Industry News Roundup: Hyundai Construction welcomes new president

Nov. 12, 2020

Brown and Caldwell welcomes new head of diversity and inclusion

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas welcomes J.Y. Kim as president

November 2020—Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. welcomes J.Y. Kim as President. The 28-year Hyundai veteran began his career as part of an overseas sales team to support North American Operations, and later worked at HCEA’s Chicago office from 2004 to 2008. He was instrumental in establishing a foundation for a CE Brazilian factory and sales company before managing operations for Indian manufacturing, sales & marketing. During his tenure in India he brought Hyundai’s market share to 19%. After his two major overseas stays, he worked with emerging countries that include Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, and many Southeast Asian countries.

“We are excited to have J.Y. bring his passion, market knowledge, and support, as well as his understanding of worldwide trade operations to the North America, especially when understanding import/export policies has become a critical part of successful management,” Stan Park, HCEA Vice President of Distribution & Marketing, said in a statement.

Brown and Caldwell welcomes new head of diversity and inclusion

Nov. 10, 2020—Leading environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell today announces Andrea Hall has joined the company as senior director of diversity and inclusion. Hall brings a 17-year track record of creating and leading company-wide diversity and inclusion strategy and strengthening equitable processes for global organizations. Her experience includes improving diverse talent hiring, launching employee empowerment platforms, enhancing career progression policies, developing solutions to interrupt process and procedural bias, and driving diversity and inclusion education and awareness.

As senior director of diversity and inclusion, Hall will be responsible for identifying and implementing programs to maintain and promote Brown and Caldwell’s culture of belonging, diversity, and inclusion. Additionally, she will enhance current diversity and inclusion initiatives as the foundation of its recruitment, retention, and professional advancement practices.

“This new position builds on our commitment to providing a balanced workplace of perspectives, backgrounds, and talent where ideas thrive and each of our 1,700 employee-owners is valued and respected,” Brown and Caldwell Chief People Officer Bob Chapman said in a statement. “I am thrilled to welcome Andrea and look forward to seeing her impact as we continue to build belonging, inclusivity, and collaboration in our industry, organization, and local communities.”

Bergkamp announces management promotion and new hire

November 2020—Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kansas, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Bergkamp to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He previously was the company’s Chief Operations Officer (COO). In his new position, Bergkamp will take over the day-to-day operations of the company. A member of the Bergkamp Inc. team since 2010, Jason Bergkamp has held the positions of Project Manager, Director of Engineering and New Product Development Manager, prior to taking on the COO position in 2018.

Additionally, Bergkamp announces Randy Galle as its new Chief Operations Officer, responsible for production, supply chain and engineering. Galle’s most recent experience includes the positions of Director of Processing Services at Steel Pipe and Supply Inc., and Director of Operations at Kuhn Krause Corp. Within the management team, Bill Cooper remains as Chief Customer Officer, and Janet Pahls remains as Chief Financial Officer for the company. Scott Bergkamp, who had previously served as CEO from 2001 until now, will remain as President and Chairman of the Board.

“These changes are the next step in our evolution, aligning with our constant focus of taking care of our customers,” notes Scott Bergkamp. “Jason’s promotion enables him to use his organizational and integration skills to lead the company in achieving the goals laid out in our strategic plan. It also frees me to further focus on and participate in the industries we serve, and to search for opportunities for the company three to five years out.”