We are Pinnacle Climate Technologies.

Pinnacle Climate Technologies provides solutions to the commercial, industrial, retail, agricultural, and other DIY retail channels throughout the world. We make it possible to work outdoors in the winter, raise dairy cows in the desert,  and to be comfortable and productive when the weather and environment is not willing to cooperate.

With global manufacturing and sourcing capabilities, we serve a diverse customer base in over 60 countries. With brands that include Master®, Remington®, STANLEY®, Schaefer®, Americ®, and ProTemp® Pinnacle Climate Technologies is positioned as the global leader in heating, cooling, and ventilation products.

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About Us

Vision

We make it possible.

Mission

Climate solutions when it matters most.

Our 5 Core Values

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 & 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

It Takes A Team

 

Leadership

We live our 5 core values every day. We believe these characteristics should influence everything we do in business and in life. 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 & 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.

  • Peter Lyle

    Executive Vice President Sales

    As EVP of Sales and Marketing, Peter is responsible for driving global sales. He is a seasoned sales leader with 17+ years’ experience leading regional and global teams, including 10 with Pinnacle.

    He is passionate about the customer experience and spends a significant amount of time outside the office learning in the field.

  • Sukru Erisgen

    Vice President of Engineering

    Sukru brings 30 years of engineering leadership to Pinnacle. His experience at global HVACR product companies is a perfect fit for Pinnacle’s pursuit of performance and efficiency breakthroughs in heating, cooling and ventilation solutions.

    He holds a B.S. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Anadolu and a Masters in Engineering Management from the University of Evansville.

  • Mike Mahota

    Vice President of Operations

    Mike is responsible for driving quality, delivery, and cost improvements as the leader of Pinnacle’s manufacturing and distribution teams.

    He has over 30 years in operations and supply chain leadership roles. Mike earned his BS in Electrical Engineering for the University of Dayton and his MBA from Boston University.

  • David Osland

    Director of Product Management & Marketing

    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

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.

1951

Schaefer Fan Company Founded in Benton County, MN.

1980's

Schaefer Grows into a Global Ventilation Solutions Provider.

1991

Americ® Line of Confined Space Ventilators Introduced.

2008

Entered Global Marketplace in 6 Overseas Markets.

2011

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

2015

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

2019

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

1960's & 1970's

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

1988

Schaefer Introduces the Barn Kooler® Series of Fans.

2004

Pinnacle Products International Introduces Outdoor Construction Heat Product Line.

2010

Launched Master® & Remington® brands for North America.

2013

Developed Industry Leading SilentDrive® Series of Construction Heaters.

2017

Expanding Global Footprint With Products Delivered Into Our 65th County.

2020

Today Pinnacle Climate Technologies is Home to Master®, Remington®, Stanley®, Schaefer®, Americ®, and ProTemp®.

1951

Schaefer Fan Company Founded in Benton County, MN.

1960's & 1970's

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

1980's

Schaefer Grows into a Global Ventilation Solutions Provider.

1988

Schaefer Introduces the Barn Kooler® Series of Fans.

1991

Americ® Line of Confined Space Ventilators Introduced.

2004

Pinnacle Products International Introduces Outdoor Construction Heat Product Line.

2008

Entered Global Marketplace in 6 Overseas Markets.

2010

Launched Master® & Remington® brands for North America.

2011

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

2013

Developed Industry Leading SilentDrive® Series of Construction Heaters.

2015

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

2017

Expanding Global Footprint With Products Delivered Into Our 65th County.

2019

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

2020

Today Pinnacle Climate Technologies is Home to Master®, Remington®, Stanley®, Schaefer®, Americ®, and ProTemp®.

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.