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Issue Date: Vol. 52, No. 1, January 2012, Posted On: 12/26/2011

Firestone Financial Corp. Honors Cohen And Mooney For Quarter-Century's Service

Nick Montano
Helen Mooney, David Cohen, Scott Cooper, Pete Aldrich, Firestone Financial Corp., Firestone, coin-op industry, coin machine business, vending machine business, vending industry, financial services, equipment leasing, Ed Yaffe

NEWTON, MA -- Firestone president David Cohen and senior inside sales representative Helen Mooney celebrated their 25th anniversary with the 46-year-old equipment financing company. Firestone Financial Corp. honored its two veterans with its annual service awards in mid-December.

"People who achieve this type of accomplishment must be adaptable, willing to change and able to learn," said Firestone chief financial officer Scott Cooper, who celebrated 25 years at Firestone last year. "David and Helen both have these qualities. They are highly regarded and respected by every major manufacturer, distributor, and operator in the industry."

Firestone Financial, David Cohen, Helen Mooney Cohen attributed his own success and Firestone's to its employees, past and present. "So many things were so different 25 years ago, but one thing remains true: we have the most talented, hard-working people," he observed. "We invest in our relationships with our customers and each other, and that is why I am so proud to be celebrating 25 years at Firestone."

Photo: Helen Mooney and David Cohen

When receiving her award, Mooney praised the company and her coworkers. "I have had the opportunity over the years to work with great teams, but I don't think anything compares to who we have at Firestone today," she said.

Additionally, Pete Aldrich from the sales team celebrated his 10-year anniversary. And the company recognized employees with five years of service, who include Adam Bronkella, credit manager; Kurt Engelhardt, inside sales; Chuck Lambert, senior credit analyst; Liz McNeil, accounting manager; and Frank Moreschi, asset management.

Firestone Financial has been helping businesses through providing equipment financing nationwide. At present, it offers competitive financing to the vending, coin-op and amusement, carnival and fitness industries.

The financing company marked other significant gains this year, and a loss. In June, Firestone announced the signing of a $125 million multiyear revolving credit facility provided through a group led by Citizens Bank and including Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Bank of America N.A., TD Bank N.A. and Brookline Bank. In March, the company mourned the loss of Ed Yaffe, its first employee. Yaffe was a driving force behind the company’s startup more than four decades ago and during several growth periods until his retirement in 2000.


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