The Business Report is pleased to announce The Top 50 Business Leaders of New Jersey for 2022. This year’s awardees have contributed to many factors within the state’s economy. They are job creators and community leaders. Many of this year’s awardees lead in some of New Jersey's largest industries including financial services, transportation and logistics, and life sciences. Their passion and commitment to scaling their business has set the stage to enable and support growth in the state and across the country.
Among this year’s awardees are Brett Paddock, President and CEO of Titanium Industries, who uses his decades of experience to guide the global leader in specialty metals supply solutions for the aerospace, medical, industrial, and oil and gas markets; Jason Parker, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of K-9 Resorts Franchising, who has dedicated himself to providing lucrative dog daycare franchise opportunities across the country; and Seth Levy, Chief Operating Officer and EVP of Sordoni Construction, who crafted the company’s client focused mentality on providing meticulous services, along with delivering projects on time and within budget at a high level of quality.
We applaud these individuals for their commitment to the organizations they serve. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 50 Business Leaders of New Jersey for 2022.
1. Fa Park
Founder & CEO, Color Street
Fa Park, Color Street Founder and CEO, is an innovator and entrepreneur driven by curiosity and a passion for improving the world around him. Color Street is an innovative beauty brand that began over three decades ago when Park revolutionized the nail polish industry by creating the world’s first dry nail polish strips. Made of 100% real nail polish, Color Street nail strips give a salon-quality manicure in just minutes with no dry time. In 2018, they introduced their revolutionary product to the direct sales world, bringing colorful opportunities to independent stylists nationwide.
Additionally, Park is the founder and CEO of Incoco Products, is the first and only manufacturer of 100% real nail polish appliqués. In 2020, he earned the title of an EY New Jersey Entrepreneur Of The Year. Park earned a master's degree from Chicago College of Music and an undergraduate degree in music and opera from Hanyang University.
2. Brett Paddock
President & CEO, Titanium Industries
Brett Paddock is the President and CEO of Titanium Industries. T.I. is the global leader in specialty metals supply solutions for the aerospace, medical, industrial, and oil and gas markets. They are the largest independent distributor of specialty metals stocked throughout their global service center network. They maintain and continue to expand their state-of-the-art processing and near net shape capabilities, such as water jet cutting, saw cutting, and shearing. They provide tailored supply chain solutions through its T.I. Materials Management methodologies and Program Management competencies. T.I. continuously focuses on lean and process improvements while maintaining AS9100 and ISO9001 certifications at all locations worldwide. Their award-winning sales team has been providing dependable quality driven solutions to their customers since 1972. Paddock has 31 years of experience. He began his career in 1991.
Before joining Titanium Industries, Paddock was a director of operations at Samuel Grossi and Sons and before that a chief engineer at Helmark Steel. Paddock graduated from Lehigh University with an MS in engineering.
3. Anthony Rinaldi
President & CEO, The Rinaldi Group
Anthony Rinaldi began his professional career 34 years ago. Today, he is the President and CEO of The Rinaldi Group. The Rinaldi Group is a full-service general contractor and construction management firm, building upon its foundation and tradition of self-performance in both the public and private industry sectors alike. Its reputation for performance and execution, practicality with ingenuity, timing, and efficiency, quality, professionalism, and safety has grown the firm financially strong and healthy with unlimited capabilities in an industry today more competitive than it has ever been before. Their diversity reached all branches of construction, and their capabilities are endless.
Rinaldi first got his start in 1988 as a project manager and project superintendent at HRH Construction. From there, he went on to DeFilippis Construction Corporation, before eventually rising to become president and COO at Crain Construction Company, his most recent position prior to founding The Rinaldi Group. Rinaldi graduated from Lehigh University with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.
4. Anthony Bongiovanni
Founder & CEO, Micro Strategies
Anthony Bongiovanni is the Founder and CEO of Micro Strategies. He founded the company in 1983. Micro Strategies helps modern businesses leverage their technology investments to drive business outcomes. As a leading technology solutions provider, they bring together the right mix of solutions, services, and expertise to help customers address their business challenges and opportunities. Since 1983, they have successfully partnered with businesses across the Northeastern United States to design, implement and support their technology portfolios in ways that align their technology with their business strategy.
Previously, Bongiovanni was a project engineer at Exxon Research & Engineering. Bongiovanni earned an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.
5. Paul Keimig
CEO, Chemical Resources
Paul Keimig is the CEO of Chemical Resources. Chemical Resources is a leading provider of polymer materials, custom compounds, and solutions to a diverse range of industries. With locations in Princeton, NJ and Chesapeake, VA, their knowledge of formulations, compounding technology, along with a highly networked distribution system, make them the answer to a company's resin needs. They have expertise in medical-grade applications, and they apply those same principles to everything they produce. Keimig has 37 years of experience. He began his career in 1985.
Before joining Chemical Resources, Keimig was a senior account representative at Solvay Polymers and before that, a sales representative at Union Carbide. Keimig earned an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Rutgers University.
