Bergstrom appoints Jim Elliott and Gus Anton to key roles within the company’s global leadership team

Bergstrom appoints Jim Elliott and Gus Anton to key roles within the company’s global leadership team

April 24, 2015


Bergstrom Inc., a global leader in the design and supply of climate systems to the commercial vehicle industry, has appointed Jim Elliott to Global VicePresident of Program Management and Gus Anton to Division President of North America.

"Bergstrom has achieved significant global growth over the past few years and leaders like Jim and Gus are part of the reason we’ll be able to build on that growth in the future,” said Jack Shaffer, president and CEO of Bergstrom Inc.

Elliott brings more than 25 years of experience in automotive and commercial vehicle HVAC design and manufacturing. He has been with Bergstrom since 1997 and has worked as Chief Engineer, Sales and Engineering Manager, HVAC BU Manager, General Manager and most recently Division President, North American Climate Control.

In his new role Elliott will be responsible for coordinating Bergstrom’s program management within its global locations and interfacing at a high level within the company’s global customers' organization.

Elliott’s current position will be filled by Anton. Anton joined Bergstrom in 1998 and has held many positions since including plant manager, business unit manager and general manager of Bergstrom in Joliet, Ill., responsible for Caterpillar Global Sales, Off-Highway Sales, Military Sales, Joliet Cab Assembly Operation and most recently Global Vice President of Off Highway. In his new role as Division President of North America, Anton will have oversight over all North American businesses to include the Bergstrom Joliet Cab Assembly facility.

Bergstrom – which is headquartered in Rockford, Ill. – has positioned engineering, sourcing, testing and manufacturing capabilities around the globe offering tremendous economies and service to our customers.Locations include United Kingdom, Spain, Turkey, Russia, Brazil, China and India.

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