Technology >> CEO Interviews >> January 3, 2003

Allen Berning – Pemstar Inc (pmtr)

ALLEN J. BERNING has served as Chief Executive Officer, Director and Chairman of the Board of PEMSTAR Inc. since the company's founding in 1994. Prior to founding Pemstar, Mr. Berning was employed by IBM for 15 years, where he held several engineering and management positions in process engineering, manufacturing, cost engineering and resource planning, including most recently as Operations Manager for IBM's Rochester Storage Systems facility. Mr. Berning received a BSIE and an MBA from St. Cloud State University. He served as Board member and past Chair of the Greater Rochester Area University Center. He is currently serving on the 2004 Olmsted County United Way Campaign Cabinet. In 1999, Mr. Berning received the national Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with a quick overview of Pemstar?

Mr. Berning: Pemstar is in the Electronic Manufacturing Services

(EMS) industry and our particular strength in EMS is our ability