6. Jim Rice
Co-Founder & CEO, Nautilus Solar Energy
Jim Rice began his professional career 39 years ago. Today, he is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nautilus Solar Energy. Nautilus Solar Energy is a leading owner-operator of solar projects focused on large industrial and community solar markets located throughout the United States. A pioneer in solar energy since 2006, Nautilus is committed to creating a clean, sustainable future by offering an equitable and affordable renewable energy choice. Through its Community Solar initiative, Nautilus is making solar energy available to a broader marketplace, including low to middle income households and unrated businesses that wish to reduce their carbon footprint and utility bills. Nautilus is wholly owned by Power Sustainable, a global multi-platform alternative asset manager with a long-term investment approach focused on sustainable strategies.
Rice first got his start in 1982 as a VP of energy and power group at Goldman Sachs. From there, he went on to J.P. Morgan, before eventually rising to become a managing director at Riverstone Holdings LLC, his most recent position prior to joining Nautilus Solar Energy. Rice graduated from The Wharton School with an MBA in finance and marketing and from United States Naval Academy with an undergraduate degree in mathematics.
7. Frank Hobler
President, Fujipoly America
Frank Hobler is the President of Fujipoly America. He first joined the company in 1989. Fujipoly America Corporation is a company that specializes in the secondary processing of industrial silicone rubber. They have evolved into a world-leader in Thermal Interface Materials, Elastomeric Connectors and other high-performance components and materials for the datacom, defense, automotive, aerospace and consumer industries. Fujipoly has steadily grown over the past 33 years and now has nine divisions located in North America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to their nine locations, Fujipoly has a network of distributors and representatives throughout the world to meet needs at the local level. This borderless business strategy has allowed Fujipoly to offer their products and support at locations, and at times, that are convenient to their customers.
8. Michael Gottlieb
Michael Gottlieb is the President of ResinTech. ResinTech Inc., an acknowledged leader in ion exchange, manufactures a broad range of ion exchange resins for water and wastewater treatment, including deionization, softening, metals removal, product purification, resource recovery, and pollution control. In addition to its ion exchange resins, ResinTech supplies activated carbon and inorganic selective exchangers. ResinTech has developed an application technology resource group that includes state-of-the-art laboratories and a group of scientists dedicated to expanding the frontiers of application technology. This group is put to use whenever product or process recommendations are requested, assuring customers get the most cost-effective approach to achieving their process goals. Gottlieb has 36 years of experience. He began his career in 1986.
Gottlieb graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and engineering management, and from Newark College of Engineering with an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering.
9. Didier Amiel
President, White Toque
Didier Amiel began his professional career 30 years ago. Today, he is the President of White Toque. White Toque, Inc. is the leading importer of European specialty food products in the United States. Serving restaurants and hotels, they sell to 250 distributors and wholesalers nationwide and offer a wide selection of frozen and dry goods to the retail and foodservice markets. They strive to find the highest quality ingredients and to bring unique items to the North American market. They work closely with major manufacturers and production facilities in Europe in establishing strong standards of quality.
Amiel earned an undergraduate degree from OMNES Education.
10. Seth Levy
Chief Operating Officer & EVP, Sordoni Construction
Seth Levy is the Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President of Sordoni Construction. He first joined the company in 2006 as a vice president. Sordoni Construction is a client-centric construction management firm committed to constructing iconic properties. Their unique approach combines big project capabilities and hands-on, personalized service to deliver construction projects that are stunning to experience, a true pleasure to build, and a brilliant investment in the future. They firmly believe that fine construction expertise entails a nuanced and masterful approach to everything from technique and materials, to their relationships with clients and craftspeople. Independent for over a century, they understand how creativity, craftsmanship, and functionality work together in the long term and how to achieve the most powerful, beautiful, enduring result from any given budget.
Previously, Levy was a project manager at Skanska. He graduated with a degree in civil engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
11. Jason Parker
Co-Founder & Co-CEO, K-9 Resorts Franchising
Jason Parker is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of K-9 Resorts Franchising, LLC. Designed, developed, and marketed K-9 Resorts concept as the purveyor of luxury dog care facilities in the Northeast. Parker is an accomplished professional and small business owner with over sixteen years of comprehensive management experience, starting at the age of twelve years old and now one of the youngest franchisors in America. He has an outstanding proven history of managing projects from initial conception, including development of business model, implementation of all aspects of business growth, including long-term financial management strategies, human resource management, marketing, and promotion.
Parker is also a nationally renowned speaker, considered an expert in the pet care industry, and was recognized by Congress for outstanding and invaluable service to the community.
12. George Wu
President & CEO, DoubleBridge
George Wu began his professional career 24 years ago. Today, he is the President and CEO of DoubleBridge. DoubleBridge Technologies, Inc. is an international software development and IT solution provider. Headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, DoubleBridge has regional offices in North America and Asia. For over ten years, DoubleBridge has delivered technical and business solutions to many of the world’s largest companies. Their clients rely on them to plan, develop, and implement global solutions that save them time and money. Their services, knowledge, and expertise are all aimed at serving regulated industries specializing in pharmaceutical and life sciences.
