Bryan M Herity born January 3, 1968 in Jersey City New Jersey to William and Dolores Herity, I lived the early part of my childhood in Jersey City New Jersey where my Mother’s family was from.
Early on I went to St Nicholas Grammar School in Jersey City until the third grade. I transferred the middle of third grade when my family moved from Jersey City New Jersey to Carlstadt New Jersey. While in Carlstadt New Jersey I went to St Joseph’s Grammar School and graduated in 1982.
I went to High School at Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, New Jersey and studied college preparatory classes until graduation in 1986. While at Paramus Catholic High School I played Junior Varsity Tennis, I was on the bowling team for three years, and I coached the Varsity Tennis team my senior year at Paramus Catholic. My sister Kathleen Herity who is three years my younger also attended Paramus Catholic High School on the girls side (the schools were separated back then now they are all one school). In my senior year at Paramus Catholic I was accepted to William Paterson University in Wayne New Jersey.
I attended William Paterson University in the fall of 1986 and spent two semesters at William Paterson University before transferring to Rutgers University in Newark New Jersey, which was my first choice for college when I initially applied the beginning of my senior year in college.
At Rutgers University I majored in Political Science and minored in History. My passion in the late 1980’s was the examination of the Cold War due to the political events happening on the ground during those times. It was Ronald Regan’s second term and that period in our history saw some amazing political and historical events. Regan’s peace agreements with the Soviet Union, the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, the “Mr Gorbachev tear down this wall speech” where all events that fed my passion to write about the history of the relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. In particular I concentrated on the history of the Cold War between the two countries. In my junior year at Rutgers University I won a scholarship called the Benjamin Weisman Writing Award for writing in Politics. The topic of my paper was: From Yalta to Malta: The Past, Present and Future Existence of the Cold War. I graduated Rutgers University in the winter of 1990 with a 3.4 grade point average.
Upon graduation I went to work for a company named Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) where I was employed at Customer Service Representative. I was promoted within one year to an Outside Sales Engineer and managed a sales territory in the industrial distribution market place. My position entailed calling on large end user and OEM (original equipment manufacturer) accounts. My territory was all of Northern New Jersey along with New York City and the five boroughs that make up metropolitan New York.
My next career stop was Eastern Bearing Company in Elizabeth New Jersey where I was employed as a branch manager for their flag ship location in Elizabeth New Jersey. Eastern Bearing was different from my first job in the industry. Unlike Applied Industrial, Eastern Bearing was a small family run organization that had five locations in New Jersey and New York and dominated the market by having inventory and quality people to service each and every account.
While at Eastern Bearing I met my wife Dorothy Carlton. We were introduced by a co-worker at Eastern Bearing and our first encounter was a blind date. Meeting my wife was a blessing that I thank God for her every single day. Dorothy’s love, compassion, commitment and passion for life are symbols of what a great person she truly is. She is the rock to which our family is built upon.
Dorothy and I were married on October 4, 1997 at St Rose of Lima Church in Short Hills New Jersey and in the summer of 1998 we moved into our current house and location of Morris Plains New Jersey. On September 20, 2001 we were blessed two times over with the birth of our identical twin boys Connor and Christopher Herity.
Eastern Bearing was sold to a Fortune 500 company named Motion Industries and when the acquisition occurred I was tasked with managing two stores for Motion Industries: one store in Whippany New Jersey and the other location in Bronx New York. I was with Motion Industries for 10 ½ years and achieved great success in exceeding my sales quota every year with the exception of 2001. I had the great fortune at Motion Industries of interfacing with and servicing national accounts like: M&M Mars, Coca-Cola, Pepsi Bottling, Lafarge Gypsum, Old London Foods, Anheuser Busch, Owens Corning and Bimbo Bakeries. Servicing each of these accounts made me accountable to high levels of customer service coupled with documented cost savings measures that were required of all of these national accounts. I had to document cost savings measures that we at Motion Industries were doing each and every month and the customer had to agree to “with signature” to these measures since they were reported to both organizations on a monthly basis.
After ten years with one organization I decided it was time for a change and I went into the Lighting and Energy field. I saw the industry as an emerging market and one of the green collar jobs of the new economy and I have been in the energy saving and lighting industry since.
I started my career in the lighting industry with Robert Lighting and Energy (RLE Industries) they are a fixture manufacture based in Fairfield New Jersey. My title was National Account Manager and my duties included targeting and closing national account business up and down the eastern seaboard. I closed some major national account business at: Gallo Wines, Weichert Realtors, KPMG Consulting, and Shop Rite Supermarkets. My success in lighting is NO JUST selling products but lower the customers total cost of operation. What I do is save the customer kilowatts each and every month. When a customer saves kilowatts everyone benefits. Local electric companies give customer rebate money to reduce kilowatt hours because power companies don’t want to build power plants. If every customer attempts to lower their usage we all consume less, our carbon foot print is less and planet and people on the planet benefit from these reductions. As you can see this is a passion of mine.
My next stop in the lighting world was LEDnovation an LED lamp manufacture in Tampa Florida. LEDnovation was a USA manufacture of LED lamps which is a huge emerging market in the lighting world. LED technology is the future of lighting and energy savings world. Growth on this side of the business is rapid and the product is ever changing. At LEDnovation I managed a territory from North Carolina to Maine and grew the business from zero dollars to $1.6 Million at the time of my departure. I closed business at major retail accounts like Michael Kors, J Crew and Four Season Hotel. I closed major projects at Delaware North Companies and CB Richard Ellis as well.
In 2011 I went to work for Havells USA and also became LC (Lighting Certified) by the NCQLP which is a major certification and identifies me as a lighting expert who can recommend remedies that are approved by every major organization in the lighting community. Currently at Havells I manage a territory from Delaware to Maine and I am currently in the process of setting up a network of lighting rep agencies in my territory.
Wife Name: Dorothy Carlton Herity
Kids Names: Connor and Christopher Herity
Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Watching my sons play ice hockey, Major League Baseball games working at the park, playing golf, raising my children
Charities: CJ Foundation for SIDS, Ed Randall’s Bat for the Cure, Make a Wish Foundation
Additional Information: Surgery in 2004 for Chron’s Disease bowel resection in March 2004 and while in recovery they found a spot on my kidney. Second surgery in 2004 in the fall for cancer on the kidney that saved my life (so I am a cancer survivor as well)