Leadership Team

Dave Rydell Dave Rydell
Chairman of the Board
Dave joined Bergstrom in 1963 and has held several positions within the company. He assumed the position of president in 1986 and has helped Bergstrom position itself as a technology leader in the marketplace since.
Jack Shaffer Jack Shaffer
President and CEO
Jack has more than 35 years of experience in the durable goods and heavy duty truck industries and has helped Bergstrom become a world-class HVAC supplier by focusing on innovative sales techniques and lean manufacturing concepts.
Becky Landin Becky Landin
Corporate Executive Assistant
Becky joined Bergstrom in 2015 overseeing all the administration functions in the executive office as the Corporate Executive Assistant. She directly supports the President and CEO, Mr. Jack Shaffer, in all his daily business activities and travel plannin
Dan Giovannetti Dan Giovannetti
Chief Financial Officer
Dan has over 25 years of background and experience as a manufacturing and business professional. As the Chief Financial Officer, Dan is responsible for overseeing all financial and IT functions.
Gus Anton Gus Anton
Division President, North America
Gus joined Bergstrom in 1998 and has over 25 years of management experience in operations, sales and engineering. As Division President of North America, Gus oversees the North American Climate Control Division and the Joliet Contract Assembly Business.
Bill Gordon Bill Gordon
Division President of Bergstrom Parts, LLC
Bill has more than 30 years of experience in the heavy duty truck and construction industries with extensive focus on manufacturing and engineering.
Graham Cook Graham Cook
Division President, Europe & Int'l Business
Graham has more than 30 years experience in the mobile heating and air conditioning business. As the Divisional President, Europe & International Business Development, he oversees European operations and also has responsibility for sales and marketing.
Guillem Gallardo Guillem Gallardo
Managing Director, Dirna Bergstrom, Madrid, Spain
Guillem began his career with Bergstrom in September 2014. He has a wide professional experience in senior management positions at various companies in automotive and other industries.
Patrick Bai Patrick Bai
President, Bergstrom China
Patrick has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial HVAC, automotive HVAC and commercial refrigeration industry. As President of Bergstrom China, he is responsible for China market development and supporting global business.
Lucy Lu Lucy Lu
Vice President, Bergstrom China
Lucy has over 14 years of background and experience as a financial, operational, sales & marketing professional. As deputy general manager of Bergstrom China, Lucy is responsible for the facility finance and daily operations to support Bergstrom China.
Jim Elliott Jim Elliott
Chief Quality and Program Development Officer
Jim has more than 25 years of experience in automotive and commercial vehicle HVAC design and manufacturing. He has been with Bergstrom since 1997.
Paul Von Driska Paul Von Driska
Vice President, Global Business Planning
Paul has more than 30 years experience in General Management and HVAC product design and development in the appliance, automotive and commercial vehicle industries.
Mark Meegan Mark Meegan
Chief Procurement Officer
Mark has over 15 years of background and experience as a business consultant. As the Chief Procurement Officer, Mark is responsible for Bergstrom's Global Purchasing Strategy and leads the North American Purchasing Group.
John Bracey John Bracey
Vice President of Global Engineering
John has more than 20 years of engineering and business experience. Prior to joining Bergstrom in 2000, John worked for Kysor/Westran for 12 years with a variety of OEMs.
Terry Zeigler Terry Zeigler
Vice President of Electrified Systems
As the Vice President of Electrified Systems, Terry is responsible for Bergstrom’s NITE and electrified systems. He has more than 36 years of experience as a HVAC technical professional.
Aaron Potter Aaron Potter
Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis
Aaron has more than 15 years of experience in fiscal planning, financial management and acquisition due diligence. His responsibilities include financial oversight of the Bergstrom locations in Spain, UK, India, Turkey and Brazil.
Armando Alanis Armando Alanis
Global Director, Operations – Bergstrom San Antonio, TX
Armando has more than 30 years of experience in the automotive and metal mechanical components industries. Armando joined Bergstrom in 2014 and has been working to further develop Bergstrom manufacturing technologies and new product development through le
Christophe Barreau Christophe Barreau
Managing Director – No-Idle Products for North America
With more than 20 years of experience as an HVAC professional, Christophe leads the business development for no-idle HVAC and electrified systems in North America.
Cindi Gustafson, CPIM Cindi Gustafson, CPIM
Managing Director, Off Road & BES Products for North America
Cindi has over 30 years experience in the Automotive and Commercial Vehicle industries. As a Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Practitioner, she has a passion for continuous improvement and insuring Bergstrom’s focus on providing the value our customers need.
Steve Rosella Steve Rosella
Managing Director – Truck, Bus and Military Markets for North America
Steve has 25+ years of experience of selling HVAC products into the commercial vehicle industry. Utilizing creative, value added sales concepts, he has helped Bergstrom become a leader in both the OEM and aftermarket segment of this industry.
Trish Gifford Trish Gifford
Director, Operations Analysis
Trish has over 26 years of technical and operational accounting experience with a strong focus in business process and reporting design, implementation, improvement, and integration.
Walter Schilling Walter Schilling
Director, Brazil National Direction
Walter has over 35 years of experience in the automotive industry with 25 years in executive positions within the Daimler Commercial Vehicle Division.

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