Henry Bergson

Profile

Henry P. Bergson

More than 35 years of sales and operations management experience in industrial and technical marketing, including the design, development and implementation of sales programs for technical products, coupled with a demonstrable track record in corporate management and development. Now using experience as an internationally respected senior executive in the electrical market for consulting and board assignments. Other potential assignments include go-to-market consulting on the use, development, training and management of independent electrical representatives; new product development strategies that include the design of sale force, distribution and manufacturer partnerships; and facilitation of panels, groups or committees in the electrical industry or related fields.

Core Competencies

Career Summary

Henry Bergson Associates, LLC
Katonah, NY
2008 to Present
President and Chief Executive Officer

Consulting firm with extensive expertise in sales and marketing particularly through independent representatives to the electrical marketplace. Expertise includes new product introductions, sales force creation, development and training. Provides consulting services to independent representative firms, manufacturers and electrical representatives’ networking groups.

National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA)
Tarrytown, New York
1985 to 2009
President and Chief Executive Officer

A national trade association of electrical industry independent representatives firms and manufacturing companies. Over the past 20-plus years, helped hundreds of senior-level executives integrate independent manufacturers’ representatives into their sales forces; directed manufacturers to NEMRA representatives in local market areas also assisted established electrical manufacturers and vendors new to the electrical channel based on in-depth knowledge of the packages of electrical products the local representatives sell and personalities of the representative principals; cultivated relationships with potential NEMRA members, industry associations, media and other key communicators in the electrical market; and spoke out for the best interests of NEMRA members and the manufacturers they represent in corporate board rooms, industry magazines and at industry conferences, trade shows and other public forums. Frequent speaker on representative issues at electrical industry and related industry conferences and training sessions for associations, representatives groups, electrical leagues, distributors and manufacturers.

GCS Service Incorporated
Chappaqua, New York
1983-1985
Vice President of Operations

Tork Incorporated
Mt. Vernon, New York
1978-1983
Director of Marketing

Federal Signal Corporation
Blue Island, Illinois
1970-1978
Director of Sales Planning,
Regional Sales Manager

Education

Military Experience

Community Volunteer Activities

Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Katonah Fire District and active volunteer firefighter; also served as Chief of the Katonah Volunteer Fire Department and Chairman of the Katonah Fire Department’s Board of Directors. Currently serving on Westchester County Fire Advisory Board, President of the Westchester County Association of Fire Districts and the Community Advisory Board to the Bedford Hills and Taconic Correctional Facilities. Active in local church and have served as the Church’s as financial chairman, chair of the personnel committee and am currently financial chairman of the capital campaign.