The Vernon Company is pleased to announce that it has hired Shannon Bergman as Director of Administration, effective September 1, 2015.
Bergman comes to Vernon with a strong service, branding and sales background. Most recently, Shannon worked for Newton Manufacturing as the Sales Service Manager. Additional experience includes leadership roles at The Maytag Company and West Bank.
In this position, Bergman will assume management responsibilities for the Vernon Administrative Managers and support staff, including Pre-Sales, Customer Service, Order Department and Sales Support. Overall, these Administrative departments provide assistance and support for Vernon’s 270 Account Executives around the country.
Brad Lundquist, Vernon Senior Vice President of Operations, commented, “We are excited to have Shannon join our team. We have been looking for a strong leader to oversee our admin areas, because we know this is a very important role. From helping AE’s find the right products, to getting orders to suppliers, resolving order issues and so much more, these departments are the best-kept secret to Vernon’s success over the last 100+ years. We couldn’t do it without them.”
A native of Newton, Bergman graduated from Upper Iowa University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She lives in Newton with her husband, Jim, and two daughters; one is a sophomore at Grinnell College and the other is a high school senior.