Bergstrom - Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Dave Rydell
Dave Rydell
Chairman
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 Operating 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
President Global OE Commercial HVAC
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.
Patrick Bai
Patrick Bai
President Asia Pacific Business
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 Asia Pacific Business
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
Global Vice President – Operations/Quality & Lean Manufacturing
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 – Gov’t Affairs/Legal
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 Strategy Officer
Mark Meegan, an industry veteran, will lead the company’s North American purchasing group and will be responsible for developing and implementing Bergstrom’s global purchasing strategy.
John Bracey
John Bracey
Chief Technical Officer
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
President Global Electrified HVAC & Thermal 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
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Graham Cook
Graham Cook
Chief Customer Officer
Graham has more than 30 years experience in the mobile heating and air conditioning business. As Global Vice President of Sales, he oversees responsibility for sales and marketing primarily in Europe.
Guillem Gallardo
Guillem Gallardo
Director – Operations & Quality – 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.
Armando Alanis
Armando Alanis
Global Director Operations
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
Sean Connell
Sean Connell
Managing Director for No-Idle and Electrified Systems
Sean has more than 26 years in the HVAC industry, ranging from system design and installation to engineering and operations management in the US and aboard. Sean joined Bergstrom in 2004 focusing on designing Heavy Duty Truck No-Idle systems.
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 Operational Analysis
Trish has more than 28 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
Business Development Manager – Brazil
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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