Get to know MDNA’S newest Young Gun, Adam Herman of MDNA Member Firm, Prestige Equipment Corp. Read his own words as he talks about how he got into the industry, hobbies, family, and the machinery business itself.
When I met my wife Arielle, I had no idea that I would eventually work with her father, Terry Lashin, and uncle, Paul Lashin, at Prestige Equipment Corporation. At the time, I was an attorney specializing in real estate finance, acquisitions, dispositions and restructurings in New York City.
In the years prior to making the switch to working for a machinery dealer, Terry would ask me from time to time to help out with a legal matter and with contracts relating to acquisitions of plants and equipment. I found that my background in real estate and finance lent itself very well to the machinery business. However, making the switch from doing large corporate office work, to working in the machinery industry can sometimes feel like it’s the Wild West!
One of my first jobs was working at a New England based metal distributor – I started cleaning out the trash from around the machines in the warehouse and from there I transitioned into a sales role, and also helped with the company’s website design and troubleshooting. I always enjoyed doing sales and working in the manufacturing arena. So, once I decided to make a change, I was lucky enough to be able to have an opportunity to join Prestige in a hybrid legal/business role. I still get to spend a fair amount of my time dealing with contracts, acquisitions and other legal matters, but I also get to do some sales and business development. Being in the machinery business, I feel like I am learning something new every day.
I have been been married to Arielle Herman (formerly Lashin) since 2012” Our son, Benjamin just turned 16 months old.
Now that I’m a new Dad, my number one hobby is parenting. Besides that, I enjoy playing golf, cooking and watching sports. Being from the Boston area, I am also a huge Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics fan. My favorite sport is lacrosse, and as a former player I still try to watch as much college lacrosse as possible.
I grew up in Newton, MA – just outside of Boston, MA and across the street from Boston College. One unique thing about me is that I am a triplet, one of three boys. One of my brothers lives in the NY area and one lives in Boston. I also have a younger sister who is 28 and lives in Boston.
I learned very quickly that at Prestige, we pride ourselves on being a good joint venture partner. In my role, I am able to use my legal skills to not only make sure Prestige is protected legally, but also work on behalf of our many partners in the business.
Prestige Equipment is one of the leading providers of used machinery in the world. We specialize in all types of CNC and Manual Chipmaking and Fabricating Equipment, including Bridge Mills, Boring Mills, Machining Centers, Turning Centers, Lasers, Grinding, Gear, you name it.
We also have an industrial auction and liquidation division, Prestige Equipment Auctions LLC. I have been particularly involved in helping to develop and grow our auction business over the past 2 years, which has been exciting to be a part of.
You can reach Adam Herman @ Adam.Herman@prestigeequipment.com
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