Wu graduated from Colorado State University with a PhD in engineering and from the University of Beijing with an undergraduate degree.
13. Leonard Cordaro
President, Premier Die Casting Company
Leonard Cordaro is the President of Premier Die Casting Company. He first joined the company in 1972. Premier Die Casting Company is privately held and specializes in high pressure aluminum die casting, miniature zinc die casting, secondary finishing and finished assemblies. The company has been in business for 65 years, beginning as a tool and die shop and transforming over the years into a respected, finished goods supplier. Computer technology is common throughout the plant, starting with integrated management information systems, engineering design, die cast set up, analysis, and production. Premier Die Casting Company also has the capacity to add value to the die castings. This is accomplished with state of the art "work cells" that handle machining, cleaning, assembly, and pressure testing. Premier prides itself with the ability to provide finished goods to its customers. Their vision for the future is to appear as an extension of its customers’ development and manufacturing groups.
Cordaro earned an MS in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, advanced thermodynamics, and fluid modeling from the University of Notre Dame.
14. Howard Schreiber
President, Schreiber Foods International
Howard Schreiber is the Chairman and President of Schreiber Foods International. Schreiber Foods International, Inc. has been a direct importer and distributor of specialty food items to the food service and food manufacturing sectors throughout the U.S. They are proud to have cultivated a reputation for the highest quality products, consistent supply, dependable service, and absolute professionalism. Their buyers travel the world seeking the best selection of fruits, vegetables, seafood, condiments, and other specialty foods that discriminating chefs demand for today’s upscale menus and broadening tastes. Only products that meet their high standards of quality can be packed under their AMBROSIA® brand. In addition, they are also the exclusive food service distributor for several well-known retail brands. They feature over 200 items and are committed to providing these with unparalleled service, all year long. Schreiber has 42 years of experience. He began his career in 1980.
Schreiber earned an undergraduate degree in marketing from Bryant University.
15. Tracy Jarman
President & CEO, Aquatrols
Tracy Jarman began her professional career 40 years ago. Today, she is the President and CEO of Aquatrols. Aquatrols is the world leader in the development of cutting-edge soil surfactants and other specialty technologies that maximize the use of water and inputs in the agricultural, professional turfgrass, and horticultural markets. Aquatrols is a specialty chemical company engaged in the discovery, development, and commercialization of uniquely effective products and formulation technologies. These technologies provide water, energy, labor and other resource savings for the turf, ornamental, agricultural, and snowmaking industries worldwide.
Jarman graduated from Rowan University with an MBA and from Boston College with an undergraduate degree in economics.
16. Lee Wasserman
Founding CEO & President, LEW Environmental
Lee Wasserman is the Founding CEO and President of LEW Environmental. He first joined the company in 1992. LEW Environmental Services is a nationally recognized leader in the environmental consulting, remediation, and training industry. They provide clients professional environmental consulting, investigation, training, and remediation services while assuring unsurpassed quality and service. They are experienced in residential, commercial, and government projects of all sizes with over 100+ certifications across numerous environmental disciplines, including lead paint, asbestos, mold, indoor air quality, and radon. They partner with private clients, public authorities, and government entities nationwide through all project phases.
Previously, Wasserman was a municipal broker at JB Hanauer Co. and before that an auditor at Deloitte. Wasserman graduated with a degree in accounting from the University of Maryland.
17. Michael Fischette
Founder & CEO, Concord Engineering Group
Michael Fischette is the Founder & CEO of Concord Engineering Group. Concord Engineering Group, Inc. is a full-service engineering, energy consulting, construction management and commissioning firm. Specializing in creative solutions for facilities and power plants, Fischette has led the company since 1989. The firm has developed and implemented a broad range of projects from nuclear and combined cycle power plants to high performance buildings, sustainable design, and energy efficiency technologies. Fischette has been dedicated to the further development of many energy policies and technologies, setting the groundwork for the country's future standards in energy supply and use.
In 2011, Fischette was appointed to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities’ Energy Master Plan Work Group by then President Lee Solomon and continues to be on the forefront of developing innovative financing and incentive solutions that shape energy policy and energy infrastructure design. In 2009, he spearheaded the development of the first Energy Bank in New Jersey for the Burlington County Bridge Commission. Previously, Fischette was a design and test engineer in the power plant industry. He graduated from Rutgers University with an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.
18. David Guariglia
President, Fidelity Paper & Supply
David Guariglia began his professional career over years ago. Today, he is the President of Fidelity Paper & Supply. Fidelity Paper & Supply was to establish a business partnership with its customers by providing commitment, quality, service, and value. These essential ingredients mixed with passion have enabled Fidelity Paper to grow and flourish now for more than 65 years with a growing fleet of more than 170+ large semi-container trucks. As Fidelity Paper grew from a local one wagon to a national distribution company, they have expanded to include locations in Maine, Boston, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, South Carolina, Phoenix, and Miami, in addition to servicing numerous Fortune 500 Companies from coast to coast.
Guariglia earned an undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University.
