Bernie Cormier is a professional leader, with 30+ years of diversified experience in the production of Aluminum & Zinc castings.
As Plant Manager Bernie directed 9 departments which included foundry, tool room, core room, cleaning room, heat treating, welding, machining, maintenance and shipping.
Bernie lead the production of highly engineered aluminum & zinc castings for industrial, residential, automotive and heavy equipment uses. His direct "hands-on" approach enabled him to work from the early prototype stage to the final product. Bernie has extensive experience with permanent/semi permanent mould, low pressure and now high pressure die casting, using iron, steel or graphite moulds. His instinctive ability to make design enhancements and mould modifications on the fly lead to success for customers like Ford, GM, Bombardier, Caterpillar, Volvo and Linamar to name a few.
Bernie is recognized and respected throughout the industry. He was profiled in a professional video produced by Career TV. This video was shown to Secondary, College & University students to promote the metal casting field as a career choice. Bernie has also participated on advisory boards to develop curriculum for colleges. In addition he has shared his expertise and experience as an instructor with AFS (American Foundry Society).
Bernie is a second generation foundry-man with the ability to meld proven methods from the past with the leading edge technologies of today. Bernie is team oriented and thrives on developing employees. He strongly believes in mentoring and creating a passion for the trade.