Surface Combustion

Surface Combustion, Inc. Announces William J. Bernard, III Appointed As President

SC_100Maumee, Ohio – October 8, 2015 – Surface Combustion, Inc., a leading manufacturer of thermal processing equipment, is pleased to announce that William J. Bernard, III (B.J.) has been appointed President of Surface Combustion, Inc., effective October 1, 2015.

Prior to his new role, Mr. Bernard has held a series of leadership positions both within Surface and the industry, most recently as Director of Technical Services and Research and Development for the company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree in material science and engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI).  He is also the current President of the Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA).

“B.J. has been deeply involved in company operations for many years and brings a wealth of knowledge in the thermal processing and material science industries to the position,” said Chairman & CEO William J. Bernard, Jr. “His appointment was the result of a well thought out succession plan initiated over the last couple of years, in concert with our Board of Directors. With B.J.’s combination of proven leadership and technical skills, he is clearly the right person to lead our team and continue Surface’s mission to build value for our expanding global customer base.”

“I am honored to assume the role of President of Surface Combustion and extremely excited to work with our outstanding leadership team to innovate new products, serve the changing needs of our customers and employees and successfully execute our global strategic plan,” said Surface President B.J. Bernard.

About Surface Combustion:

Surface Combustion, Inc. is a highly respected producer of thermal processing equipment, headquartered in Maumee, Ohio. Since its founding in 1915, Surface has continued to develop innovative heat treating solutions for a wide variety of industries.

Surface holds 75 trademarks, 675 patents and has installed 250,000+ thermal systems throughout its history. For more information, please visit or contact