Founder and President
John Bartlett, the Founder and President of Barricade International, Inc., is a second-generation firefighter with over 35 years of experience. His unwavering passion for fire management and safety has driven his remarkable career. In 1994, John made a groundbreaking discovery when he noticed a diaper that remained unburned after a dumpster fire. Recognizing the potential, he harnessed the material’s heat-repelling properties and transformed it into a unique sprayable gel. This innovative product became the foundation of Barricade International’s success. John’s ingenuity and dedication to enhancing fire safety revolutionized the industry, making him a trailblazer in the field.
Executive Vice President
Benjamin Bartlett, the Executive Vice President of Barricade International, Inc., brings a wealth of expertise from the Medical Device and Public Safety industries. Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access, he excels in customer service, leadership, and team building. With an AAS in Business Administration and Management and a BAS in Organizational Management, Benjamin’s educational background strengthens his business acumen. As the son of Barricade International’s Founder and President, he possesses extensive knowledge of the revolutionary Barricade product. Benjamin’s diverse skills, industry experience, and deep understanding of the company make him an invaluable asset in shaping Barricade International’s future.
Chief Operating Officer
Evan Bestland is a seasoned firefighting professional with over 35 years of experience. He joined Barricade International Inc. in 1998 and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the organization. With a remarkable background in fire operations and management, Evan brings a unique blend of operational expertise and administrative acumen. His extensive experience, starting as a volunteer firefighter at the age of 15, has shaped his passion for public safety. Evan’s leadership abilities and commitment to excellence are an asset to Barricade International and the firefighting industry.
Environmental Compliance Specialist
Anne Bestland serves as the Environmental Compliance Specialist at Barricade International. With a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Florida State University, she brings a strong academic foundation to her role. Anne is deeply committed to upholding environmental regulations and ensuring the organization’s compliance with environmental standards. She is committed to upholding environmental regulations and ensuring the organization’s compliance with environmental standards in fire management. With her background and passion for environmental science, Anne plays a pivotal role in Barricade International’s commitment to responsible and sustainable practices.
Britney Dean serves as the office manager for Barricade International, Inc. With a background in the Medical and Customer Service industries, Britney brings a diverse skill set to her role. Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, she demonstrates versatility in various software applications. Alongside her technical abilities, Britney excels in customer service and team building. Having run a successful business of her own, she made the decision to join Barricade, becoming an important team member. Sharing the same passion and beliefs as the organization, Britney plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth and effective daily operations of the business.