When you are in need of comprehensive warehouse and distribution center services, ABCO Systems is there to help. The company has over 30 years of experience assisting clients in and around the Tri-State area and across the country to optimize their processes for more efficient distribution and stocking practices. Something as simple as rearranging the storage of pallet racks can open up a huge amount of space for even more storage or a more streamlined distribution process. Our services have grown over the years, and we have taken on big name clients to help them make the most of their distribution processes and expanded our services across the country. However, you don’t have to own a large warehouse in order to qualify for our services. Our team is happy to help businesses of all sizes to create efficient systems for their business distribution.
Our company enjoys a rich history that stems from the growth of a small materials handling business. Since its inception, ABCO Systems has increased in size, and it’s thanks in no small part to the heads of the company and their vision of ABCO’s future.
Seth Weisberg grew up in the material handling business. After graduating from Northeastern University, he went to work for his father’s material handling company, and then on to PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Project Manager. After working at PwC for six years, Seth returned to help his father and help grow the family business by leveraging his former experiences.
lt didn’t take long before Seth’s impact was felt. After only 12 months, the company had doubled in size. After another five years, Michael Weisberg retired and Seth took over the responsibility of running the firm. Four years later, the company’s size has since doubled a few times over! This expansion can be attributed to Seth’s vision of morphing the simple storage solution supplier into a full, turn-key system provider.
Growing up with Seth Weisberg, Andrew Noble spent many summers and weekends working for ABCO Systems when it was run by Seth’s father, Michael Weisberg. It was during this time that he began to learn first hand about the firm’s operations and their customers unique needs.
While attending Wilkes University, he continued to work for the company whenever he could, and became a valuable part time member of the labor staff, and eventually began running projects on his own. After Graduating From Wilkes University, Andrew spent eight years as a PGA Golf Professional at Blue Hill Golf Club in Pearl River, New York. With his winters off, he often returned to ABCO to work prior to trips to Florida for golf. In 2003, he left the golf industry and began working full time for ABCO Systems. The timing proved to be right, as ABCO Systems was on the verge of growing and Andrew stepped into a leadership role managing projects and staff. His leadership and management success led to his appointment as the COO.
Daniel brings over 20 years of professional experience advising a broad array of companies, ranging from specialized start-up situations to multi-national corporations. Daniel has extensive experience instituting corporate best practices into rapidly growing, entrepreneurial companies such as ABCO Systems. Daniel has worked at major investment banks including Goldman, Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch and other global firms advising a broad array of corporations and investors on private equity opportunities. He has been actively involved in capital raising engagements encompassing in excess of $10 billion in transaction value. Daniel has advised and raised capital for a wide range of investment sponsors and strategies, including private equity, venture capital, infrastructure, and real estate.
Daniel earned a M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management, a B.A. from New York University in Economics and is currently earning a M.L.A. from Harvard University. Daniel is an Advisor to Princeton University’s Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education.
Thomas Hoff began his career in the material handling industry after working as a warehouse / production manager for a DJ Equipment Company. Thomas helped his company expand from a 30,000 square foot facility to a 120,000 square foot facility. He handled the complete layout and design process for the entire facility, and in doing so increased employee efficiency by over 50%. Upon completion of this project, Thomas was hired by a used pallet rack company named Always Equipment Inc., where he spent fourteen years learning the industry. Not only did he gain valuable knowledge regarding current pallet rack systems, he also learned about past systems, which enabled him to identify and evaluate outdated operations in warehouses.
After his fourteen years of service as Sales Manger with Always Equipment Inc., he joined ABCO Systems in July of 2012 bringing his wealth of knowledge to an already diverse team. Thomas’ degree in IT, which specialized in network design and security, has been put to good by assisting with the layout and design of warehouse distribution centers by creating CAD drawings for system plans for clients.
