August 20, 2018
Class of 2018

40 Under Forty: Brian Lemerise, 36

Photo | Erika Sidor
Winners of the 40 Under Forty award (from left): Danielle Clark, Ursula Furi-Perry, Sam Bitar, Brian Lemerise.

President

Quiet Logistics, Inc., Devens

Lives: Northborough

Birthplace: Worcester

College: Worcester State University

Lemerise has quickly gotten Quiet Logistics to where it could be called a mini-Amazon. No, the company isn't trying to seemingly take over the world by having its hand in what seems to be every industry. Quiet Logistics' 500,000-square-foot main warehouse in Devens ships more than 100 million items each year for retailers like Away, Bombfell and Bonobos, even doing quick next-morning delivery in some areas – before Amazon Prime was even around to do it. Much of the operations are computer controlled, as shelves placed on top of little robots move around the giant space to bring items directly to the person who will be packaging a box for shipping, a process five times faster than humans could do. Quiet Logistics has soared under Lemerise's leadership, having grown its capacity tenfold and shipping more than $1 billion worth of orders each year. The company has grown past 500 employees, a number more than doubling each holiday season. Lemerise has been active with Minute Man Arc, a Concord social service agency for children and adults with disabilities. Lemerise is the president of Minute Man Arc's board, and he's helped dozens of area residents with autism, Down syndrome or other physical and intellectual disabilities land jobs at Quiet Logistics and elsewhere.

From 40 Under Forty judge Milka Njoroge: "Brian is an inspiration and a role model from humble beginnings to success. Success means investing in the community to create opportunities for all irrespective of disabilities."

When they build a statue of you, what will the inscription say? Be passionate about your faith, family and community.

Whose career would you most like to emulate? Jeff Bezos. We share an obsession with advancing customer experiences, the capabilities of our people and philanthropy.

Read about the entire 2018 Class of 40 Under Forty

Michael Alden - Ascentria Care Alliance

Che Anderson - City of Worcester

Victor M. Archila - VMA Electric Inc.

Allison Beckler, DO - YOU, Inc.

Sam Bitar - Webster Five

Mark A. Borenstein - Seder & Chandler LLP

Kate D. Campanale - Massachusetts House of Representatives

Derek Canton - paerpay

Ryan Canuel - Petricore, Inc.

Jennifer Caron - Body Therapeutics

Danielle J. Clark - Clark Career Coaching

Heidi Cooper - Cooper's Hilltop Farm

Matthew M. Copeland, P.E. - Copeland Building Envelope Consulting

Pat Davis - The DAVIS Cos.

Efua T. Dufu, MSW, LCSW - Ellite Event Planning

Grace Elton - Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Ursula Furi-Perry, J.D. - Becker College

Jared E. Gentilucci - Nitsch Engineering

David Gilchrist, MD, MBA - UMass Memorial Health Care

Alvara Gjylapi - Santander Bank

Erica Grinkis - The GazBar Sports Grill

Meredith Harris - Marlborough Economic Development Corp.

Erin Jansky - Worcester Housing Authority

Ben Jones - Boston Scientific Corp

Alexis Kelleher - Crust Bakeshop; North Main Provisions

Bert LaValley - Sustainable Comfort, Inc.; deadhorse hill & simjang restaurants

Jennifer Leger - Fidelity Bank

Brian Lemerise - Quiet Logistics, Inc.

Tom Lubelczyk - The Worcester Jazz Collective

Laura Marotta - Creative Hub Worcester

Ryan Matson - Small Business Insurance Agency

Michael P. McDonough, CPA - McDonough, McDonough & Corsini, LLP

Madeline Mendoza - NewVue Communities

Jessica Morris - MCPHS University

Nathan Oriol - Oakdale Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center (Oriol Health Care)

Nicholas Pelletier - Pelletier Properties at Keller Williams North Central

Courtney E. Pelley - Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

Lilian Radke - Unic Pro Inc.

Blaine Schnare - Harrington HealthCare System

Bonnie J. Walker - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Learn how the winners were picked on our judges' page.

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