RIPON, Wis.— Alliance Laundry Systems, manufacturer of commercial laundry equipment under the Huebsch, IPSO and Speed Queen brands, has hired Ron Bruggeman as its director of global product management. He will develop marketing objectives and product plans and oversee product performance and life cycle.
Bruggeman brings 25 years of experience in marketing and management positions at businesses that include Illinois Tool Works Inc. and USG Corp. While at USG, Bruggeman was appointed president and general manager of a newly created subsidiary after holding positions such as sales field representative, product manager and director of marketing.
“Ron is an accomplished general manager and marketing professional with strong experience in product and strategy development, technology road-mapping and change management,” says Mike Schoeb, Alliance’s president and CEO. “His experience and expertise leading cross-functional teams will help us to further our vision and leadership to proactively drive Alliance’s brands and products as clear global leaders in commercial laundry.”
Bruggeman has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree from Ohio State University.