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We are Pinnacle Climate Technologies

Our Mission

Climate solutions when it matters most.

Core values

Focused on providing the best products and service.

Customer Focused

  • Focus on meeting the needs of our customers and treating them with care
  • Create rapport with customers by being effective communicators and establishing a relationship of mutual respect
  • Always place the needs of our customers and consumers first

Team Player

  • Put team goals above individual goals
  • Be humble, ambitious, smart, and supportive
  • Use teamwork to succeed
  • Create open lines of communication so that everyone benefits

Positive Attitude

  • Approach each other, our customers, and our daily tasks with a winning attitude
  • Create solutions with a “can-do” attitude
  • Take pride in our work
  • Focus on finding solutions and achieving results

Accountable and Dependable

  • Keep all promises and commitments
  • Take responsibility for our actions, attitudes, results, ourselves, and the work that we do
  • Run it like you own it and always lead by example

Do the Right Thing

  • Follow principles of integrity and respect
  • Always do the right thing, and assume positive intent
  • Be honest and straightforward with each other
  • Act so that everyone can trust you to get the job done
  • Be the best at doing what matters most
Our Vision

We make it possible.

It takes an ensemble

Working in harmony to perfect our products.


Proven leaders.

Pinnacle Climate Leadership Group consists of proven leaders with strong backgrounds in producing, marketing and selling industrial, commercial and consumer products.

  • Ron Ten Berge

    President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    Ron leads the PCT team and is responsible for the strategic and financial performance of the organization. He brings over twenty-five years of experience with leading consumer products brands to the company. Ron has a passion for people and building great teams that deliver breakthrough business results.
    Ron received his BS in Marketing Management from Cal State Polytechnic University Pomona and an MBA from UC Irvine.

  • Ryan Damask

    Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    Ryan leads the Finance, IT, Legal, and Global Sourcing functions with over twenty years of experience.

    Ryan holds an MBA from DePaul University, including a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is also a LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt. Ryan served in the United States Army Reserve for eight years.

  • Christopher Makinen

    Vice President of Retail Sales

    As Vice President of Sales, Chris is responsible for driving global sales. He is a seasoned sales, operations and sourcing leader with 25+ years experience leading regional and global teams. He is passionate about the customer experience and spends a significant amount of time outside the office learning in the field.

  • Isaac Yates

    Vice President of Sales & Customer Care

    As Vice President of Sales, Isaac is responsible for sales to the Industrial/Commercial, Horticulture/Agriculture and Rental markets. Additionally, Isaac leads order entry, customer service and parts and service. Isaac has over 40 years of general management, sales and marketing leadership experience in multiple industrial and commercial industries. Isaac earned a BS degree in Commerce.

  • David Osland

    Director of Product Management

    As Director of Marketing & Product Management, David is responsible for leading product growth and supporting sales with on-target marketing for the wide variety of channels we serve. David comes with over 28 years of leadership in marketing, sales, and product management from mid-size to Fortune 500 companies.

  • Rose Felix

    Director of Human Resources

    Rose brings 20 years of Human Resources experience in compensation, salary surveys, recruiting, and HR policy development to Pinnacle Climate Technologies. As leader of Human Resources, she has a strong grasp of employment laws, compliance issues, and benefits plans.

  • Stephen Shih

    General Manager, Pinnacle China

    As General Manager of our China operations, Stephen leads the operations and sourcing teams by creating a collaborative culture of continuous business improvement. Stephen has held leadership roles with U.S. and China-based Fortune 500 companies. Stephen earned his degree from Rutgers University and has lived and worked in China for the past 10 years.

Our History

Leading the industry through years of experience.

Pinnacle Climate Technologies, Inc. was born in 2015 when Pinnacle Products International acquired Schaefer Ventilation, bringing together industry-leading solutions in heating, cooling, and ventilation. As a result, Pinnacle Climate Technologies became home to brands that are recognized worldwide for reliability, durability, and innovation.

Our brands, both young and mature, now have almost 70 years of experience to draw upon as they optimize manufacturing efficiency, perfect distribution, and lead the industry. And with that, we’re now able to innovate faster and more effectively to deliver the highest-quality products to the marketplace.


Schaefer Fan Company Founded in Benton County, MN.


1960’s & 1970’s

Schaefer Grows From a Regional Company into a North American Powerhouse.



Schaefer Grows into a Global Ventilation Solutions Provider.



Schaefer Introduces the Barn Kooler® Series of Fans.



Americ® Line of Confined Space Ventilators Introduced.


Pinnacle Products International Introduces Outdoor Construction Heat Product Line.



Entered Global Marketplace in 6 Overseas Markets.



Launched Master® & Remington® brands for North America.



Partnered with Taglich Private Equity, LLC to Support Continued Growth.



Developed Industry Leading SilentDrive® Series of Construction Heaters.


Pinnacle Products and Schaefer Ventilation merge to Form Pinnacle Climate Technologies.



Expanding Global Footprint with Products Delivered into our 65th County.



Expanded into new 120,000ft Production Facility in Sauk Rapids, MN.



Introduced new product lines of air quality products including the Remington Airetrex 365™ and the Schaefer Defender™ Series.


Continuously Moving Forward

At Pinnacle, we know that having quality products is essential when solving any climate obstacle you face. This is why we are always advancing ahead of the curve, bringing you state-of-the-art equipment while using the latest technologies for all of your climate needs. We pride ourselves in finding innovative solutions for heating, cooling and ventilation when and where it matters most. We are devoted to moving forward and designing new solutions to better serve our customers nearby and around the world.