Executive Vice President
Benedict (Ben) Cramer is the Executive Vice President of Academy Fire, overseeing the company’s operations, growth, profitability, and talent. Ben began his career in facilities management with Metro Door. During his 14 years at the company, he assumed various leadership roles in sales, account management and client services. In 2005, Metro Door was acquired by private equity firm, Brynwood Partners. Over a five-year period, Ben worked with senior leadership and the managing partners in expanding Metro’s offering to include additional facility services and further expanding its organizations capacity to rapidly grow their client footprint. In 2010, Metro Door sold to Cintas where Ben spent the next two years integrating their service process and client relations with global account leaders across the country. In 2012, Ben joined Rogers Electric as Vice President of Client Service. As a member of the executive team, he managed all aspects of support center functions, employee development, client engagement and vendor development. In addition to expanding the service offering to HVAC ad plumbing, he grew the business working with the project and construction divisions seeing rapid revenue growth of more than $300M.
Born and raised in Stony Brook, NY, he now resides in Ridgefield, CT with his wife of 20+ years and their son and daughter. In his free time Ben is an avid outdoorsman who loves fishing, boating, hunting, golfing, running, biking, and swimming.