Our Leadership Team

Meet the team that makes it all possible.

Knowledge and experience are vital components to any business, and Pittsburgh Pipe has each in equal measure. Our leadership team sets the rest of the company up for success every day. Anything you need to know about piping, they already know. Up to date and down to earth, here is a closer look at what makes Pittsburgh Pipe tick.

The Leadership Team

Joseph Bergfeld – CEO

Joe Bergfeld established Pittsburgh Pipe in 1977 with his business partner, Bill Manser. Bill has since retired, but Joe has stayed on as leader of the Pittsburgh Pipe management team.

With the benefit of previous experience in the company’s sales, purchasing, and administrative departments, Joe now focuses on Senior Management Team development, strategic planning, and new market development.

Joe received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) and is a past President and Lifetime Board Member of the National Association of Steel Pipe Distributors.

Kevin Coan – President

Kevin Coan is the President of Pittsburgh Pipe & Supply Corp. in St. Louis, MO. Kevin works with Pittsburgh Pipe’s Senior Management Team to deliver on the company’s mission of “Supporting America’s Infrastructure through the manufacture and distribution of superior quality steel pipe and other underground construction products.” The rebuilding of our country’s infrastructure is a core component of Pittsburgh Pipe’s past and future, and one in which all our team members take great pride.

Kevin joined the Pittsburgh Pipe team in 2008 as the company’s General Manager. Coming to the job with over 25 years of management experience, Kevin assisted in opening the company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Litchfield, IL. Kevin was also instrumental in building a Senior Management Team that continues moving Pittsburgh Pipe forward as a reliable and dedicated manufacturer and supplier of goods to our infrastructure building partners in the underground utility industry.

In 2015, Kevin succeeded Joe Bergfeld as only the second President in Pittsburgh Pipe’s 40-year history. Kevin earned a bachelor of science degree in Business from Maryville University and a Juris Doctor (Law) degree from Saint Louis University.

Jerry Brookshire – Purchasing Manager

Jerry Brookshire joined Pittsburgh Pipe in 2006 as a purchasing agent. Not long after, he worked his way up to a leadership role as Purchasing Manager.

Jerry has used his abundant abilities in statistical analysis to develop and manage Pittsburgh Pipe’s inventory. Additionally, Jerry develops and manages vendor relationships throughout Pittsburgh Pipe’s supply chain. He also serves as a member of the Senior Management Team and serves on the Strategic Planning Committee.

Jerry is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia (MIZZOU) and is a member of Pittsburgh Pipe’s Community Service Committee.

Kevin Davidson – Steel Products Sales Manager

Kevin Davidson began his career at Pittsburgh Pipe & Supply Corp. back in 1982.

With over 32 years of experience in the underground utility industry, Kevin brings an unparalleled level of knowledge and experience as our Steel Products Sales Manager. Recognized by piping contractors and competitors alike as one of the most knowledgeable insiders on steel pipe and related piping products, Kevin’s experience and insight is sought out and relied on for many complex, large-scale projects. Kevin is also a member of the “Smart Team,” the Strategic Planning Committee, and the Senior Management Team.

Kevin’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge position Pittsburgh Pipe as one of the go-to entities on which pipe contractors can rely for jobs of all shapes and sizes. Kevin has a bachelor of arts degree from Saint Louis University (SLU).

Robert Naumann – Telecom Products Sales Manager

Bob Naumann began his career with Pittsburgh Pipe in 1986.

Relying on his 28 years of industry knowledge, pipe contractors know Bob is the person to contact for their underground utility needs in telecommunications. Bob was instrumental in positioning Pittsburgh Pipe as an industry leader in the supply of high-density polyethylene duct, utility boxes, and related products to piping contractors installing and expanding the fiber optic superhighway all across North America.

In addition to directing our sales team in the sale of telecom products, Bob serves on the “Smart Team” and is a member of the Senior Management Team and Strategic Planning Committee. Bob graduated from the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) with a degree in business.

Kay Wasmuth – Chief Financial Officer

Kay Wasmuth joined Pittsburgh Pipe in late 2017 as Executive Controller, and was named Chief Financial Officer in October 2019.

Kay brings more than 25 years of financial and management experience in the manufacturing and distribution sectors, including financial leadership roles with publicly traded, private equity and privately held companies. She began her career in public accounting with a large worldwide firm. 

Kay is responsible for all financial and treasury functions within the company and is a member of the Senior Management Team. She has a bachelor of science degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois – Champaign/Urbana.

Nelson S. Libell Sr. – Operations Manager

Nelson began his career at Pittsburgh Pipe as a welder back in 1994, working his way up to Operations Manager. Nelson possesses extensive knowledge in welding processes, welding metallurgy, and code compliance as well as the forming and assembly of large-diameter, heavy-wall steel pipe sections. Nelson works with our sales team and customers to develop custom solutions to their pipe installation needs.

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