Mr. Bernie Orelup
Engineering & Operations Manager
Phone: 03 9902 9655
Bernie has a multidisciplinary background in materials science and engineering (BSc - Purdue University), business administration (MBA - Arizona State University), and management.
At MCN Bernie leads and manages the provision of professional and timely fabrication/consultation services to the research and industry communities through operational and business management of the technical engineering teams, oversight of laboratory practice and equipment performance. The engineering teams assist both industry and academic clients with application-oriented research, as well as the design and development of prototypes, through to small volume production.
As the Quality Manager, Bernie is responsible for the monitoring and management of MCN’s regulatory compliance within an ISO-certified environment, adherence to MCN quality standards for all technical client deliverables, and driving continuous improvement activities across the organisation. Bernie has extensive experience implementing Lean Manufacturing methodologies to increase operational efficiencies and reduce costs.
Prior to joining the MCN, Bernie spent 17 years with the semiconductor fabrication industry, working in process engineering and manufacturing with Intel Corporation. His vast expertise includes nanotechnology process development, process characterisation, technology and equipment start-ups, manufacturing operations, cost reduction, quality control, and employee management and training.
Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Bernie enjoys exploring the unique sites of Australia with his family. He’s a self-confessed sports junky and has even learned to appreciate AFL, earning his keep in the office footy tipping competition.