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Bergquist promotes four to new leadership roles

February 5, 2020 By    
Lauren Clark. Photo courtesy of Bergquist

Clark

Bergquist Inc. promoted Lauren Clark to president and appointed three other employees to new roles: Bob Barry, CFO; Joe Montroy, vice president of sales; and Scott Biggs, director of outside sales.

As president, Clark is responsible for all day-to-day operations at Bergquist. She joined the company in 2009 and most recently served as vice president of operations, overseeing all accounting, information technology and human resources functions. Prior to Bergquist, Clark worked for a domestic third-party logistics provider at Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp.

Bob Barry. Photo courtesy of Bergquist

Barry

“Our former leadership helped transform Bergquist by making quality customer service our highest priority,” says Clark. “I will use my knowledge of operations and logistics management to further enhance and build upon the day-to-day experience our customers and internal employees have come to expect from our company.”

Clark’s father, former president Bob Barry, joined Bergquist in 1986 when his father-in-law, Larry Hinkley, purchased the company and appointed him controller. Barry took over as president following Hinkley’s retirement in 1995. During Barry’s tenure, Bergquist grew from a small distributor with a single location to a national distributor with more than 70 employees and six facilities.

Joe Montroy. Photo courtesy of Bergquist

Montroy

“In my 25 years as president, I’ve made a commitment to providing exceptional customer service and the most innovative products,” says Barry. “I am confident Lauren has both the knowledge and ability to keep this business moving forward while staying true to those commitments.”

Barry continues his work at Bergquist as CFO.

In his new position, Montroy manages both the inside and outside sales teams, as well as overall business development and customer support. He previously served eight years as regional sales manager, north.

Headshot: Scott Biggs. Photo courtesy of Bergquist

Biggs

As director of outside sales, Biggs leads Bergquist’s team of sales professionals, providing critical support to the company’s customers. Prior to his promotion, Biggs served as regional sales manager, south, and was responsible for five area sales managers in the southern United States. He started his career with the company as an inside sales representative in 1998.

“Our employees are dedicated to providing tremendous service to our loyal customers – they are the primary reason for Bergquist’s success,” says Clark. “As an industry leader, we recognize that change is necessary to stimulate growth and innovation. Leadership appreciates the efforts put forth by those within our company and trusts them to lead us in that change.”

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