PHOTO: Harry Sassaman
HOLMDEL, NJ — Harry Sassaman has joined the board of trustees of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation. Sassaman is the president of Forest Electric Corporation, an electrical construction and telecommunications services company based in Edison, New Jersey.
Sassaman, of South River, NJ, has been a friend of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation for years, supporting the Salute to Patriotism Gala and the Huey restoration project.
“The Board and Staff of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation are very pleased to welcome Harry Sassaman as a Trustee,” said Bill Linderman, Executive Director of the New Jersey Vietnam Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial. “Harry has been an avid supporter of the Foundation and he has a strong affiliation with the U.S. military.”
Sassaman has spent 28 years Forest Electric Corp., beginning as a consultant and working his way through the ranks of general manager and executive vice president before becoming president. He was responsible for rebuilding the New Jersey operation and helping establish Forest Electrical Corporation as one of New Jersey’s premiere electrical and communications contractors. Sassaman has an immense dedication to his work and the company, using his strategic decision making and knowledge of the industry to secure multiple contracts from Fortune 500 companies.
“I’m extremely happy to be involved with such a dynamic and worthy association as the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation,” said Sassaman.
Sassaman holds a degree in electrical engineering from Farleigh Dickinson University. He is the former president and governor of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) and still serves as the vice president and sits on several NECA committees. He has two daughters and spends his free time fishing and hunting and enjoys spending time on the Jersey Shore.
About New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation
The New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial, dedicated May 7, 1995, strives to encourage and foster patriotism and provide for recognition of the sacrifices, courage and valor of the New Jersey Veterans of the Vietnam Era. The Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center, dedicated in September 1998, strives to encourage and foster a thorough understanding of the Vietnam era, including the political, historical, social, cultural and military aspects that affected the United States, especially New Jersey. For more information, visit www.njvvmf.org.