By Peter Chawaga
As the president of Amteck, a national turn-key provider of electrical and technology solutions with a focus on design-build construction, technologies, life safety and service work, Corey Bard takes a hands-on approach to setting an example for his colleagues.
"My leadership style is that of a doer, with a focus on operational excellence," Bard said. "I strive to encourage and influence others to perform better today than yesterday. As a leader at Amteck, it is my job to build trust with our employees and clients, that we have their best interests in mind and that Amteck will always do whatever it takes to get the job done."
With a 17-year career at the company, Bard has also been instrumental in Amteck's embrace of its community partners over that period. Many employees support the Lexington Leadership Foundation programs of the Fatherhood Initiative, and the Amachi Program, which mentors children with incarcerated parents. And Amteck has long been a close partner with other local businesses as well.
"Amteck has benefitted tremendously by partnering with local businesses," Bard said. "From building relationships with local partners and general contractors to securing work, engaging with local high school and trade schools to provide craft labor training and recruiting, to the procurement of electrical construction material with local vendors; all have played a significant role in Amteck's growth and success."
Corey is the son of Bruce and Barbara Bard of Wickliffe. He is a graduate of Ballard Memorial High. He earned his CPA degree from the University of Kentucky.
Editor's note: Used by permission of TOPS Magazine of Lexington, KY and Amteck. Published in TOPS Magazine featuring "Meet the Presidents." Photo taken by Keni Parks. Written by Peter Chawaga.