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Bergmann Employee Shareholders Elect Three to the Board of Directors

DATE: June 4, 2018

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Board Of Directors Members 2018

Charles Bertuch, PE, LEED AP, CEM, Stephanie M. Dempsey, PE, and David Thurnherr, PE

Three employees were elected to the Board of Directors for national architecture, engineering and planning firm Bergmann this past week at the annual shareholder meeting. Charles Bertuch, PE, LEED AP, CEM; Stephanie M. Dempsey, PE; and David Thurnherr, PE were selected to represent the interests of the more than 100 employee shareholders at the privately held, fully employee-owned organization. They will each serve a three-year term.

“I’m excited to work with this new group of board members,” said Pietro "Pete" Giovenco, Bergmann president/CEO and chairman. “Each of these professionals brings experience and perspective to the strategic leadership of our organization. Combined with the rest of our board, we have put together a great group of people who will work hard to steer Bergmann into the future.”

Bertuch has been with Bergmann for 11 years and has previously served on the board. He has more than 30 years of industry experience and leads the Energy Solutions practice as a principal from the Syracuse office in the Northeast Region. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from SUNY Buffalo and a master’s degree from Syracuse University in the same discipline. He’s also active with groups such as the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Dempsey has worked for Bergmann for more than two decades. A graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, she has more than 30 years of experience spanning the industrial, healthcare, institutional and commercial industries. Currently, Dempsey leads project teams within the Research & Manufacturing national practice and is based out of the Rochester office in the Northeast Region as a senior project manager. She is active in ASHRAE.

Thurnherr serves as the vice president of Northeast Infrastructure leading the rail, highway, bridge, traffic, waterways structures, water & environment, hydropower, survey and construction inspection practices from the Rochester office. Thurnherr has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Buffalo, as well as a master’s degree in structural engineering, also from the University of Buffalo. He is experienced in structural engineering, project management and quality assurance for transportation projects. Thurnherr is active in the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association and the American Institute of Steel Construction.


For nearly four decades, Bergmann architects, engineers and planners have been delivering results to clients across the United States and Canada. This team of more than 400 professional and technical staff spans the Northeast, Midwest and Atlantic regions. Bergmann develops connections with partners and communities to create dynamic, creative solutions that will stand the test of time, while promoting environmental and functional sustainability. Projects in the Bergmann portfolio range from signature buildings and commercial developments to critical transportation infrastructure and community planning.