About Bergen Upholstery

Bergen Upholstery Co., Inc has been serving the transportation industry for over 60 years.  Founded in the late 1940’s, this New Jersey-based supplier of seating covers and parts is recognized as the leader in the US motor coach and rail car replacement seating market.

The company was founded by Joseph Pokotilow, who learned the upholstery trade from his father, Benjamin.  Family lore describes Benjamin, who was born in Russia, as the harness maker and carriage upholsterer to Tsar Nicholas II, before he immigrated to the US.  Joseph’s entrepreneurial spirit and smart executive decisions allowed the company to grow from modest beginnings in a storefront to a staff of 20 and a 13000 square foot facility.

Nancy Pokotilow Citti, Joseph’s daughter, joined Bergen in 1984 as a sales associate. She received her BA from Lafayette College and an MBA in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickenson University. Working alongside her father allowed for a seamless transition.  In 1995, upon Joseph’s retirement, she became President.  Today, she continues to strive for excellence in quality and superior customer service that are Bergen’s trademarks