Meet Mark Bergel, Regional Sales Manager – Great Lakes Region, for Aalberts surface technologies HIP | braze | heat treatment. His territory covers Michigan, Illinois, and Ontario.
He has been part of the sales team for almost four years. The biggest challenge Mark navigated over the last few years is the effect of COVID on customer relationships. “The number of people that work remotely has increased making face-to-face meetings and relationship building even more difficult,” he says. Mark adds that he is proud of “providing customer solutions, whether with current customers or new customers, especially at trade shows.”
And he states that one of the best pieces of advice he has received is that “Bad news is nothing more than an opportunity awaiting a solution.”
Originally from Metro Detroit, Mark currently lives in Gaylord, Michigan which is in the northern part of the lower peninsula. Growing up, his first job was working on a private farm and orchard – quite a difference from the world of heat treatment.
On the weekends you might find him involved in a variety of activities. He loves fishing and deer hunting, attending car shows, and spending time with his granddaughters. He says he is a “long suffering” Detroit Lions fan but follows all Detroit sports along with Michigan State.