Johnson Electric Coil Sale Completes Transition from Bockes to Berndt
The ownership of Johnson Electric Coil Company was transferred from Bill and Beth Bockes to Julie Berndt, company president, effective Jan. 3, 2022.
The sale completes the transition of the company from Bockes to Berndt. She worked her way up the ladder, being named president last year.
“This is an exciting transition that ensures that our good paying jobs will remain in Antigo as the company continues the substantial growth we experienced in 2021,” Bill Bockes said. “Our employees are the heart and soul of the company and were a main motivation to keep the company locally owned and operated.”
The election of two new officers and directors was also announced. Greg Neuman was named vice president, and Jill Gehrman is secretary/treasurer.
Berndt has been with the company for 30 years and most recently has led the transformation of manufacturing methods and culture as vice president and president and will continue to lead with the same mission and values.
The start of 2022 was marked with a continuation of the successes of 2021 that has brought new opportunities from a broad range of customers and markets.