A GREAT REPUTATION DOESN'T HAPPEN BY ACCIDENT.

Dean 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 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

John 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

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 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 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 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 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.

Brent 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

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