Robert Ward

Purchasing Manager

Value Delivered

Bob is a valued member of the Forest team and has over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry. Since joining Forest in 2000, Bob has served as Manager of Purchasing for all Forest projects. Bob continues to earn the respect of his clients due to his ability to ensure 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.


Bob has been involved in purchasing material, equipment, and rentals for all Forest Projects since he joined the team. He has done purchasing for a wide variety of projects such as data centers, hospitals, pharmaceutical installations, electrical substations and office buildings. He has long established relationships with vendors throughout the industry to ensure material and equipment is delivered to keep projects on schedule.

His reputation as a results oriented individual has earned the respect of clients and vendors alike and earned Bob a reputation as someone you can rely on to get the job done. In addition to Purchasing, Bob spearheaded Forest ISO 9001 acceptance and is a member of Forest’s BCP and Senior Leadership Committees. Bob has an AA in Business Administration from Brookdale Community College and has completed courses in Purchasing Management, Basic Electricity, NECA Estimating and EMCOR ISO Auditor Training. He also proudly served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Blandy.

The Personal Side

Bob has been happily married to his wife for 19 years and together they have a daughter. When he is not working, you will find Bob traveling with his family to one of the 50 states. He has currently visited 46 states and has the goal of visiting all 50 states by the end of the year. In addition to traveling Bob is an usher at his church, volunteers at the Avon Pond and enjoys the beach, fishing, and attending his daughter’s dance recitals.