It takes time, work and a clear vision from the top. Our team believes in all three. They don’t just talk the talk. They walk the talk by creating a culture that supports teamwork, topnotch customer service, a winning portfolio of products and a strong focus on community involvement.

A GREAT REPUTATION DOESN'T HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT.

Dean_Bernick.jpgDean Bernick, Chief Executive Officer

Graduated from St. Cloud State University in 1981; joined Bernick’s in 1983. He’s served on the CentraCare Health Foundation, MN Beverage Association, Wis-Pak Board and The Preferred Group.
My favorite flavor of soda: Orange Crush mixed with Mug Root Beer
If I was a super hero, my super power would be: The ability to read minds. It sure would make life a lot easier.
A song title that sums up my life: Go for a Soda by Kim Mitchell


John_T.jpgJohn Torgerson, Chief Operating Officer

Graduated from St. Cloud State University in 1987; joined Bernick’s in 1987. Currently serves on the YMCA Board of Directors and Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Association (PCBA)
My favorite flavor of soda: If it’s pop, give me a Pepsi. If it’s beer, give me an IPA
The best part about my job is: We get to write the book, not read the book.
If I was a super hero, my super power would be: The ability to remember everyone’s name


johnamp.jpgJohn Ampe III, Vice President of Bernick’s, Twin Cities

Graduated St. Cloud State University in 1991; joined Bernick’s in 2013.
Serves on the Maple Brook Board of Directors and coaches for the OMGHA and OMGAA.
My favorite flavor of soda: Diet Pepsi
If I wasn’t doing this job, I would be: Teaching school and coaching
A song title that sums up my life: What You Give by Tesla

 

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Jill Kampa, Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Graduated from the College of St. Scholastica; involved with St. Cloud YMCA Promenade Marketing Chair, St. Cloud Christian School Marketing Chair, Place of Hope Volunteer
My favorite flavor of soda: Diet Wild Cherry Pepsi/Palm Breeze Ruby Red Grapefruit
My most proud personal achievement: Two beautiful daughters Ava and Lana
The best part of my job is: Seeing risks payoff. Big risks = big rewards. I’m glad I work for a company that tries new things and takes risks. You never know until you try.


Jason.pngJason Hinnenkamp, Vice President of Finance and Information Technology

Attended St. Cloud State University; joined Bernick’s in 2002.
My favorite flavor of soda: Mountain Dew
If I was a super hero, my super power would be: Invisibility
If I could only have one thing on a deserted island, it would be: My baseball cap


Scott.jpgScott Oeffling, Vice President of Beer

Attended Concordia College in Moorhead Minnesota; joined Bernick’s in 2012.
Involved in officiating youth and high school hockey and coaching youth baseball.
My favorite flavor of beer: Marzen (All Octoberfest Beers)
If I could only have one thing on a deserted island, it would be: A well-supplied boat
If I wasn’t doing this job, I would be: Fishing somewhere in Northern Minnesota


Jesse.jpgJesse Westrup, Vice President of Operations

Graduated from NDSU 1997 and Cal State San Marcos 2002; joined Bernick’s in 2008.
My favorite flavor of soda: Diet Pepsi
If I wasn’t doing this job, I would be: A professional triathlete or runner
My most proud personal achievement: My role as a dad to my two children and husband to my wife


Kelly.jpgKelly Walz, Human Resources Director

Attended UMD and graduated Concordia University St. Paul. Involved in Central Minnesota Society of Human Resource Management.
Favorite soda/beer flavor: Diet Cherry Pepsi / Redd’s Green Apple
My most proud personal achievement: Raising 2 Awesome Girls
A song title that sums up my life: Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Reed.jpgReed Stevens, Director of Vending

Graduated from (Dunwoody Technical School) in (1981); Joined Bernick’s in (fulltime in 1984); Currently serves on (St Cloud Chamber Open Committee, Pepsi Foodservice Committee)
Favorite soda/beer flavor: Pepsi
The best part about my job is: The variety of people and avenues of business that I have the opportunity to partner with.
If I could only have one thing on a deserted island, it would be: a fishing pole