19. David Mocton
President, Hertz Furniture
David Mocton is the President of Hertz Furniture. He first joined the company in 1996 Hertz Furniture is the dealer of choice for educational, business, government, and religious institutions nationwide, providing quality furniture and superior customer service for more than 50 years. Lifetime warranties, complimentary interior design & project management, fast quotes, and quick-ship products are just a few of the ways that Hertz Furniture provides added value to its customers. Their local reps, project managers, and installers ensure a satisfied customer, every time and they turn a vision into reality. They have a wide variety of innovative school chairs and student chair desks, as well as classroom bookcases and wheelchair accessible tables to complete a room.
20. Jan Larsson
President & CEO, Versa Products Company
Jan Larsson is the President and CEO of Versa Products Company. Versa designs, manufactures, and delivers valves and related accessories to meet those application-critical specifications. With more than 70 years of experience, Versa is an expert in valve automation and fluid power. Versa makes countless valve combinations accessible to organizations, ensuring the best solution for each application. Whether oil and gas, mobile pneumatics, bulk handling, pulp and paper, woodworking, chemical, utility, food, or municipal services applications, Versa valves are recognized around the world as a mark of quality. A privately-owned, nimble company, Versa maintains unmatched flow rates, tests every product prior to shipment, and stands by an unsurpassed 10-year warranty. Larsson has 43 years of experience. She began her career in 1979.
Before joining Versa Products Company, Larsson was an assistant hospital director of surgical programs at Temple University Hospital and before that an assistant hospital director of medical programs at Cooper University Medical Center. Earlier in her career she worked with Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals as an administrative resident, administrative assistant, and risk manager. Larsson graduated from Duke University with an MHA and from Trinity College-Hartford with an undergraduate degree in math, computers, and biology.
21. Hallie Satz
CEO & Managing Partner, High Road Press
Hallie Satz began her professional career 41 years ago. Today, she is the CEO and Managing Partner of High Road Press. HighRoad Press is an award winning G7 certified printing company located in the Meadowlands area of NJ and an affiliate web press partner in PA. The NJ facility of 40,000 sq. ft. includes prepress, retouching, sheet fed, digital printing as well as a full-service bindery with die-cutting, fulfillment, and mailing. They're in-house capabilities allow them to provide a variety of print services including brochures, marketing materials and kits, catalogs, direct mail packages, magazine inserts, promotional packages, pharmaceutical inserts and literature, posters, pads, coffee table books and many other categories of print. Besides installing new equipment, having a great location, and providing fantastic pricing, their competent and diverse staff is committed to an environment of best practices in all areas of production and customer service.
In 1981 Satz served as a president at Barton Press, Earth Color. She graduated from Ithaca College and from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
22. Manish Gurukula
Manish Gurukula is the CEO of Alacriti. He first joined the company in 2003. Alacriti is a leading financial technology company dedicated to helping its clients accelerate their digital payments transformation. Alacriti’s cloud-based platform, Orbipay, delivers solutions across the payments ecosystem, including The Clearing House’s RTP network, Electronic Bill Presentment and Payments (EBPP), and Digital Disbursements. Through their cloud-native platform, Orbipay, its solutions empower clients to deliver the innovative digital payment experiences today’s consumer’s demand. In addition to driving modern and frictionless digital payment experiences, their clients benefit from faster time to market and continuous innovation on a proven platform. Alacriti also provides software, services, and technology outsourcing for its clients, including AWS Cloud Consulting.
Gurukula earned an undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai, India.
23. Bill Wang
President, Amergy Solar
Bill Wang is the President of Amergy Solar. Amergy Solar is an award winning full-service solar company. At Amergy Solar they believe a solar energy system is a simple and affordable addition for all solar candidates. Their systems are beneficial to energy costs both financially and environmentally. With that in mind, its experienced project management team developed a turnkey solar process that leads customers seamlessly from start to finish. The Amergy process combines their professional engineers, solar technicians, project managers, and installation teams to work closely with each homeowner. They design a custom state-of-the art, aesthetically pleasing solar energy system to fit a broad range of residential and commercial needs and ultimately save homeowners money. Wang has 13 years of experience. He began his career in 2009.
Prior to joining Amergy Solar, Wang was a government relations expert and grant writer with gHealth Solutions. Wang graduated from Seton Hall University with an MS in molecular biology.
24. Anand Khubani
CEO, Ideavillage Products
Anand Khubani began his professional career 22 years ago. Today, he is the CEO of Ideavillage Products. Ideavillage is a next-generation consumer products company that creates, markets, manufactures, and sells relevant, modern consumer focused brands. They are actively seeking partnerships and acquisitions in all categories. They partner with brand visionaries who strive to accelerate the growth of their brands. Their portfolio of brands enjoys access to deeper and broader resources than independent brands can afford on their own, which means less worrying about the details. This permits more focus on developing relationships with the customer and delivering products that delight them. Ideavillage has successfully launched brands with amazing products with breakthrough marketing campaigns coupled with expansive marketing budgets. This has allowed them to reach the target audience with unprecedented impact. Their vast and deep retail relationships, global supply chain and fresh capital allows them to scale brands faster and more efficiently.
