Rocky Bernardes has been in the foundry business for most of his working life, starting off as a furnace operator in 1988 with Metallurgical Processors. He moved through the various production departments before joining Rely Precision Castings in 1994. It was not long before he got the urge to move into sales, which he did do in 1996, and has remained in the sales and marketing field since then except that he now has his own manufacturing company. It was always my dream to open up my own foundry and after the research showed that there was the need I decided to go for it. Starting your own business is exciting but it can also be tricky because of the unknown. However if you are focussed and just get on with it you can be successful.