Leadership Spotlight: Jeff Brassard

Jeff BrassardJeff Brassard is currently the General Manager of Palm Commodities International, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Umicore North America. Jeff has extensive experience in the surface finishing industry gained over 40-years working within the industry on a global scale, both as an electroplater and a supplier. He worked for a major proprietary chemical supplier for 23 years before joining Palm Commodities in 1997. Prior to this, he worked for a job shop in New England that offered a wide variety of plating and surface finishes, during which time Jeff served as their technical manager for a number of years. Jeff believes the industry is strengthened through education and communication and supports the industry by currently sitting on the NASF national board.

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The 2018 NASF/AESF Foundation Course Catalog is Here!

Download the catalog here with in-depth description of courses, pricing, and our 2018 training schedule.

The Four Training Platforms:

Home Study – The Home Study program is a wonderful way to take Foundation courses if you are unable to attend our In-Person training or wish to have time to study the materials before taking the optional exam. All courses are able to be taken as Home Study courses, can be started at any time and are completed at your own pace. Home Study courses are great for individuals who are self-starters and enjoy reading through course materials to complete a course.
Web-Based – Web-Based courses are a simple way to receive training without the travel. Web-Based courses are scheduled throughout the year and are hosted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between noon and 2pm ET online with a live instructor. Each session is recorded and available to review for 30-days after the original posting date. Web-Based courses are great for individuals who want live instructor interaction but need the flexibility of time.
In-Person – In-Person training is offered throughout the year in particular locations across the country. In-Person courses range between 2-4 days in length and are located no more than 10 – 15 minutes from the chosen city’s airport.
Custom – If you have a group of 10 or more employees you would like to train in a particular course at your facility, we can send an instructor to you. Mix and match modules from any courses we offer or host an entire course directly to your employees at a time decided upon by you. Custom Courses are a great option for companies who have a large number of employees they wish to train on a particular subject.
To learn more about NASF/AESF Foundation training contact: Matt Martz at mmartz@nasf.org

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