David J Bergeron,Founder and President. David Bergeron has worked in the refrigeration and aerospace industries for 21 years. He holds three refrigeration patents, and three spacecraft patents, and is the founder of SunDanzer, selling solar powered refrigerators world-wide, based on technology developed and licensed by him under contract to NASA. Mr. Bergeron has served as the lead engineer on a satellite design for reentry and recovery, the lead engineer and project manager for the Lunar habitat solar power heat pump demonstration test article development, and was the technical lead for NASA’s Advanced Technology Refrigeration project, developing, testing, and evaluating thermoelectric, Stirling, and variable speed vapor compression cycle technologies. Mr. Bergeron graduated from Texas A&M University cum laude in 1982 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and from the University of Houston CLC with a Masters in Finance in 1985.
Bill Barg, P.E. , Vice President Engineering and Military Sales Manager. Bill is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer with 19 years of experience in design, analysis and project management. He has worked in diverse international engineering environments including experience in multimillion dollar project management and product design groups. He has led SunDanzer’s development of military solar cooling systems since 2007. Bill has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a BA in Spanish from the University of Arizona.
Billy Amos, General Manager. Billy joined SunDanzer in 2004 after serving 6 years in the Army Corp of Engineers and 14 years in the food industry as a Purchasing Manager and Operations Manager for a major branded foods corporation. He is also a partner in a solar water distillation company and holds 4 US and 2 international patents related to water distillation products. Billy and Patty, his wife of 30 years, live in Chaparral, NM with their 2 cats, 2 dogs and many seasonal hummingbirds. Billy and Patty have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren.
Brian Jensen, Program Manager. Brian has been working with David in various capacities since 1999. Brian’s focus at SunDanzer is commercial products; from milk cooling refrigerators to large-scale solar refrigerated ISO containers. Previous work has involved system design and project management on solar aircraft, solar water pumping, hybrid electric vehicle development and energy storage system design. Brian has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. His passions include spending time with his family, building new inventions in his shop, bike riding and land sailing.
Hannah Rettler, Manager of Medical Products. Hannah joined SunDanzer in the summer of 2014 while pursuing her MPH graduate degree at the University of Arizona with a focus in Global Health. Prior to joining SunDanzer, Hannah worked as a Public Health Associate at a public health informatics company where she worked closely with immunization registries and disease surveillance systems. She earned her BS in Public Administration and Policy with a focus on Health and Human Services from the U of A in 2011. Hannah has a passion for travel and intends to see as much of the world as she possibly can.