Bergstrom - Leadership Team
David R. Rydell

David R. Rydell


David joined, what was then Bergstrom Manufacturing Co., in 1963 when he graduated from college. Prior to that he had worked at the privately held company when not in school. David's degree was in finance. His first officer position was treasurer in 1966. He became the President in 1986, and the Chairman of the Board in 2005. 


  •  Augustana College, B.A., Finance and Accounting 


Dave is very involved in the community and serves on numerous boards in the greater Northern Illinois area. Past and current involvements include, but not limited to:

  • Past Board Chair for Swedish American Hospital and current board member
  • Past Board Chair for Rockford University and current board member 
  • Past Board Chair for the Center for Sight and Hearing 
  • U.S Bank current board member 
  • Rockford Rescue Mission Steering Committee
  • Transform Rockford Advisory Board
  • Salvation Army Advisory Board
  • United Way of Rock River Valley, Chaired 2005 campaign
  • Rockford YMCA
  • Lutheran Social Services of Illinois 
  • Midway Village and Museum



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