President and CEO
Mr. Berns joined Seitz in 2016 as President and CEO. Earlier in his career, Mr. Berns was responsible for customer applications at GE Plastics and high volume injection molded part development at Black and Decker. He then led global engineering organizations for Ryobi and Ingersoll-Rand before shifting to general management and operations, leading portfolio businesses at Danaher, Drivesol Global Steering and IDEX. From 2012 to 2016 Mr. Berns consulted with more than 20 global clients on innovation, organization effectiveness, lean transformation and strategy development. Mr. Berns is Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he received Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering, and has a Master’s in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.