Beginning this Memorial Day and running through Labor Day Weekend, when you purchase a motorized or hydraulic jack from Barclay, not only will you be helping a local military family, but you will also receive a FREE camouflaged baseball cap as a thank you!
Barclay has always had close personal ties with military men and women, employing them, recognizing them and offering as much support to these individuals and their families.
Barclay strives to recognize and show appreciation for our veterans everyday and this Veteran’s Day is no different than the rest.
May was declared National Military Appreciation Month by Congress in 1999 to designate a time to say thank you to the dedicated men and women who have served and are currently serving our country.
Although Memorial Day is the only Federal Holiday this month, there are a number of other days that celebrate our armed forces and their families for their sacrifice:
5/9-Military Spouses Day
5/10-Public Services Recognition Week
5/17-Armed Forces Day
Barclay would like to honor and say Thank you to all of our Veteran employees for their service. To view some of our Vets, click here. To learn more about Barclay’s “Buy a Jack-Help a Soldier” program, click here.
There are many ways to say thanks to a soldier in your life, check out http://www.nmam.org/participate.htm for ideas. Barclay would like to say Thank You to all veterans, current soldiers and military families!
A big thank you goes out to all of our employee veterans for their years of commitment in the service and on our Barclay team. We are proud to have such dedicated members! Below are just a few:
Skip Russo, President & CEO
Skip spent 4 years in the Army Security Agency. He served his first month in Fort Dix for basic training and then was sent to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA where he spent a full year studying the Czech language. He attended voice intercept and transcription school at Goodfellow Air Force Base in TX. After this training, Skip spent the next 2-1/2 years stationed in Germany at Herzo base which had previously been a Luftwaffe base during WWII in Herzogenaurach, Germany. He worked in conjunction with the National Security Agency on Czechoslovak military and Ministry of Defense communications.
John Moreland, Customer Service
John’s top priority is to provide our Fleet Customers insight, suggestions, and resources to help increase productivity, efficiency, enhance safety and capture cost savings. John served in the US Army for 6 years where he held positions from Platoon leader to Company Commander. His various Army leadership and staff logistics positions (company commander, materials management officer) were at Redstone Arsenal, AL, Camp Casey, Korea (DISCOM, 2nd Infantry Division), Kuwait, and Ft. Riley, KS (3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division). He is currently a Logistics Branch Captain assigned to Joint Force Headquarters, New Jersey Army National Guard, Fort Dix.
Bill Mondano, Parts Manager
Bill supports our service team and direct customers with research, price quotes and order processing of replacement parts and tires. Bill served 4 years as a US Marine (1st Battalion 3rd Marines) from 2002 to 2006 prior to joining Barclay. He was twice deployed to Afghanistan during this period and also spent 7 months stationed in Japan. His training was in various locations around the globe including Thailand.
Claudio Gauna, Service Technician
Claudio enlisted in the Army back in 2009. As part of the Infantry, he was stationed in Ft. Stewart, GA for 3 years. He served one deployment to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Claudio was honorably discharged from Active Duty with the rank of Specialist and is currently attached to the Army Reserve serving as a Vehicle Mechanic.
Jason Miller, Delivery Truck Driver
Jason spent 9 Years in the US Army as a Track/Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic, 2 years as a civilian diesel mechanic and was awarded an Army Commendation Medal for outstanding mechanical skills.
US Army, Camp Casey South Korea May 2005 – June 2006
US Army, Fort Riley Kansas August 2002 – May 2005
US Army, Friedberg, Germany Feb 1998 – July 2002
Jason is always smiling and upbeat – customers can’t help but be happy when Jason pulls up to deliver their equipment!! He lives in Oxford, NJ with his wife and two children.
Ryan Ramoth, Service Technician
Ryan joined the Army in 2010 and went to Ft Benning, GA for basic training. After basic, he went to Aberdeen Proving Ground for AIT where he was trained as a wheeled vehicle mechanic/stryker systems mechanic. After training Ryan was stationed at Ft Lewis, WA and then was deployed to Afghanistan. He is now in a reserve component.
David Hamberg, Controller
David received his commission through ROTC at the University of Pennsylvania in 1977. He joined the NJ Army National Guard (at that time the 50th Armored Division) in the Finance Company and did his Officer Basic Training at Ft. Benjamin Harrison in Indiana the summer of 1978. He served a total of 10 years in various combat service support positions including Finance Corps, Division Class I (rations) officer, XO for a medical company and Supply and Logistics.
Our other Employee Veterans include Rich Gola and Art Dash.