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MUSKOX is a family owned business with offices in Mentor, MN and Grand Forks, ND.  Founded by father and son, Ron and Adam Bergman, MUSKOX launched in 2020 and gained instant success with operators in the snow and ice management industry.  As MUSKOX eagerly enters 2024, we look forward to expanding our operator footprint that currently has customers throughout the United States and Canada.  MUSKOX is honored to work with fellow operators and is proud of the team behind our products.

Meet the team

Adam Bergman

Having successfully built companies in a few industries, Adam is the leader of the MUSKOX brand. Born in McIntosh, MN, Adam attended the University of North Dakota. Upon graduating college, Adam worked for several small businesses and led sales teams to great success. Adam's interest in entrepreneurship led him into the real estate industry. He continues to be invested in properties, along with several other small businesses and start ups. Adam free time is spent with wife Courtney, a college professor and his children Jackson (12) and Piper(11)

Ron Bergman

With patents in the farming industry, snowmobile industry and now the snow removal industry, Ron is the driving force of innovation at MUSKOX.  Born on a dairy farm in  McIntosh, MN, Ron farmed before joining Arctic Cat in 1989.  During his career at Arctic Cat, he managed engineer teams that introduced several industry changing snowmobiles.  Upon his retirement from Arctic Cat in 2018, Ron began working on a new idea, which became the patent pending 21-78 and lead to the start of MUSKOX.  Ron enjoys his free time with his wife Melissa and their 3 dogs, Henry, Beau and Stevie.

Noah Bergman
Production Lead

Noah Bergman grew up in Mentor, MN and gained an interest in engineering from his father, Ron. Following graduation from Win-E-Mac High School, he attended NDSU to pursue Mechanical Engineering. He chose to put college life on hold to be more involved in the family businesses, while learning design and engineering through hands on experiences. He is currently leading the MUSKOX production at the shop in Mentor, MN. In his off time, Noah enjoys spending time with his Old English Bulldog/Boxer mix, Winston, photography, and golfing.

Mike Anderson
 Sales & Shipping

Born in Eveleth, MN, Mike attended the University of North Dakota. After graduating, Mike has enjoyed many successful years in sales. The first time that he heard of The MUSKOX, he knew he had to be a part of the team representing such an exciting, quality brand. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family in his spare time.

Cassidy Will

Cassidy is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, where she obtained a Bachelors in Marketing and Sports Business. After graduation, Cassidy and her boyfriend, along with their two dogs, decided to plant roots in Grand Forks, ND. She recently started a digital marketing firm called Labradorly Marketing. In her free time, you can find Cassidy spending time with family at their ranch, boating at the lake, or playing at the dog park. 

Travis Smith

After growing up in Crane Lake, MN, Travis moved to Duluth, MN to attend college at the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he grew a strong interest in marketing and technology. Now, Travis calls Lakeville, MN home where he lives with his wife and three children. After almost 18 years in digital marketing and software product development, Travis joined the MUSKOX team to help lead operations and marketing. In his spare time, you might bump into Travis at a local brewpub or spending quality time with his family exploring the Midwest.

Bob Fossum

A lifelong resident of North Dakota, Bob attended NDSU and oddly enough has a degree in Animal Science that led to a career in banking, culminating with owning a small North Dakota bank that has since been sold.  He formed a consulting company, offering CFO services to provide financial management to companies on a part-time basis.  Bob is honored to be the CFO for Muskox and part of a dynamic team with an incredible brand selling the premiere snowblower.  He enjoys golf, curling and UND hockey but most of all spending time with his beautiful wife Emily, son's Cole, Benjamin, Tyler and daughter Kaityn.

Reid Anderson

Reid was born and raised in Fosston, MN. He has spent time working in sales for a few different companies. But nothing has inspired him more than working for such an impressive and innovative brand like MUSKOX. Reid works directly with the customer to make sure to deliver the right machine and proper setup for whatever their operation needs. He is an avid golfer, who also enjoys watching most sports. Reid loves spending his free time with his wife Melissa, and two children, Ruby and Sawyer.

Nate Tangen

Grew up in McIntosh, MN and attended Jamestown College and the University of North Dakota to earn an elementary teaching degree. He spent his first three years teaching on the Grand Forks Air Force base and on an extremely snowy and cold morning was invited to run a shovel for the hard to reach places for a snow removal company. He now is extremely proud to be a part of a team that is incredibly responsive to the needs of operators. He also gets an opportunity to see how MUSKOX can greatly assist educational institutions in his role as an educator. His free time is spent being outdoors with his two kids, staying active, and enjoying time with friends and family.

John Goerke
Video Production

Born in St. Paul, MN, John's first ever job was shoveling out a dentist office a mile from his childhood home. Hours of back-breaking labor gave John a chip on his shoulder. But when he took a camera in his hand for his Eagle Scout project, he couldn't have imagined a future with MUSKOX Snowblowers. John owns Liquid Images -- a Grand Forks-based production company -- and has worked with MUSKOX for the last 3 years. John is married with 4 children. He enjoys single-origin coffee, cigars, and beating his kids in chess. Every day John can work to put more shovels out of business is a day well spent.

Peter Wagner
Video Production

Peter is a graduate of the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a BFA in Media Arts. He has worked as a video producer, cinematographer and editor for a wide variety of projects. This includes television projects for the Sportsman Channel, feature documentaries, corporate video projects, and animated educational content. Peter started his own production company Media Kiln in 2011. In his spare time, Peter enjoys spending time with his family, playing board games with his kids, and writing the occasional fantasy novel.

Instant Photo Poster
Chuck Friedly

Born in Redwood Falls, MN, Chuck graduated from Fosston High School and Moorhead State University with a degree in business. After serving in the U.S. Army, he started McIntosh Dairy and Farm Supply with his wife Karen. After 14 years, they sold the business, and he worked as a territory manager for 34 years. He is currently living in Buckeye, Arizona with his wife, Karen. They have two sons- Mike and Doug, along with five grandchildren. He enjoys sports, hunting, classic cars, and traveling.

Shane Hilliard

Shane grew up on a farm and ranch in Glendive, Montana.  He attended Montana State University on a rodeo scholarship and graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree. Shane spent 25 years in the laser technology industry before joining the MUSKOX team. He is married to his wife, Tricia, and they have four children. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, dirt bike riding, and helping on the ranch.

Dean Phillips
Facility Manager

Dean grew up and graduated in Lancaster, MN. He spent 12 years with a local leading Manufacturing Company where he met his Wife, Lezlee. They enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, and snowmobiling. They were blessed with their son, Brady. In 2014, they made a big move to Arizona, where they both worked for an amazing company for 16 years before deciding to move back home to Minnesota. Settling on Maple Lake near Mentor, they have been enjoying their life.

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