Rosa E. Hearn
Brighton Best International
Rosa E. Hearn also known as Rosa the Riveter is the Product Manager for the Proferred Rivet line at Brighton-Best International. She is also involved in Global Marketing and the development of the Latin market for the Ironclad Performance Wear division. Rosa is also the current Chairwoman of Women in the Fastener Industry and is Vice Chairman for the Fastener Industry Coalition.
Ms. Hearn has been named 2018 Woman of the Year in the Business Category by Senator Josh Newman and the California State Legislature. Rosa is also the 2016 Innovative Importer of the year, courtesy of Women in International Trade-LA and the California State Assembly board.
Rosa is a Certified Fastener Specialist from the Fastener Training Institute and holds a degree from El Dorado College in accounting and received her certification in exporting by the Trade X University from the Port of Long Beach. Ms. Hearn comes to BBI with 25+ years of previous sales and management experience in distribution, manufacturing and secondary processing.
During her years at BBI, Ms. Hearn has been on the board of directors of the Pacific-Western Fastener Association and a guest instructor at the Fastener Training Institute. Rosa is also on the advisory committee for Rancho Santiago Center for International Trade Development for the Global Trade & Logistics—Orange County, where she teaches and speaks to High School and College Students about the fastener market. Ms. Hearn also provides externships to teachers and counselors providing a business view on importing, exporting and global trade.
Rosa is a mother to her 6 year old son Jake, a wife to James Hearn of 21 years and is fluent in Spanish. She is also Vice Chairman of the School Site Council at her son’s school academy in Southern California.