SOUTH BELOIT — North American Tool Corporation has announced the retirement of Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Bernie Bowersock, effective July 1.
“For the last twenty-three years, Bernie has been instrumental in growing North American Tool and its family of companies to become leading suppliers of specialized cutting tools, across the globe. Through his strong focus on relationships, Bernie has earned his reputation as an industry expert and go-to source for technical knowledge – a genuinely good guy who’ll be there for you anytime, anywhere,” said North American Tool President & CEO Curt Lansbery.
Early in his career, Bernie worked with industry giants, Briggs Weaver, Carboloy, and Cleveland Twist Drill, and thanks to his sales and technical ability, ventured into the world of industrial distribution as part-owner of McAustin Distribution Company in the early 1980’s. In 1986, Bernie joined Weldon Tool Company and was quickly promoted to National Sales Manager, where he worked until joining the North American Tool team in 1993.
Bernie has served on industry boards and committees including the Statistical Committee for USCTI, Global Trade & Membership Committee of ISA, and currently serves as a member of the ISA Strategic Information Committee. He also sits on two Industrial Round Tables for the Federal Reserve in Chicago, and continues his devotion through his extensive industry and community involvement.
In his hometown, Bernie is a board member of Meals on Wheels, the Stateline Mass Transit District, and is proud to be a tutor for children through the YMCA and local Boys and Girls Club.
North American Tool is an ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturer of premium cutting tools – special taps, dies, and gages – for the industrial marketplace.