Bergstrom names Bill Gordon VP Sales Aftermarket and NITE, Gus Anton VP Sales Off Road Vehicles

Bergstrom names Bill Gordon VP Sales Aftermarket and NITE, Gus Anton VP Sales Off Road Vehicles

January 11, 2011

As a result of continuing growth and increasing global market share, Bergstrom, Inc., a leader in the design and supply of climate systems to the commercial vehicle industry, has named Bill Gordon VP Sales Aftermarket and NITE and Gus Anton VP Sales Off Road Vehicles.

"The organizational changes are designed to help streamline operations and empower the sales team to open new doors,” said Jack Shaffer, President and COO of Bergstrom Inc. "Both Bill and Gus are talented salesmen who recognize the huge opportunities in the marketplace and will help continue to grow this company.”

In his role as VP Sales Aftermarket and NITE, Gordon will be responsible for aftermarket sales of all products in North America and business development of the battery-powered NITE no-idle systems and global marketing.

A 30-year veteran of the industry, Gordon was appointed Director of Global Marketing and National Aftermarket Director in 2008. Gordon previously led International Sales for Bergstrom’s NITE system, directing overall marketing and branding efforts for the company, as well as overseeing continuous improvements in customer service. He was previously with Sears Manufacturing in Davenport, Iowa, where he was Director of Sales.

Gus Anton will serve as the new VP Sales Off Road Vehicles. In addition to this role, Anton will continue in his current role as General Manager of Bergstrom’s Joliet facility where he is responsible for Caterpillar Global Sales, Off Highway Sales, Military Sales and the Joliet Cab assembly operation.

Anton, who has more than 18 years of management experience, joined Bergstrom in 1998. He has since held a number of positions, including Plant Manager and Business Unit Manager. Prior to joining Bergstrom, Anton worked for Pactiv Corporation in Griffith, Indiana, for six years where he was the Production Supervisor, Plant Maintenance Engineer, Plant Superintendent and Plant Manager. For more information about Bergstrom, please visit

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