Troy Berg is the President and CEO of Dane Manufacturing, a precision metal fabrication and stamping company. Dane is a four-time INC 5000 recipient and will receive their fifth award this year for the 3X growth architected over the last three years. Dane controls three manufacturing plants with 140 full-time employees.
While pursuing his Master’s Degree in Operations and Business Management, Troy decided to leave corporate America and start his own company over twenty-four years ago. That original startup company was merged with his current company in 2001 after they purchased Dane Manufacturing. They purchased two other ‘add-on’ companies to join with Dane in 2007 and 2009. In 2013, he started another division inside Dane that manufactures their own products for the residential green energy markets making Geothermal Heat Pumps called Q Energy Systems. This product is sold through distributors and is starting to gain traction in the US markets. In 2018, Troy and his team expanded Dane from $13M to $20M and successfully acquired Dantherm Cooling in Spartanburg, SC. All three entities in 2018 had sales over $30M. Dantherm Cooling is once again a viable company after changes and improvements and will help usher in 5G to the US with all of its electronic cooling products.
Troy graduated with a Mechanical Engineering Degree in the 1980s and worked in several manufacturing industries. He worked in the Aerospace and Automotive industry building the NASA Space Shuttle and large commercial and military jet systems and then went on to work in the elite production engineering department in a car assembly plant helping launch new car model introductions.
Other than his love for business, understanding successful business models, Troy keeps busy with his family enjoying outdoor activities, boating, water skiing, biking, snow skiing and playing ice hockey.