Khubani earned an undergraduate degree from NYU Stern School of Business.
25. Ajay Mohan
Founder & CEO, Ishi Systems
Ajay Mohan is the Founder and CEO of Ishi Systems. He first joined the company in 2002. Ishi is a software services and product engineering firm with offices in the U.S., Switzerland, and India. Their primary focus is creating managed solutions and products that leverage high performance computing, big data, and analytics. Built around the core values of delivery, quality and creativity, Ishi is a product design and engineering firm. Their primary focus is creating managed solutions and products that leverage high performance computing, big data, and analytics. At Ishi, customer value and customer intimacy are the key principles that guide the delivery and quality of their solutions. Understanding and delivering value to their customers is the central business skill of their teams and leaders. This manifests in their approach of prioritizing the delivery of the highest value in the shortest time.
Previously, Mohan was a principal technical program manager at Amazon and before that a solutions architect and program manager at Marsh. Earlier in his career he worked with Thomson Financial as a software developer. Mohan earned a master's in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology and an undergraduate degree in computer science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
26. Joel Globus
President, Globus Electric
Joel Globus is the President of Globus Electric, an industrial, commercial, institutional electrical contractor in NJ. At Globus Electric, their job is not complete until they fully explore how their experience and insight can help to design efficient electrical systems to align with any budget, timeframe, and long-range planning. Creating new electrical solutions is stimulating work, and when new technology becomes obsolescent in a matter of months, thinking beyond the disconnect is imperative. With the agility, technical expertise, and perseverance to master the most complex electrical installations, they consistently prove their mettle by developing resourceful solutions for extraordinary challenges. Globus has 50 years of experience. He began his career in 1972.
Globus earned an undergraduate degree from Newark College of Engineering.
27. Moshe Steinmetz
Moshe Steinmetz began his professional career 34 years ago. Today, he is the President of Shildan. At Shildan, they are transforming the built environment to inspire beautiful, sustainable architecture that will impact their communities for generations to come. By blending artistry, technology, and unequaled service, they’re ushering in a new era of architectural experience with unlimited capabilities and solution-based design for state-of-the-art terracotta rainscreen and terracotta sunscreen façades. With unrelenting passion, they help bring a vision to life and overcome any engineering and technical challenge, no matter the scale, complexity, or location of the project. Shildan exists at the intersection of art and technology. As a company, they have always believed that design should be beautiful and sustainable. Their team provides advanced architectural terracotta rainscreen and terracotta sunscreen façade products, systems & services to owners, architects, consultants & contractors from the dynamic initial design stages to the inspirational project completion.
28. Selwyn Swimer
Selwyn Swimer is the President of Automatiq. He first joined the company in 2002. Automatiq is a third-party logistics and distribution company. Automatiq specializes in large volume pick & pack, drop shipping, roll out, and rework operations. They ship hundreds of thousands of products weekly, for their clients to all the major retailers. The product line they ship ranges from watches, garments, accessories, and personal care items. They have state of the art operational systems, and facilities in place that support high speed picking, packing, and shipment of orders to both business and consumer destinations. They have developed this revolutionary new semi-automated method of picking that will cut costs in half. They do labeling, quality control, return order processing, and even repairs or assembly for their clients’ products.
Previously, Swimer was a president at Telecraft Industries.
29. Steve Rush
CEO, Carbon Express
Steve Rush is the CEO of Carbon Express. Carbon Express, headquartered in Wharton, NJ, transports liquid bulk products across the United States and into Canada. Established in 1983, the company is a leader in the transport of lubricant base oils and other petroleum products. Their value proposition is simple, they believe in serving their customers first and foremost. Their goal is perfect service and every load on time. They track their on-time performance and view all service failures as serious disconnects to their customers. Carbon Express investigates every service failure to discover the root cause, accountability, and corrective action. Rush has 51 years of experience. He began his career in 1971.
Previously, Rush was a member of the United States Air Force. In the Air Force, he became an Air to Ground operator and fell in love with the position. Rush attributes his military experience to his success within the trucking industry.
30. Kevin Gallagher
Kevin Gallagher began his professional career 34 years ago. Today, he is the CEO of Panurgy. Panurgy offers a full range of expert, professional IT services to cover every stage of their client’s business-technology life cycle. From assessment and design to implementation and sustained long-term management. They do all of this with an unshakable dedication, affordability, transparency, and with white glove customer care. Their experience and expertise, coupled with their unwavering commitment to delivering the best customer service, results in an industry recognized service that can’t be beat. Since 2000, their clients have benefited from an ongoing return on their technology investment through maximum uptime, increased productivity, and overall peace-of-mind.
Gallagher first got his start in 1988 as a director of sales at Coca-Cola Enterprises. Gallagher graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with an MBA in marketing and from State University of New York College at Plattsburgh with an undergraduate degree in marketing.
