About Us

John Bridge Sons Inc. is located in Chester, PA with a supporting location in Lancaster PA have been supporting the quad state area with Power Transmission and engineering solutions since 1880. A dedicated staff intent on supplying our customers with intimate partnership rarely equaled in our industry. Quality names like Martin, Rexnord, T.B. Woods, Loctite, Force Control and Link Belt plus many others allow JBS to support all aspects in the Industrial Power Transmission field. Specializing in material handling, couplings and gearboxes, our outside Sales team has the expertise to satisfy all your Industrial Power Transmission and engineering needs, with inside sales people you can count on to handle your daily PT concerns.


gary watkins

Gary Watkins – President

Tel 610-874-6204
Fax 610-874-0160
Email gw@johnbridgesons.com

Great grandson of JF Bridge, hired in 1974 is now involved in management, sales and the daily responsibilities of running the business and making sure we all have a little fun each and every day.

Outside Sales

joseph verna

Joe Verna, Vice President / Sales

Tel 610-633-7622
Fax 484-228-8244
Email jv@johnbridgesons.com

Joe started in the Philadelphia warehouse at the age of 16 in 1962 and has never lost his passion for sales; Joe is still setting the standard today and has been the driving force behind JBS success. Nobody knows how long Joe will continue but we can only hope to get a few more years, though maybe we should check with his wife Fran.

clay slough

Clay Slough, Sales

Tel 610-633-7624
Fax 610-913-0725
Email cs@johnbridgesons.com

Clay started with the company in 1984 and quickly moved to sales, has proven himself as a highly qualified and valued member of the JBS outside sales team. I defy anyone to challenge Clay on any Power Transmission related issues.

michael verna

Mike Verna, Sales

Tel 610-633-7625
Fax 610-380-6198
Email mv@johnbridgesons.com

Mike started with the company in 1992 and followed in his father’s footsteps. Mike worked in shipping and receiving in Chester for four years before moving to sales in our Frazer Office. Mike worked in Frazer Pa. with his father for 13 years and as far as I know no blows were exchanged. Mike like his father only knows one speed.

bill druding

Bill Druding, Sales

Tel 610-633-7621
Fax 609-567-4579
Email bd@johnbridgesons.com

Bill though partially retired still deems mentioning as a catalyst in our success. Starting with the company in 1992 after spending time with a competitor, Bill has left the respected name of JBS intact. Bill has a little gas left in the tank; so to you South Jersey business’s don’t be surprised if he comes a’ knockin’.

Inside Sales

ann mcguire

Ann McGuire, Inside Sales

Tel 717-569-3221
Fax 717-569-2280
Email am@johnbridgesons.com

Ann started with JBS in 2006 working in our Lancaster office, her responsibilities run the gambit from sales to shipping / receiving and everything in between as she is running a one women show. Ann’s work ethic and ability to adapt has insured the Lancaster’s branch endurance.

reggie reed

Reginald Reid,
Inside Sales / Office Manager

Tel 610-84-6204
Fax 610-874-0160
Email rr@johnbridgesons.com

Reggie started in 1994 with his military background has shown to be a highly driven, efficient, and organized employee. Spending his day tackling every issue that a customer or employee can throw his way Reggie will never let us or you the customer down.

jack ohrenstein

Jack Ohrenstein, Inside Sales

Tel 610-876-6204
Fax 610-847-0160
Email jo@johnbridgesons.com

Jack started with us in 2001 and has spent the last 30 years in the Power Transmission Industry working for Rothman and Philadelphia Ball before joining JBS. Jacks expertise in bearings, gear drives along with his overall PT knowledge make Jack a vital member of the inside sales team.

anthony sharpe

Anthony Sharpe, Inside Sales

Tel 610-874-6204
Fax 610-874-0160
Email ts@johnbridgesons.com

Tony is the latest hire into the JBS family staring in 2012; with a crash course in Mechanical Power Transmission Tony was thrown to the wolves and never looked back. Tony (Reggie’s son) has made a believer of us all, along with a great understanding of Power Transmission applications and a confident phone presence; just like his pop it’s a win for JBS.


joyce jenkins

Joyce Jenkins, Accounting

Tel 610-874-6204
Fax 610-874-0160
Email jl@johnbridgesons.com

Joyce started with us in 1996; Joyce keeps us on our toes and insures the monies and JBS are moving in the right direction. In addition to accounting Joyce is in charge of happiness and wellbeing, Joyce has proven herself to be a dedicated and trusted employee.

reggie reed

After Hours 24-7

Reggie Reid

Tel 610-633-7620


doug mallory

Doug Mallory

Doug has been with us since 2009, besides working the warehouse Doug’s prior work after his military service was building maintenance; any property owner will attest to the value of having those skills in-house.