Engineering Solutions Since 1887

Galland Henning Nopak, Inc. has been a pioneer in manufacturing since 1887. As a privately-held, fourth-generation family business, Galland Henning Nopak is the world’s most experienced manufacturer of high-density balers and hydraulic and pneumatic valves and cylinders. The company is a member of the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) and a founding member of the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA). Leveraging over a century of proven engineering expertise, Galland Henning Nopak offers robust, custom-engineered solutions, delivered with exceptional customer service from America’s Midwest.

We are first in manufacturing, with products engineered to last.

Management Team

Brian Sternberg  President 

Brian is GHN’s President. Brian joined GHN in June 2014 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Brian possesses 20 years of vast experience in the fluid power industry, extensive leadership experience, and cross-functional experience in engineering, operations and sales. Prior to GHN, Brian held various roles for Tobul Accumulator and Racine Federated Inc. (Badger Meter).

Brian graduated with Honors from Cardinal Stritch University with a degree in Business Administration, and earned a degree in Fluid Power Technology and Professional Certification in Industrial Distribution. Brian also completed Officer Candidate School with the Wisconsin Military Academy, and lead combat operations for the U.S. Army from 2005-2007 in Baghdad, Iraq.

Philip Bauer – Director of Finance and Treasurer

Philip joined GHN in March 2017 with over 14 years of accounting and finance experience in manufacturing environments.

Prior to joining GHN, Philip served as the Director of Finance and Administration for Mid-City Foundry Company. He has also held key financial leadership roles for Pereles Brothers, Inc., O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals, LLC. and the Marion Plywood Corporation.

A Certified Public Accountant, Philip received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and a MBA from Regis University in Denver.

Jennifer Charles – Director of Human Resources

Jennifer joined GHN in February 2016 as the HR Manager. Jennifer is responsible for all HR initiatives including employee relations, employment, benefits administration, safety, and developing programs, policies and procedures for the organization.

Jennifer is a HR professional with over 15 years of broad HR experience in a manufacturing setting. Prior to joining GHN, Jennifer was HR Manager for Racine Federated Inc. (Badger Meter). Jennifer also held similar HR positions at Express Employment Professionals and Prime Manufacturing Corporation.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cardinal Stritch University. Jennifer has continued to increase her knowledge through various training programs, seminars and HR certificate series, including a 9-month program through Leadership Racine.

Sudarshan Sharma – Chief Engineer

Sudarshan brings 22 years of experience in mechanical engineering management, design and development of mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic cylinders as Chief Engineer of GHN. Sudarashan is responsible for all aspects of engineering, including product design and development.

Sudarshan’s was most recently an Engineering Manager at The Oilgear Company. Sudarshan has held various engineering positions at Eaton, Westcraft Manufacturing Inc. and T.J. Brooks Company.

Sudarshan holds a Master of Engineering Management degree from Duke University and a M.S., Mechanical Engineering degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Sudarshan also holds licenses as: Licensed Professional Engineer, Texas Board of Professional Engineers (2005); Facility Operating Engineer Third Class (2015); Certified Associate in Project Management (2009-2014).


Interested in learning more?

Are you wanting to learn more about Galland Henning Nopak? Our amazing support team is here to answer any question you may have about our industrial baler equipment or Nopak fluid power products. Feel free to give us a call at (414) 645-6000, or send us an email at