Matt started his career with United Parcel Service. His ability to analyze process flow inefficiencies landed him in the Industrial Engineering department where he spearheaded the use of workflow balancing technologies. Soon after, he seized the opportunity to use his knowledge and experience to take a position at Systems Integrator, Pro Handling Systems. It wasn’t long before Matt headed up major projects and worked with e-commerce giant Amazon.com to upgrade their main east coast facility. The success of that project landed his company the opportunity to design and build facilities that would allow Amazon.com to begin their same day delivery program. His exposure to companies large and small over 15 years would help propel his understanding of the challenges facing a wide range of customers.
One of those customers, Nuts.com, saw that Matt’s facility design background and ability to get buy in from cross functional teams would be an asset to their growing company. Matt was hired into the role of VP of Operations and was at the helm of the company as it grew from a small family business to a 60+ million-dollar on-line juggernaut. ABCO Systems is excited to bring Matt’s engineering and hands-on operational experience to help our current and future customers address the many challenges within their supply chain.
Russ Covington has nearly 20 years of experience in industrial engineering management, operations management, supply chain operations consulting, and optimizing customer solutions. Having known Seth Weisberg and the ABCO Systems team since 2010 from mutual distribution center design and implementation project work, he jumped at the chance to formally join ABCO Systems when Seth called following the shutdown of Toys”R”Us.
Russ brings a plethora of valuable skills to our team but his extensive experience in designing and implementing distribution & fulfillment centers for a wide variety of customers across diverse industries is a key value proposition that we encourage our customers to embrace.
Matt Lopreato is an engineering graduate of NJIT that brings nearly 20 years of experience to lead a design team that are among the best in the business. His straightforward approach means that our customers are assured that they are getting a best in class material handling system. Matt has spent years working with the worlds best manufactures to select the right equipment for each application.
Matt has provided solutions for companies across a broad range of markets. This wide array of experience allows him to provide guidance to customers that will help them benchmark their operations against their peers. He is also able to provide non-traditional solutions to your industry that have had successfully implemented in others. Matt personally oversees each automation project to completion and you will be glad that you have partnered with him and ABCO Systems.
Matt Kercheval began working in construction at the age of 16. Since that time he has worked in various phases of the business, from painting and carpentry to masonry and roofing. When Matt started working with ABCO Systems in 2015, he was working as a field technician. Matt proved himself to be a fast learner in the field and immediately took to organizing the job sites while completing projects above customer’s expectations. Within 6 months Matt moved up to project supervisor giving him more of a managerial role and enabling him to assist other crews in the field. Matt took to the role immediately and proved himself to be a valuable asset to the ABCO Team. As Matt continued to grow in his role as a project supervisor and ABCO Systems grew as a company, it became apparent that he and ABCO would be better served in his now current role as General Manager.
Joe joined the ABCO Systems team in November 2016 after 26 years working for a family-owned full service graphic design and printing company founded by his grandfather in 1964. He oversees all of the digital marketing efforts including social media strategy and execution, email campaigns, the company blog and website SEO. Since joining the company, Joe has quickly expanded his knowledge of the material handling industry and has increased his responsibilities to include project management, permit facilitation, IT support, space assessment and developing CAD drawings. Joe looks forward to continuing to help ABCO Systems grow and prosper as a leader in the industry.
Diana is our most senior office staff member. She is the bridge between upper management, vendors and the field installation teams tasked with the actual execution of the project. Diana makes sure that the orders are being processed efficiently, crews are properly scheduled and reports regularly on the progress of the project and that it is staying on the approved schedule.
Vanessa Fajardo has seven years experience in a variety of managerial office based environments. Thrives on providing solid and essential back up to key positions and projects. A calm head and meticulous eye for detail ensures that all duties are carried out to the highest standards and in allotted time frames. She has been diligent and eager in getting up to speed with the industry so that she can be an asset to both our customers and internal teams. She is also a crucial member of our sales team, providing support as well as handling inside sales and internet store sales.
Damian Rodowicz is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from NJIT. He began his career in engineering as an intern for SYSTRA Consulting. Through his education and internship experience, Damian was able to strengthen his CAD skills. Upon graduation, he accepted a position with ABCO Systems as Junior Engineer. He is now a part of a design team that provides customers with best in class material handling solutions.