Bendheim appoints Ben Jayson company president
The great-grandson of the founder of the company takes the reins of Architectural Glass Company
Ben Jayson, the great-grandson of founders Sem and Margaret Bendheim, has been appointed chairman of the Bendheim company.
Ben Jayson succeeds his father, Robert Jayson, and his uncles, Steven and Donald Jayson, who have led the day-to-day business operations for more than four decades. From left to right: Steven, Donald, Ben and Robert Jayson.
NEW YORK, NY, July 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Bendheim, the 94-year-old family business architectural glass manufacturer, has chosen a member of the fourth generation of the family as the new president of the company. This appointment inaugurates a new strategic initiative, focused on process innovation and Bendheim’s customer experience.
Ben Jayson, the great-grandson of Bendheim founders Sem and Margaret Bendheim, succeeds his father, Robert Jayson, and his uncles, Steven and Donald Jayson, who have led the day-to-day business operations for more than four decades. Fred Jayson, the founders’ son-in-law, is also still actively involved with the company, working out of the Bendheim, New Jersey offices. He has just turned 100 years old.
“It’s a huge sense of responsibility, not just to my family, but to the families of everyone in Bendheim,” said Ben Jayson. “I’ve prepared my whole life for this. It’s fascinating, but also humiliating. Bendheim is a living entity and has grown so much over the years. “
The appointment of Ben Jayson cements Bendheim’s position in the club of 3% of family businesses spanning their fourth generation.
Ben received a Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration from Northeastern University, graduating with Distinction with a triple concentration in Finance, Marketing and Accounting. He joined the family business in 2015.
Ben has completed General Electric’s Financial Management Program, a two-year early career development program that combines coursework, a variety of assignments, and interaction with GE executives, as well as the global FMP community. Members of the FMP program acquire exceptional skills in corporate and business finance. He then joined GE as a financial planning analyst. Ben also worked at Schüco International KG in Germany, the largest European manufacturer of window, door and glass facade systems.
“Ben has basically prepared for this role,” said Robert Jayson. “He brings a tremendous amount of business knowledge and a certain acumen that will benefit the whole team. We’ve built a solid foundation and brought Bendheim to a point where he’s ready for the next generation. We will maintain our roles as Ben leads us into the future with programs and disciplines that take the company to even greater heights. “
One of the main priorities of the new president is to review Bendheim’s processes to improve efficiency and level of service, as well as the growth plan. “We want to assess where we are now and where we want to be in five years,” said Ben Jayson. “We want to strengthen our relationships and expand our capabilities. “
While business development is an important part of Ben’s tenure, Robert Jayson believes his son will also retain the company’s commitment to a family-oriented culture. “We always want to be extremely aware of the well-being of our employees and improve their quality of life,” said Robert. “We want everyone in Bendheim to feel like part of the company.”
“We are very proud that Ben is leading our leadership team as we move forward,” said Fred Jayson. “His commercial background and his international experience have prepared him for this role. We are confident that Ben will help us continue to grow our business in the years to come. “
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