David S. Bernard graduated from Miami University, Oxford, OH with a BS degree in Business Administration and an MBA degree, majoring in Finance and Marketing, from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.
Mr. Bernard began his packaging career with American Can Co., a $4 billion corporation, with principal packaging in metal, paperboard, films & laminations, injection molding, blow molding, thermoformed containers and folding cartons, among others. Mr. Bernard held managerial positions over 17-½ years with the corporation, including Appropriations Mgr., Marketing Mgr., Product Mgr. and Sales Mgr. for their plastics and metal products. He was involved in commercializing many of these new plastic products in the food packaging market.
Mr. Bernard became a principal of Composite Container Corp., Boston, MA in 1984. Composite Container, an entrepreneurial company, was among the first in developing multiplayer barrier co-extrusions (7, 8 & 9 layer) for food and medical packaging markets in the USA.
Then in 1987, Mr. Bernard founded Bernard Packaging (BP) as a packaging brokerage and consulting business. In 1989, BP opened a manufacturing operation in New Jersey for thermoforming proprietary thin gauge polypropylene with a specially developed release coating for hot melt adhesive containers. Since then, the company has produced a wide variety of thermoformed packages for health care, medical and food applications.
Today, manufacturing has been moved to a new $2 million, 60,000 square foot plant facility built by Portage Plastics Corporation in Portage, WI, a light gauge thermoforming company, with products for food, medical device, health care, automotive, pet food and the like, where he is also President/Co-Owner.