Press Release

Birko Promotes Bob Ogren to President, Equipment Division

Ogren to now hold an officer position within Birko

HENDERSON, Colo. – Birko, a leader in providing integrated sanitation solutions, has announced the promotion of Bob Ogren to president, Birko Equipment Division. In his new role, Ogren will continue to oversee Birko’s Equipment Division, managing the sales, service, engineering, and operations teams in Kansas City, Kan. and Marshfield, Mo. He will continue his participation on both the executive and strategic planning committee and as a key leader in the overall growth of Birko. With this promotion, Ogren will hold an officer position within Birko.

“Bob has been an integral part of our growth and ability to provide innovative equipment solutions for our customers,” said Kelly Green, president of Birko. “He understands it’s our equipment that plays a key role in the protection and safety of our food.”

Ogren joined Birko in February 2013 as director of sales for Chad Equipment. Within six months, he was promoted to director of national account sales for Birko’s Equipment Division. In 2015, Ogren was then promoted to vice president of Birko’s Equipment Division, where he has provided leadership and structure to the equipment team. The division grew under Ogren’s leadership and in 2019, he was promoted to general manager.

He has had many accomplishments during his time at Birko, including establishing a profitable and top performing sales, engineering, and service organization and streamlining production capabilities. Additionally, Ogren led the onboarding of several new and successful R&D projects, such as the Elite 360Ò and new wash cabinet technologies. Bob fosters a culture within Birko around innovation and of putting our customers first.

Ogren earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in english and political science from the University of Kansas.


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Tara Brzozowski
Director of Public Relations, Element
Phone: (920) 702-1235 Email: [email protected]