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Tribute to Bob Bergman

  • 1.  Tribute to Bob Bergman

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 13 days ago
    This morning I learned Bob Bergman passed away yesterday after a very short stay in the hospital. I unfortunately have no further details or information on his family, but will add those details as I'm able to. I'm still a bit in shock but am posting as I thought many would want to know.

    I so thoroughly enjoyed working with Bob - he "got" community, and loved sharing his expertise to help people do better, especially if he could help them get to that "ah-hah" moment with costing. He was a kind and gentle professional, and was always eager to help. Judging by the posts I've seen, he had many, many caring friends around the world.

    I encourage others who knew him to reply with your comments so that we may share this tribute with his family.


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    Mark Rhodes
    General Manager, BCUG/NAVUG
    Dynamic Communities
    Windsor CO
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  • 2.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 13 days ago
    ​I'm still trying to process this sad news.  Bob Bergman was one of the first "Navision" consultants I worked with.  He was such a great help to our company and I learned so much from Bob over the years.  I think I've seen him just about every year in many different cities at conferences since we first met in 2005.  I always looked forward to Microsoft Convergence, NAVUG Forum, NAVUG Summit, and NAVUG Focus, knowing that my friend Bob would be there to say hello and share NAV stories and information.  Bob was always there to share information and knowledge with everyone in the Dynamics NAV community.  He was an important member of our NAV/BC family and he will be missed.  RIP Bob.

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    Lewis Rosenberg
    IT Manager
    Mars Fishcare
    Chalfont PA
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    BCUG/NAVUG All-Star
    BCUG/NAVUG Board of Advisors, Chairperson
    BCUG/NAVUG Programming Committee

    Twitter: @RosenbergL
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rosenbergl/
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  • 3.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 13 days ago
    Sorry to hear this sad news. He definitely was a great contributor to the community and always lent a helping hand. He will be greatly missed.

    May he Rest In Peace!

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    Meenakshi Singh
    Manager of Business Applications
    Home Market Foods, Inc.
    Norwood MA
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  • 4.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 12 days ago
    I am very sad to hear of Bob's passing. He was a lovely guy , enthusiastic, particularly in his passion to help other understand in their struggles with software. His was one of the first voices I had sought out to help me understand the challenge that NAV costing is. He was always free with his time with people at Convergence, Summit, Focus. Once you meet him he would always remember those he had meet and helped with warmth and a smile.

    He will be missed.

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    Michael Carr
    VP , Finance
    Philadelphia Scientific LLC
    Montgomeryville PA
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  • 5.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 13 days ago
    The knowledge and enthusiasm he shared will live on in those he touched. If his legacy with this community is any indication, he will be sorely missed by everyone that had the opportunity to interact with him personally or professionally. God speed!

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    Cynthia Priebe MCP, DCP
    Senior Analyst and Project Manager
    Liberty Grove Software
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  • 6.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 12 days ago
    ​I was shocked myself to read your message this morning Mark.  Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.  He will definitely be missed.
    RIP Bob.

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    Robin Mitschke
    MRP/Purchasing Specialist
    PECKHAM, INC
    LANSING MI
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  • 7.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 12 days ago
    Wow, what a great loss to our community.  Bob was an amazing, kind person.  He truly loved this software, and loved sharing his knowledge with this community.  His family will definitely be in my prayers!

    RIP Bob

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    Ben Baxter
    Consultant
    Accent Software, Inc.
    Carmel IN
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  • 8.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    Posted 12 days ago
    I had the pleasure to work with Bob during our first conversion to NAV 4 many years ago. He had so much manufacturing knowledge and a great ability to share that with users on all levels. Bob is one of those people that, even though you didn't know him very well, you will always remember who he was.

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    Nick Yancer
    NAV Developer
    Advanced Media Technologies
    Deerfield Beach
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  • 9.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 12 days ago
    ​This is the passing of a legend. There will be no other like him.

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    Crystal Tollison
    Consultant
    ArcherPoint Inc.
    Lawrenceville GA
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  • 10.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 12 days ago
    The first NAVUG Forum session I attended was with Bob Bergman and Tom Blaisdell.  Bob was very energetic and spoke about NAV manufacturing with such passion and enthusiasm.  I attended almost all of his sessions and had fantastic take a ways from my time in Tampa.  My favorite take a way was Bob saying "Let the computer do it for you!" while he shook his hands in the air enthusiastically.

