Who We Are & What We Do
Skip Russo, 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 as well as the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA where he used this training while serving with the Army Security Agency for four years. Skip served as President of Drexel Industries, a specialty forklift manufacturer before purchasing Barclay in 1996 with his business partner. He along with his wife, who doubles as our Director of Marketing, are Bucks County, PA residents.
Bernie Saxon, President
Joining us in 1997 as our CFO before assuming an increasingly greater role in managing the day to day operations of the company, Bernie is a CPA with public accounting experience. Prior to Barclay he worked for a nationally recognized accounting firm. He 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.
Will Ruscher, VP Sales
Will has been in the material handling industry for many years. Starting with Barclay as a territory equipment salesperson, he assumed the role of Major Account Sales in 2007 supporting our larger customers offering suggestions and solutions to their unique material handling challenges. In 2015 he settled into his new role of VP Sales directing and managing the Equipment Sales Team. He resides in Morris County NJ with his wife and identical twin boys. He actively helps coach some of his sons sports programs. Will also earned his Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Cassandra Bossen, VP Operations
Cassandra had 14 years of extensive experience in customer service and operations before joining Barclay in 2006. She has been an integral part of our Parts & Service Operations in her roles as Administrative Service Manager, Parts Manager and her current role of managing all aspects of our Service & Parts Operation. When not investing herself in helping us improve our customer support, she enjoys her husband and two young daughters. She claims Italian food isn't bad either.
Carolyn Walezak, Director of Customer Relations & Administration
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 member at Barclay. Carolyn, along with her team bring a customer service culture to all of our sales and support efforts. She lives with her husband, also a Rutgers graduate, and two sons in South Plainfield, NJ.
Jeanette Adase, Rental Manager
After starting her career with Barclay in 1998, Jeanette spent her time as Rental Coordinator, Service Coordinator, and Service Administrative Supervisor before returning to Rental as Manager in 2013. She understands the business and the importance of Customer Service. Jeanette has one daughter, Ashley who is now a college student. They both love animals and at one point, she and Ashley volunteered at a local Animal Shelter on weekends and had helped at least one Barclay Co-Worker find a new pet!
Michele Bukowiecki, Dispatch Manager
Having been with Barclay since 2013 Michele served as a Dispatcher for 3 years, then a dual role as Parts and Dispatch Manager to Full Time Dispatch Manager. She drives a team of 40+ Service Technicians to high levels of customer satisfaction, service excellence and outstanding team support. Her favorite quote: "Put your heart, mind and soul into even the smallest acts. This is the secret of success." - Swami Sivananda
Gayatri Bhise, HR Manager
Human Resources Manager Gayatri Bhise joined Barclay in 2005 when her son started kindergarten and has a passion for learning new things. She enjoys working with her colleagues at Barclay. Gayatri graduated from Delhi University in India and came to the U.S. in 1997. She loves music, travel and chess where she has played at the National Level. Her motto is “Work hard and face all situations with a smile. Success will follow.”