Bernie LeSage M.Eng., MBA
Bernie has over 30 years of international experience in product/technology development, manufacturing/operations, and sales/marketing in both public and private company environments.
Before joining Coanda, Bernie spent a number of years as COO/Director of Business Development for ETX Systems Inc., a start-up formed to develop and commercialize a novel heavy oil upgrading technology, where his responsibilities included leading business development activities, project management, and developing economic and valuation models.
Prior to ETX, Bernie was with Global Thermoelectric Inc. in various roles including R&D Manager, Plant Manager, VP/General Manager, and President. Within those roles he had complete autonomy for all day-to-day operations including overall responsibility for 120 employees and for leading the company through a sales process where the senior management team partnered with a US private equity firm to execute a leveraged buyout of the company.
Bernie has an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, a Masters of Engineering from McGill University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Cranfield University in the UK.