Bergstrom introduces new bus team to amplify focus in the bus industry

Bergstrom introduces new bus team to amplify focus in the bus industry

February 21, 2019

Bergstrom Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of cab climate systems for commercial trucks, off-highway machines, military vehicles, specialty vehicles and niche automotive markets, hired three new sales managers – Drew Goaley, Matt Chaplin and Kevin Searer.

Each will work as part of Bergstrom’s new aftermarket bus AC systems team and will be based remotely to provide service to customers in different regions. The new team will help drive focus on the bus industry including pre-existing and potential customers. Bergstrom has been providing HVAC systems to commercial and specialty vehicles for more than 40 years.

"At Bergstrom, we’re always looking to innovate the best solutions for our customers,” said Forrest Fields, director of aftermarket bus AC systems. "As we continue to build our bus systems business, we expanded our team with these three talented and experienced individuals. We know they’ll help us take that next leap forward.”

Drew Goaley will work as the national sales manager for aftermarket bus AC systems. He previously worked in regional sales at Valeo Thermal Systems. He has more than 10 years of experience in the school and transit bus market, and he will also handle the Northwest and West.  

Matt Chaplin will work as a regional sales manager. He previously worked at ProAir and has more than 15 years of experience in the school bus industry. He will focus on the South and Midwest.

Kevin Searer joins the Bergstrom sales team as a regional sales manager for climate control systems. He has more than 11 years of experience in mobile air conditioning sales with past work as an account manager at Valeo Thermal Systems and MORyde International. Searer will handle the East Coast.

Bergstrom created the aftermarket bus AC systems team to continue excellent service for bus customers and pursue new avenues and opportunities in the bus market. Together they’ll focus on building relationships, providing proactive solutions, assessing customer needs, soliciting new business and servicing new and existing customers.

With high quality and affordable systems, Bergstrom has proved to be a reliable source of the latest systems for its customers. With the new Cool Zone™ system, Bergstrom has taken their industry expertise in commercial vehicle HVAC systems and engineered a high performance, OEM-quality air conditioning system for the school bus market. The new eClimaCoach™ No-Idle HVAC System revolutionizes motor coach comfort and efficiency with an innovative, eco-friendly battery/electric no-idle HVAC system that is expertly designed for motor coach comfort and savings.

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