31. Joseph Mastrull
Joseph Mastrull is the President of Printech. He first joined the company in 1991. Printech offers small businesses everything they need to market their business. They provide high quality marketing materials, creative design, mailing services as well as promotional products, wide-format signs, banners, and posters. Printech specializes in delivering fast, short run, on-demand digital printing in Hunterdon, Somerset, Warren, and Mercer Counties. Their environmentally friendly printing uses soy-based inks, organic solvents, and recycled paper stocks. They are committed to being green.
Mastrull graduated with a degree in industrial studies and business from Montclair State University.
32. Judson Kleinman
CEO & Founder, Corporate Essentials
Judson Kleinman is the CEO and Founder of Corporate Essentials. Corporate Essentials is an office refreshment service with a focus on helping companies keep their employees engaged at work. They work with their clients to promote positive workplace culture and better employee engagement by creating premium snack and beverage programs to fit their specific needs. They offer traditional and single-cup coffee brewing options with equipment from companies like La Marzocco, Cafection, Fetco, Wilbur-Curtis, Starbucks, Keurig, FLAVIA and more. In addition to nationally recognized coffee roasters like Peet's Coffee, they also work with local roasters including Irving Farm Coffee Roasters and Cafe Grumpy; plus, third-wave specialty roasters including Counter Culture Coffee.
Before joining Corporate Essentials, Kleinman was a president and CEO at Coffee Service and More, a division of Wechsler Coffee, and before that a branch manager at Aramark. Kleinman graduated from SUNY Oneonta with an undergraduate degree in business and economics.
33. Christopher Amato
President & CEO, CMM Custom Homes
Christopher Amato began his professional career over years ago. Today, he is the President and CEO of CMM Custom Homes. Since 1983, CMM has been designing and building custom homes in prized Monmouth and Ocean County communities including Avon-by-the-Sea, Bay Head, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Brick, Manasquan, Point Pleasant Beach, Sea Girt, Spring Lake, Wall, and others. Over the years, they have built a strong foundation in their process and reputation. They are here to make the custom home building experience predictable, enjoyable, and rewarding.
Amato earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern Maine.
34. Ronnye Schreiber
Ronnye Schreiber is the CEO of PlanetConnect. She first joined the company in 1996 as president. PlanetConnect has provided a Life Science Supplier integration framework into corporate meetings, webinars, and portals. Host companies gain economic, procurement and networking benefits with suppliers gaining or enhancing marketing access to their target audience. Companies they work with include Alexion, Biogen, BMS, Celgene, GSK, Takeda, J&J, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi, and many others in the BioPharma and Biotech space. Managed host company meetings include large (2,500+), medium (400-800) and small (50-150) meetings, some of which are hosted across the world. Events include company-wide R&D, manufacturing, innovation or IT-focused meetings to department "Deep Dives" with bench scientists, research and development staff or executives.
Previously, Schreiber was a marketing manager at Lucent and before that an information manager at AT&T. Earlier in her career she worked with Arthur D. Little as a research associate. Schreiber earned an undergraduate degree in bacteriology from Rutgers University.
35. Drew Kronick
CEO, SDS Rx
Drew Kronick is the CEO of SDS Rx. SDS Rx is the leading provider of national, flexible, cost-effective, innovative, information-driven, dedicated, logistics solutions to the healthcare market. A unique combination of operational expertise, integrated technology and innovative solutions has enabled SDS Rx to become the number one dedicated provider of logistics and delivery solutions to pharmacies, pharmaceutical wholesalers, laboratories, and hospitals across the U.S. Kronick has 37 years of experience. He began his career in 1985.
Before joining SDS Rx, Kronick was a president at Labor Research Partners and before that an EVP at Velocity ExpressCom. Earlier in his career he worked with Cushman & Wakefield as a broker. Kronick graduated from Pitzer College with an undergraduate degree in economics.
36. Georg Bartosch
Georg Bartosch began his professional career over years ago. Today, he is the President and Founder of Intech. Intech Corporation, based in northern New Jersey, was founded in 1983. They specialize in the design and manufacture of precision machined, self-lubricating plastic gears, rollers and cam followers made of non-hygroscopic Intech Power-Core™ material. They help customers reduce costs by running maintenance free motion components and transmit power at higher speeds, with less down time, no lubrication and requiring less energy.
Bartosch first got his start in 1973 as a packaging engineer at Procter & Gamble. From there, he went on to American Cyanamid Co., before eventually rising to become a finance manager for the agriculture division at American Cyanamid, his most recent position prior to founding Intech. Bartosch graduated from Columbia Business School with an MBA and from Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany with an MS in mechanical engineering.
37. Lorraine Riscinti
Owner, VP & Travel Consultant, Blue Water Divers
Lorraine Riscinti is the Owner, Vice President, and Travel Consultant of Blue Water Divers. She first joined the company in 1992. Blue Water Divers is a five-star dive facility that has been helping scuba divers in Bergen County for over 20 years. They teach diving, swimming, sell equipment and assist with or escort on trips to some of the most fabulous and exotic dive destinations in the world. They provide training, advice, equipment sales and servicing to recreational, technical, and commercial divers, as well as run a successful learn-to-swim program for people of all ages.
