Bernard B. "Bernie" Hrul Joins the NOREC Automation Team

NOREC Automation




NOREC Automation is pleased to announce that Bernard B. "Bernie" Hrul has joined our team in the role of Senior Application Specialist, Burner Management Systems.  Bernie brings over 40 years of field-intensive application experience in burner management and balance-of-plant control systems for boilers, furnaces, ovens, kilns and other combustion process units.  His experience spans combustion process and related applications at hundreds of customer sites in multiple industries including pulp & paper, electric utility, food & beverage, chemical / petrochemical, glass and metals & mining.

Bernie has served as Secretary of the NFPA 85 Technical Committee on Multi-Burner Boilers for over 10 years, and has been a member of the committee for over 20 years.  He began his career at Fireye in 1966, where he worked in systems development and integration roles until the company was acquired by Allen-Bradley in the late 1980s.  Bernie played a major role in the establishment and successful growth of Rockwell Automation's Industrial Combustion & Power Generation business, holding a number of positions including Sr. Project Engineer and Project Manager, until retiring from Rockwell Automation in 2010.

Bernie will apply his 40+ years of flame safety application and systems integration experience to help our customers achieve their automation project and on-going operational goals.  He will be located in Rome, GA. 

Bernie may be contacted by e-mail at, or by office phone (440) 519-1200, or cell phone (440) 668-0675.