Joanne Berwald serves as Vice President of Human Resources of Mestek, Inc. Ms. Berwald is responsible for leading all aspects of human resources, labor relations, benefits, wellness and strategic planning for Mestek, Inc.’s eighteen locations. Mestek employees 1,600 employees worldwide, of which 1,400 are in the US and 400 in Massachusetts.
Prior to joining Mestek in 2011, Ms. Berwald was with Peter Pan Bus Lines for two years, as its Senior Director of Human Resources, and prior to this time she spent sixteen years with Buxton Co with the last eight years serving as the Vice President of Operations.
Ms. Berwald has served on many nonprofit boards throughout her career, which includes serving 20 years on the Board of Directors of the Western MA Council, BSA, with the last two as Assistant Vice President of Fund Development. She currently is on the nominating committee of the Western MA Council and is an Advisory member.
Ms. Berwald also serves on the MASSHIRE State Workforce Board for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Unify Against Bullying Board of Directors, Associated Industries of the Massachusetts Board of Directors, and participated on the Lt. Governor’s Western MA Women’s Leadership Council. She is also on the Dean’s Board of Advisors for WNE College of Business, as well as the Career Center Advisory Board for Springfield College, her alma mater. Ms. Berwald is a proud mother of an adult son Evan and her adult daughter Natalie. Evan is an Eagle Scout.