Bergstrom - Leadership Team
Sean Connell

Sean Connell

Vice President of Mobile HVAC & eProducts

Sean has more than 30 years in the HVAC industry, ranging from system design, engineering and management in the US and abroad. Sean joined Bergstrom in 2004 focusing on designing Heavy Duty Truck No-Idle systems. During the next decade, Sean helped lead the No-Idle team and build the no-idle and electrified products business. Since joining Bergstrom, Sean has held several Engineering and Management positions including Principal Engineer, Technical Director and Director of New Product Development. In 2014, Sean became the Director of Bergstrom X, Advanced Concepts. Bergstrom X was created to develop the future technologies that Bergstrom will use in the next decade. Since that time Sean has held various management positions and now assumed the role of Vice President of Mobile HVAC & eProducts.


  • Augustana College, B.A., Physics
  • Iowa State University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering
  • Rockford University, M.B.A., Organizational Management


  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • HDMA Marketing and Sales Forum
  • American Trucking Associations
  • Augustana College Engineering Advisory Board


  • Sean has 19 U.S. patents, several global patents and multiple applications in progress

Honors / Awards

  • Lead ATA class of 2019
  • Idaho National Laboratory – Innovative Solutions Award 2018
  • Frost & Sullivan Best practices award – New Product Innovation


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