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.

Bernie Saxon, President

Bernie Saxon
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.

Cassandra Bossen, VP Operations

Cassandra Bossen
Cassandra has had extensive experience in customer service and operations before joining Barclay in 2006.  Starting as Administrative Manager, Cassandra has grown through her management roles, transitioning to Parts Manager, then to Operations Manager, and finally to VP of Operations.  As an integral part of our Management team, she oversees all aspects of our Parts, Service and After Sales areas.  Cassandra resides in Middlesex County with her husband and two daughters.

Bob Matthews, Sales Manager

Bob Matthews
Bob Matthews has been involved with the material handling industry for many years working with Barclay as a Territory Manager, running a Rental Department, and representing the Yale factory as a National Accounts Manager. Bob is a graduate of Kean University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance with a collateral degree in Training and Development. He lives with his wife in Clark, NJ and has a beautiful family consisting of 2 married daughters, a 1-year-old granddaughter, and a baby grandson on his way this May. He loves all sports, especially college basketball where he coached a traveling AAU team for 7 years, and his new passion golf, where he finds himself in the woods much more than he would like to admit.

Carolyn Walezak, Director of Marketing & Business Development

Carolyn Walezak
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

Jeanette Adase
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!

Gayatri Bhise, HR Manager

Gayatri Bhise

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.”

Shan Hiralal, Parts Manager

Gayatri Bhise

Shan Hiralal has joined our Parts team as a ‘Parts Manager’. Shan has over 10 years of experience in customer service, fleet management, inventory control and warehouse management. Shan started his own auto repair shop, SVD Auto Repair Shop in Piscataway, NJ in 2019. Prior to this, Shan worked at Advance Auto Parts in Englishtown, NJ as an Operations Manager for 6 years. Shan studied Electronics Engineering from Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ. Shan lives with his parents, two brothers and a little puppy Bentley in Piscataway, NJ. In his spare time, Shan likes to work on cars, play basketball and DJ at private parties.


Barclay Brand Ferdon
2401 S Clinton Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 561-2100