Edward Chernoff is the president of Motors & Armatures, Inc., a national and international distributor of air conditioning, refrigeration, and heating replacement parts and supplies. Motors & Armatures operates a division called Star Equipment and Supplies that distributes floor care products. The company was founded in 1946 by Edward's father, Sol Chernoff.
A graduate of Brandeis University with a dual degree in chemistry and biology, Edward joined Motors & Armatures in 1973 and was named president in 1982. Motors & Armatures is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study, and Edward participates in the teaching of the case several times each year. His background in chemistry and biology led him to his leadership position at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Dolan DNA Learning Center.
Motors & Armatures is dedicated to providing value to its customers, as well as providing a good place to work for its employees and sales representatives. These fundamentals combine with Edward's activities in the community on Long Island. In addition to serving as Chairman of the DNALC's Corporate Advisory Board, he is also Chairman of the New Leadership Division of North Shore-LIJ Hospital System Foundation, which raises money to fund pediatric care at Schneider Children's Hospital. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Institute for Student Achievement, which is committed to improving the education of children and youth at risk, so that all children can learn and succeed in our society. He has been recognized as a Community Leadership Honoree for ISA.
Edward auctions his services as an amateur chef to raise money for North Shore-LIJ and the DNALC. He has taken his culinary hobby to a ridiculous extent by participating in the ownership of a renowned Long Island restaurant.
Edward lives in Lattingtown and is devoted to his teenage son, Marc. His interest in cooking and wine has been featured in Newsday, and he pretends to enjoy playing golf.