Technology >> CEO Interviews >> September 8, 2004

Allen Berning – Pemstar Inc (pmtr)

GREG S. LEA has served as Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Pemstar, Inc., since 2002. He has served on the Board of Directors since 2001. Mr. Lea retired from Jostens Corporation in 2002, where he held key executive management positions since joining the company in 1995. Previously, Mr. Lea was with IBM for more than 18 years where he held a variety of management positions. Mr. Lea holds a BS in Accounting/Business Management from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He is currently serving as a Board member for the Greater Rochester Area University Center. Profile
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: We'd like to begin with a brief historical sketch of the company

and a picture of things as they are now.

Mr. Berning (CEO): PEMSTAR recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary.