Saying goodbye to Rod Mayes at Haverhill

Posted on December 06, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Bernhard have a very dedicated team of staff, many who have been with the company for decades, so it was something of a landmark to say goodbye to Rod Mayes, Works Director at the Haverhill factory this summer.

Rod joined the company 48 years ago as an apprentice and worked his way up the ladder.

“This was the only engineering business in town when I joined, and they took on a number of apprentices and gave them a really good training. Three of my colleagues who joined around the same time are still working with us today.”

Rod will be sorely missed by everyone at the company, and the staff at Haverhill came together for a goodbye celebration, and presentation of a gold watch.

Stephen Bernhard, Company Chairman said, “Rod has been part of the company’s history. He is not only a loyal and committed colleague, but a good friend and we will miss him greatly.”

Rod and his wife love travelling and social history, and will be spending more time enjoying their children and grandchildren.