Previously, Riscinti was an administrative assistant at North American Philips Corporation. Riscinti earned an undergraduate degree in business administration and management from Katharine Gibbs School.
38. Michael Elson
President and CEO, Penn Tool
Michael Elson is the President and CEO of Penn Tool. Penn Tool has been a family-owned business since 1968. It offers the finest selection of precision measuring tools, work-holding devices, cutting tools, abrasives, metal working machinery, and MRO products. Elson has 29 years of experience. He began his career in 1993.
Elson graduated from the University of Arizona with an undergraduate degree in business administration and management.
39. Richard Abramo
President, Code Environmental Services
Richard Abramo began his professional career 36 years ago. Today, he is the President of Code Environmental Services. Code Environmental Services provides turn-key remedial and environmental construction services to a repeat customer base that includes Fortune 500 corporations, national engineering firms, government agencies, developers, construction managers, and major utility companies. They have an established reputation for responsive, cost-effective contracting. Their portfolio includes a wide range of large-scale, complex projects safely completed at Superfund, Brownfields, MGP, industrial, commercial, and residential sites throughout USEPA Regions 2 and 3. Work is often performed at active facilities in densely populated, urban areas. Long-term contracts with leading T&D providers allows them to provide competitive pricing, preferential scheduling, and customized disposal options designed to meet project-specific needs.
Abramo first got his start in 1986 as a director of operations at ENSCO Environmental Services. Abramo graduated from St. Francis College with an undergraduate degree in biology.
40. Venky Karuppanan
Founder and CEO, Teezle
Venky Karuppanan is the Founder and CEO of Teezle. Teezle was founded in January of 2009 with a vision to build the next generation “Internet of Things” infrastructure that helps companies effectively manage their wireless devices and build compelling connected solutions. Their horizontal platform strategy and modular approach built over the past 10 years encompass the tools and technologies needed to efficiently deliver on any IoT project array and has proven effective in addressing complex applications in a timely and cost-effective manner. Using Teezle, enterprises across dozens of industries are able to successfully launch, manage and monetize their IoT initiatives on a global scale. The Teezle platform manages more than 4.5 million wireless devices and is trusted by leading companies to fast-track their connected businesses.
Previously, Karuppanan was a product architect & IT division lead at StarTrak Information Technologies. Karuppanan graduated from Mepco Schlenk Engineering College with an undergraduate degree in engineering.
41. Jonathan Shaw
President & CEO, Lemon Tree Salon
Jonathan Shaw is the President and CEO of Lemon Tree Salon. Lemon Tree is known for providing high-quality full salon services at affordable prices for over 49 years. Great hair styling at value pricing is always in demand. It allows Lemon Tree Hair Salons to attract a wide clientele and ensures they remain competitive in their markets. Unlike most other salon franchises that focus solely on hair cutting, Lemon Tree provides a full range of professional services and products for the whole family. In partnership with Paul Mitchell, each of their focus salons offer the latest cutting, styling, hair color, straightening and texturizing, as well as facial waxing. They are a prestigious Paul Mitchell Focus Salon Member that allows Lemon Tree the benefit of ongoing Style classes, training and keeps them up to date on new hair trends. It also provides Lemon Tree with an alternate revenue stream to add value. Shaw has 27 years of experience. He began his career in 1995.
Shaw earned an undergraduate degree in retailing and retail operations from Syracuse University.
42. Werner Waden
President, Colex Finishing Solutions
Werner Waden began his professional career 50 years ago. Today, he is the President of Colex Finishing Solutions. Colex Finishing is headquartered in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. They have revolutionized cutting technology with high quality cutters without compromise and have become a recognized global leader in their industry. Colex specializes in wide format cutting equipment for graphic sign, display, P.O.P. and packaging. Colex offers the industry’s most extensive line of precision cutting equipment together with premier service. The company was established in 1972, concentrating on photographic equipment in the early years manufacturing more than 6,000 photo processors up to 80” wide for the U.S. market in addition to export installations to more than 50 countries. Due to changes in the marketplace, Colex adjusted its product line and now thrives in the booming wide format printing industry specializing in finishing solutions to all industries.
43. Sal Rinaldi
President & CEO, East Coast Power
Sal Rinaldi is the President and CEO of East Coast Power. He first joined the company in 1983. East Coast is a manufacturer of low and medium voltage switchgear, critical power equipment, utility equipment and enclosure fabrication, along with pull boxes, custom wireways, cabinets, copper and aluminum bus bars, cell towers as well as custom solutions and metal fabrications.
Rinaldi earned an undergraduate degree from Kean University.
44. Jennifer Tankleff
Jennifer Tankleff is the President of IWEISS. She has been involved with the company since early 1994 working from the bottom up. Beginning with an administrative position, she quickly worked her way up to production manager where she oversaw the drapery procurement, fabrication, and designer collaboration for over 300 shows and countless performing arts centers, university theaters, films, and museums.
Tankleff became VP and began to coordinate the drapery and installation divisions of the company while integrating new technology into the business. In her current role, Tankleff oversees many major projects directly and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. With 120 years of experience in drapery manufacturing combined with the development of their align rigging and via automation products along with expert staff, IWEISS is the solution to making drapery visions become a reality.
45. Jim Inzalaco
President, CFO & Owner, Core Technology Solutions
Jim Inzalaco began his professional career 37 years ago. Today, he is the President, CFO and Owner of Core Technology Solutions. Core Technology Solutions (CTS), is a human experience company. They lead their industry with superior-class services designed for digital transformation. Their philosophy is to lead deployment and service initiatives by understanding, and encompassing, the UX and customer journey their clients are trying to deliver. They accomplish their goals through human automation, innovative technology, team efficiency, and partnership that can be trusted. They do not sell products nor produce materials. They are solely focused on deploying solutions for immediate use by end-users.
Inzalaco first got his start in 1985 as an accounting manager at Dennison Mfg. From there, he went on to The Ultimate Corp, before eventually rising to become a controller at Datatec Systems, his most recent position prior to founding Core Technology Solutions. Inzalaco graduated from Rutgers University with an undergraduate degree in accounting and finance.
46. Steven Sullivan
Steven Sullivan began his professional career 36 years ago. Today, he is the President of Acrilex. Acrilex stocks, distributes, and manufactures superior plastics products and fabrication services for plastic sheets, rods and tubes. Their customers include manufacturers and designers of Barrier Shield, Safety Shield, Point-of-Purchase Display, Store Fixture, Signage, OEM manufacturers Military Specifications / DOD and Aerospace products. Acrilex is also a manufacturer of Acriglas colored acrylic sheet, is also the East Coast leader in wholesale distribution of plastic products in sheets, rods, tubes, and extrusions. They custom manufacture Acriglas Fluorescent Edge Sheet, Frosted plastic sheet, Glitter-Flake plastic sheet, Marble-Granite plastic sheet, Metallic plastic sheet, and Pearlescent plastic sheet.
47. Robert Feuerstein
President & CEO, Rema Foods
Robert Feuerstein is the President and CEO of Rema Foods. Rema Foods is a leading global food importer and supplier focused on providing unique specialty items as well as broader commodity-based products. Privately held and family owned, Rema Foods, founded in 1964, has been a leading supplier to some of the largest restaurant, foodservice, retail, and manufacturing companies throughout the United States and around the world. Their extensive range of both shelf-stable and frozen products spans over 1,000 unique items. Whether it is an origin specific extra virgin olive oil, a unique French mustard, or customized canned tuna, their global reach and team of over 100 import specialists enables them to consistently deliver valuable and highly customized solutions for both private label and branded customers. Feuerstein has 36 years of experience. He began his career in 1986.
Before joining Rema Foods, Feuerstein was an AVP at Drexel Burnham Lambert. He graduated from Columbia Business School with an MBA in finance and from The Johns Hopkins University with an undergraduate degree in economics.
48. Scott Fields
President, Daybreak Express
Scott Fields began his professional career 38 years ago. Today, he is the President of Daybreak Express. Daybreak Express is a unique transportation company that is able to adapt according to customer needs. They are large enough to offer a complete range of customized transportation services, and just the right size to give attentive personalized service with 24/7 support. Daybreak combines the stability and sophistication of a large freight carrier with the personal attention and responsiveness of a closely managed business to take the worry and uncertainty out of critical deliveries. They combine technology, security, and customer service to closely manage every shipment throughout the supply chain.
49. Robert Churchill
President, Churchill Consulting Engineers
Robert Churchill is the President of Churchill Consulting Engineers. He first founded the company in 1996. Churchill is a full-service consulting engineering firm providing public and private sector clients with planning, design, surveying, permitting, and construction management services for a broad range of civil and environmental projects. The firm was founded more than 40 years ago and, since its inception, has been committed to not merely meeting its client’s needs, but exceeding them with both innovative and cost-effective solutions. A consulting engineering firm is built on the education, capabilities, experience, and integrity of its professional staff. During its more than four decades, Churchill has maintained a commitment to providing its clients with the highest possible level of staff qualifications. Moreover, they are equally committed to consistently utilizing the best available technologies for all of its work, so that its clients can share in the benefit of technological advances in productivity and precision.
Churchill graduated from the University of Vermont with an undergraduate degree in civil engineering.
50. Wolfgang Harms
President, Pioneer Research
Wolfgang Harms is the President of Pioneer Research. Pioneer Research is the headquarters for SeaLife Underwater Cameras and Vero Vellini Slings & Straps. They are located in Moorestown, New Jersey, about 10 miles northeast of Philadelphia, PA. Pioneer developed the first SeaLife underwater camera in 1993. A new type of camera, SeaLife products made it easier and more enjoyable than ever before to take pictures underwater. In 2000, SeaLife revolutionized the world of underwater photography with the introduction of its first digital underwater camera. Today, SeaLife offers a wide range of underwater cameras and accessories, all of which are truly waterproof, rugged, and ready for adventure. Harms has 45 years of experience. He began his career in 1977.
Harms graduated from the University of Munich with an MBA.