Technology field with a heavy emphasis on application selling activities.  Tony has applied his technical knowledge and skills for 6 years in support of Barclay’s effort to satisfy our customer needs for warehouse systems and energy saving initiatives including industrial lighting and solar energy.

A graduate of Farleigh Dickenson University with a BS in IT & Engineering, Tony is a lifelong resident of New Jersey and father of three.  He is an avid sports fan, following the Yankees, Giants, Penn State football and also making time for coaching kid’s sports programs.  He enjoys trail bike riding and is recognized as the biggest fan of his own cooking!!  Wonder when he has time to work!

 

 

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