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 Operations

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


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.


SchmittBrent Schmitt, Director of Finance and Information Technology

Graduated from St. John's University; Currently serves on United Way Financial Review Committee & United Way Community Solutions Team
Favorite soda/beer flavor: Mtn Dew 
My most proud personal achievement: Raising my respectful and sweet two daughters with my wife.
If I could only have one thing on a deserted island, it would be: Sunscreen