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Management Team

The following is the Modern leadership team; however, our leadership extends throughout the organization. The true strength of Modern is the more than 300 men and women who work on behalf of our customers everyday. Our staff is second to none in talent and commitment. It’s why we deliver on our promise to keep you rolling.

  Dave Griffith

Dave Griffith has worked for more than 20 years at Modern Group as Chairman, President and CEO. In May of 2013 he stepped down from day to day operations and assumed the role of Chairman. Dave is also the Executive Director of Episcopal Community Services, Chairman of Delaware Valley Floral Group and a director of the JJ Haines Company and Mountain Laurel Spirits. He is also Vice Chairman of the Philadelphia World Affairs Council and a Director of the Hepatitis B foundation and the PA Biotechnology Center and a member of the IBM MidMarket advisory council. He is also Chairman of the McEwen Family Scholarship Trust which benefits children of Modern employees.


He is past president of MHEDA and president of the Hyster Dealer Council. Also a past director of NAW and past  trustee of the Westminster School. Prior to Modern Dave was an executive with IBM, ROLM and MCI. He graduated from Kenyon College and Westminster. He and his wife Jacqui live in Solebury Pa.


  Paul Farrell
President and Chief Executive Officer

Paul Farrell is the President and CEO of the Modern Group. Paul was recently promoted to President in November of 2012. He joined the company in 2004 and had been the General Manger / President of Power Systems, Modern’s stand-by power generation solutions division.

Prior to joining Modern in 2004, Paul was the General Manager for Cummins Power Systems. Paul is active in South Jersey JDRF and is a graduate of Rutgers University. He is married with three children and resides in Medford, NJ.

  Steve Seminack, Vice President
Chief Financial Officer

Steve Seminack is the CFO at the Modern Group and is responsible for Finance Accounting, Taxes, and IT functions. Steve has a lengthy career in financial management having worked many financial management positions in ARAMARK for twenty-one years prior to joining Modern in 2008.

Steve is Chairman of the Board of Manor College in Fox Chase. Steve has an MBA and MS from Drexel University and a BS from St. Joseph’s University. Steve holds CPA, CMA, and CIA distinctions. Steve is married with two children and resides in Ambler, PA.




Additional Modern Contacts








Ray Wiley



Rick Nelson


Equipment & Supply

John McClure


Power Systems

Marc Fisher



Financial Accounting

Eric Walker

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