Bob Barry began his career at a local public accounting firm in Ann Arbor, MI attaining his license as a Certified Public Accountant. He was made a principal in the firm of Loy, Park & Barry in 1984. In July of 1986, Bob’s father-in-law, Larry Hinkley, purchased Bergquist, Inc. - a wholesale distributor of propane gas equipment. Bob soon joined Larry at Bergquist as Controller. Upon Larry’s retirement in 1995, Bob became Bergquist President and CEO. During his tenure, Bergquist has grown from a single, small distribution center to a large, national distributor of propane equipment with over 70 employees and 6 facilities. Bob is a member of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) Audit Committee and Distributor Section and has a seat on its Board of Directors. Bob is also a member of the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
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Vice President, Propane Technologies
Don Heller joined Bergquist in 1992. He moved to Bergquist’s Toledo headquarters in 2004 after managing the company’s Kansas City sales center for 10 years. Don is a second generation gasser with 30 years of industry experience. He began his propane career as an operations manager for a large propane retailer in New Jersey before being relocated to Ohio. Don is a CETP trainer and has served on several industry association boards, including Education Chairman for the Missouri Propane Gas Association.
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Senior Vice President, Sales
Bruce Montroy joined Bergquist in 1992. He is a second generation gasser with over 40 years of propane industry experience. He is Past President of the Michigan Propane Gas Association and former Chairman of the NPGA’s Education, Training, and Safety Committee. He is a current member of the NPGA’s CETP Certification Committee and PERC’s Safety Training Advisory Committee.
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Group Director / OEM Products
Ron began his career in the propane industry in 1983 as a project engineer, designing propane carburetion equipment. He joined the equipment distribution side of the industry in 1991 as an Area Sales Manager in the Midwest. He has been involved with several state associations holding multiple positions, including President of the Illinois Propane Gas Association in 1997. Always involved in product and safety training, Ron has taught CETP and GAS CHECK courses for numerous state associations, individual companies and the NPGA. He has provided educational seminars at both the Midwest Propane Gas Convention and Southeastern Convention and International Propane Expo.
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Product Manager - New Technology
Lauren graduated from Western Michigan University in 2005 with a BBA in Supply Chain Management. She started her career working for a domestic third party logistics provider on-sight at Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. Lauren then took a job with a global logistics provider at their headquarters in southeast Michigan. In January 2009, Bergquist asked her to bring her logistics expertise to the family distribution business. In her position, Lauren is responsible for researching new and innovative products for Bergquist to distribute to the propane industry
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