Bernard is a qualified mechanical engineer who started his career in Rainbow Farms in 1995 as a project engineer in the largest poultry integrator in South Africa. He worked in this role initially before accepting a newly created position as a ventilation specialist and was responsible for upgrading facilities to optimize live performance across the company.
For the next 13 years Bernard worked on a number of projects within Rainbow before departing to pursue a career as an independent ventilation specialist in the international poultry industry. He has worked for a number of customers and experienced the prevailing environmental conditions in Asia, Eastern Europe, South America and the Middle East and Africa. During that time as a consultant, when he was exposed to the diversity in the industry, Bernard was also engaged in working for Aviagen and its customers and was closely tied to the company’s global hatchery development and support team and now works for Aviagen.