    Bob will be greatly missed, may he rest in peace...

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    Kristina Frank
    Controller
    Cline Tool & Services
    Newton IA
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  • 11.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    Posted 12 days ago
    When I worked at Medifast we called Bob "The Wiz". He reminded us of a wizard with his wild hair and quiet demeanor. He was a wizard for us, helped us fix our inventory, and our Manufacturing. I learnt more about NAV from Bob than I ever can tell, he taught me how to analyze in NAV, and because of him, I am a NAV Consultant who knows how NAV thinks and processes data. I can't express in words how much he meant to me personally, and professionally. What a great, knowledgeable man!
    I will miss him, and I know our NAV community will miss him, he is one of the greats!!
    Go in peace Bob, may it always be sunny where you are.

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    Barbara Thompson,
    Silverware
    Barbara@Silverw.com
    Cell Ph:425-442-1620
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  • 12.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 12 days ago

    Mark, thank you for the information and prayers are sent to his family.
    A good person in many ways. May his assistance to others be remembered for a long time.
    Be well all and live life to the fullest.

    Sincerely Geovanny



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    Geovanny Fuentes
    San Diego CA
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  • 13.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    NAVUG ALL STAR
    Posted 12 days ago
    What a  tremendous loss for our NAV family, Bob was an inspiritng part of the team.  I can hear him now saying to us all. . . pick up the mantel and carry on!  Bob will be missed but not forgotten.
    ...until we meet again Bob at that great NAVUG reunion in the sky.

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    Holly Kutil ~ NAVUG All-Star
    American Ring/CIO
    Solon, OH 44139
    **Great Lakes Chapter**
    ♥♥ Women In Dynamics ♥♥
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  • 14.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 11 days ago
    I met Bob quite a few years ago when we were co-presenters. Not only was Bob an incredible resource for NAV, but all ERP and manufacturing principles. And he sure was a storyteller! And a great one at that! He opened my eyes to realize my way wasn't the only way. And for that I will be ever grateful. My thoughts and prayers for his family and our community. He will be missed.

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    Bob Buccigrossi
    PT Tech, LLC
    Wadsworth OH
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  • 15.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    Posted 11 days ago
    I am still processing Bob Loss, I remember him and all who knew him will remember forever.
    Sorry for the loss and prayers to his family.
    I worked close with Bob when we were Tectura coworkers and later on the road we meet many times. Yesterday we were expecting Bob to present a session at Local Miami NAVUG charter ad we missed him and dedicated a minute to remember him

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    Carlos Garcia
    Software Developer
    Miami FL
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  • 16.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 11 days ago
    ​The NAV Community has lost an incredible member.  I had the pleasure of meeting Bob at a Convergence many years ago.  He was always willing to share his knowledge with the community.  We had the pleasure of Bob presenting in person at our DFW and Houston NAVUG Chapter meetings.
    He was a great friend and a valuable resource.  We exchanged many phone calls over the years and spent many lunches together at the NAV Conferences.
    I am at a loss to say more.

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    Robb Delprado
    Controller
    AllTerra Central
    Houston TX
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  • 17.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 11 days ago

    ​I'm glad we got to hear him speak at our last Chapter Meeting!!! He work with Forum a few years back on a project.  He was very kind and helpful

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    Jessie Sanger-Picard
    NAV Level II Support Lead
    Forum Energy Technologies
    Houston TX
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  • 18.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    Posted 11 days ago
    What sad news and what a loss for our community! Bob may have been a NAV (or as Bob would say, "Navision") manufacturing/costing/general guru, but to me, he was, first and foremost, a teacher. I learned so much from him over the years. I'm grateful for the time I spent with him over the years and thankful I got to spend a few minutes catching up with him last month in Phoenix. I will miss Bob and his NAV T-accounts.

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    Marc Allman
    COO
    AMS Controls
    Maryland Heights, MO
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  • 19.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    Posted 11 days ago
    I worked with bob for over 10 years when we work at Tectura. I worked on many projects with him. He was a great person, a mentor and a friend. I will dearly miss him.  We worked on many projects that were caused by bad implementations we were sent to the rescue. In those stressful moments, he would find time to lightened the mood. I will miss him for his stories he would tell. I will miss his facebook posts.  I saw him at phoenix last month and i'm glad I did. 4 years ago we were on project and he asked me where the "rounding precision"  was used in NAV (in consumption journal). And in phoenix 4 years later he reminded me in session when the speaker miss-defined the field.  I will miss him as a colleague who I can bounce off ideas.  Rest in peace Bob.

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    Ahmed Amini
    Indepedant Consultant
    Scotts Valley CA
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  • 20.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    Posted 8 days ago
    I had the pleasure of working with Bob years ago.  Even after we no longer worked together Bob was always gracious enough to answer any question I had.  Bob attended a class I taught an NAVUG in Seattle and I introduced him as the NAV person I most want to emulate.  Bob will be missed.

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    Fred Holst
    Sign Zone LLC
    Brooklyn Center, MN
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  • 21.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    NAVUG ALL STAR
    Posted 8 days ago
    I have known Bob Bergman for so many years now. Bob will be missed greatly. I will always remember his passion! It was such a joy to watch him as he presented with so much energy and zeal, and his ability to tell a story and weave the story into his teaching was so wonderful to see..The experience and knowledge he possessed was only exceeded by his desire to share it with others.  What a tremendous person, mentor, and friend!

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    Thomas (Tom) Blaisdell
    Sr. Support Escalation Engineer
    Microsoft
    Alpharetta GA
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  • 22.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    Posted 8 days ago
    So sorry to hear that. I have never quite understand navision costing process until I came accross a great youtube video presented by Bob that really helped me. Thank you Bob, wherever you are.
    Greetings from Spain.

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    Astur Iano
    PKVEN
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  • 23.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 7 days ago
    I had the pleasure of attending Bob's sessions at NAVUG over the years and to me Bob was the bar you measured yourself against when it came to Manufacturing and Costing NAV knowledge. He always found time to coach, teach and provide insight whenever we crossed paths. We all will miss Bob and his stories and Summit will be without a true All-Star. Those of us who have spent time with him were fortunate.

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    John Grant
    Senior Application Consultant
    Innovia Consulting
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  • 24.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    Posted 6 days ago
    I remember both his big knowledge and his kind attitude. I had the privilege of being in one of his Academy courses last year, I knew nothing about NAV and his presentations were clear and easy to follow. He was very attentive and great at his work. He will be missed.

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    Cesar Zavala-Mesta, DCP
    Master's: ALM, Harvard University Extension School, Information Management Systems
    IT Manager
    Burgess Pigment Company
    Sandersville GA
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  • 25.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 6 days ago
    Bob and I did the Ask the Experts Manufacturing sessions together for several years at Convergence and Summit.  It was always good running into him at conferences and sharing stories. It won't be the same without him, he was one of the great ones.

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    Kevin Fons
    Senior Application Consultant
    Innovia Consulting
    Windsor WI
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  • 26.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    SILVER CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted 5 days ago
    ​I am so sorry. I just saw this.
    I have known Bob many years, I worked with him on and off on various projects since his times at Tectura. Then at ArcherPoint. Stayed in touch after that. We both lived in Ann Arbor, MI for a long time. He was very attached to his house. Especially because he lived there with his wife of many years and he lost her there a while ago. They did not have any children. We had a special connection mixed with warm friendship and passionate professionalism. I loved his wit and wisdom. He was very special to me and many others. He was very dear to NAV community. We lost a precious colleague. I can see that he will be remembered for years to come.

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    Aydan Golaszewski
    Lead ERP Analyst
    Jason Pharmaceuticals (Medifast)
    Owings Mills MD
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  • 27.  RE: Tribute to Bob Bergman

    Posted 5 days ago
    This is such sad news!!!  Bob was my very first mentor in teaching me NAV Costing!!  I ALWAYS enjoyed seeing him at events and he was always so very kind and encouraging to me.  He will be GREATLY missed in our NAV community!!!!

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    Telka Clem
    Western Computer
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