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Robert Ward

Purchasing Manager

Value Delivered

Bob has been involved in purchasing material, equipment, and rentals for all Forest Electric New Jersey projects since he joined the team.

He has long established relationships with vendors throughout the industry, helping him ensure material and equipment is always delivered on time to keep projects on schedule. He continues to earn the respect of his clients due to his ability to facilitate timely deliveries at the lowest possible cost. He prides himself on providing outstanding customer service to ensure jobs are completed on time and on budget.

In addition to Purchasing, Bob spearheaded the company’s ISO: 9001 acceptance and is a member of our BCP and Senior Leadership Committees.


Bob has over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry. Since joining Forest in 2000, he has done purchasing for a wide variety of projects such as data centers, hospitals, pharmaceutical installations, electrical substations, office buildings, and much more. His reputation as a results-oriented individual has earned the respect of clients and vendors alike.

Bob has an associate degree in business administration from Brookdale Community College. He has completed courses in purchasing management, and basic electricity, as well as the National Electrical Contractors Associations’ (NECA) estimating course and EMCOR’s ISO Auditor Training. He proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Blandy.

The Personal Side

Bob is married and has a daughter. When he is not working, you will find him traveling with his family, ushering at church, volunteering at the Avon Pond, attending his daughter’s dance recitals, or enjoying the beach and fishing.