Bergstrom names Gordon, Anton to VP sales positions

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Bergstrom Inc., a provider of climate systems to the commercial vehicle industry, announced that as a result of continuing growth and increasing global market share, the company has named Bill Gordon vice president of sales for aftermarket and Nite, and Gus Anton vice president of sales for offroad vehicles.

“The organizational changes are designed to help streamline operations and empower the sales team to open new doors,” says Jack Shaffer, president and chief operating officer of Bergstrom. “Both Bill and Gus are talented salesmen who recognize the huge opportunities in the marketplace and will help continue to grow this company.”

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.

In addition to his new 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 and since has held a number of positions, including plant manager and business unit manager. Prior to joining Bergstrom, Anton worked for Pactiv Corp. in Griffith, Ind., for six years, where he was the production supervisor, plant maintenance engineer, plant superintendent and plant manager.