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, has named Jim Elliott the Division President of its European Operations.
In his new role, Elliott will be responsible for overseeing Bergstrom European sales and operations as well as global initiatives as the Bergstrom geographical customer base continues to expand. In addition to its corporate headquarters in Rockford, IL, Bergstrom also has facilities in Ystrad Mynach, Wales; Madrid, Spain and Changzhou, China.
“Jim has a strong knowledge of the operations, quality, products and markets that Bergstrom serves,” says Bergstrom President and Chief Executive Officer Jack Shaffer. “His background and strong leadership qualities will uphold the Bergstrom commitment to a high-quality product with unparalleled customer satisfaction.”
Elliott assumes this role following his most recent position with Bergstrom as Chief Quality and Program Management Officer. He has worked in several capacities including Division President, Chief Quality and Program Development Officer, Chief Engineer, Sales and Engineering Manager, HVAC Business Unit Manager and General Manager. His background includes more than 25 years of experience in automotive and commercial vehicle HVAC design and manufacturing as well as more than 18 years within roles at Bergstrom.