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Alan Leupold

Technical Consultant

Bergstrom Climate Controls Systems in Rockford, Ill.

Alan graduated from Valparaiso University in 1971 with a BSME. Two years later, his engineering career began with IH in the test lab. In 2012, he “retired” from CNH as the HVAC Systems Design Global Manager. That same year, he also became the Director of Test and Development at Bergstrom. He’s a past chairman of both an ASABE and SAE Committee. He holds 14 patents for Off Road HVAC systems and was proud to receive the MACS Pioneer award in 2009. He’s now been on the MACS board for six years.

He enjoys being actively involved in community service, where he’s the Junior Achievement advisor, Plainfield Jaycees President, youth soccer and girls softball coach and trustee for Plainfield Foundation of Excellence for Schools as well as being the township trustee for eight years.  He and his wife Penny have enjoyed 48 years of marriage. They’re the proud parents of Emily and Kimberly and love spending time with their three grandchildren. They also love to go boating and enjoy warm, oceanic vacations. Alan’s personal hobbies include a growing farm toy collection.