The Faces Behind The Group

John Bergida

President, Founder

John is involved with all aspects of the business. He leads our R&D,  collaborates with partners and licensees on new products and applications,

and assesses existing problems to create unique and meaningful cooling solutions.

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Steve Sharpe

Executive Chairman

Steve Sharpe directs new business inquiries, interacts with our partners and licensees, and oversees investor relations. As a serial entrepreneur, he brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the team.

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David Leavitt

Chief Technology Officer

David Leavitt leads the development of our long-term projects including closed-loop refrigeration, new membrane technologies, textiles, and Zero Power Cooling. 

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Corey Boddicker

Dir. Business Development

Corey Boddicker leads the development of our sales verticals and of servicing to existing and new accounts.  He collaborates directly with our manufacturing and distribution partners to meet our clients' needs.

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Michael McMahon

Creative Director

Michael McMahon is our in-house media specialist, web designer, content creator,  leading photo and video production, graphics, as well as assisting in product appearance,  visual design and branding.

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Tony Bergida

Dir. Communications

Tony Bergida handles our digital marketing, public relations, and project coordination.  Previously, he worked for several legislators and managed a U.S. Congressional Campaign.

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Tim Jackson

Prototyping Engineer

Timothy Jackson is our prototyping, mechanical design, thermal analysis, and testing engineer.  He specializes in 3D printing, automation, and creating proof-of-concept models. 

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Channary Ny

Chemical Engineer

Channary Ny leads the chemical testing and R&D for key projects.

Runs and maintains Frosty Tech's two labs at the KS Venture Accelerator.

Coordinates research grants sponsored by Frosty Tech at partner Universities.

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Devlin Leavitt

Systems Engineer

Devlin Leavitt is a process systems engineer earning his Masters and PhD in Environmental Engineering.  He designs and calculates energy balances, process flows, and complex system layouts.

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Sourcing Partners

Jeff Smith

Sourcing Specialist

Jeff Smith is a product certification and partnership-building specialist.  He collaborates with our manufacturers, testing labs, and vendors to forge long-lasting relationships.

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Carol Smith

Sourcing Specialist

Carol Smith is a sourcing and supply chain specialist.  She works with our portfolio of brands to procure proprietary raw materials and coordinates with licensees to meet their production requirements.

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Hecto Group

Based out of The United States

7500 College Blvd, 5th Floor

Overland Park, KS 66210