Jeffery Bernel

Senior Industry Affiliate

Jeff Bernel is a retired teaching professor with the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame and co-founder and director of Mendoza’s Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship.

He is the former chairman, CEO and president of American Rubber Products Corporation, a manufacturer and fabricator of engineered seals and gaskets for the international and North American automotive industry.

Jeff was the Chairman and CEO of UniTek Sealing Solutions, Inc, of La Porte, Indiana. The company was a manufacturer of high tech, thermoplastic and rubber multi-durometer cellular and dense extruded seals and gaskets for the North American automotive, RV, architectural, wastewater treatment and semi-truck industries.

He earned his MBA from the University of Notre Dame and attended the University of Buffalo. Jeff is a nuclear trained veteran of the US Navy Nuclear Submarine Service.