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Engineering Manager

Lancaster, PA
March 15, 2017

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Steven Forberger

**** ****** ****** 717-***-****

Lancaster,PA 17601

Engineering Professional

Engineering Professional with extensive experience with global consumer,medical, and military products. Design and process experience includes product and equipment design for coatings,molding,stamping,sealing,robotics and other automation technologies.

Quality experience combines management oversight and CAPA for multiple industries


(3) U.S. Patents thru RCA,including Best Patent Of The Year for static control

Designed worlds first mirrorized molded motorcycle helmet visor for Shoei

Designed,managed, and installed $500k DI water cleaning system,still in use 20 years later

As purchasing manager increased profit margin by 10 %,after first year

Led multiple cost saving initiatives at Thermo Fisher,and MXL

Managed team development of solar manufacturing technology at Komax

Professional Experience

ThermoFisher Scientific, Millersburg,PA 2009-2017

$20B global manufacturer of medical support systems and equipment

Manufacturing Systems Engineer ISO 13485

* Design and manage the construction and installation of custom equipment

for film web conversion

* Devise new processes for new products as required for production

within cGMP utilizing LEAN principles

* Train production personnel on all new processes and equipment

* Responsible for Continuous Improvement of equipment and processes

* Devise and perform FAT,OQ,PQ for new equipment

* Integral member of CAPA teams

* Devised and implemented cost saving initiatives relative to equipment and processes

Komax Systems, York,PA Solar panel equip.manufacturer 2008- 2009

Senior Design Engineer

* Designed and prototyped novel automated equipment to assemble solar

panels using Solidworks

(Incorporating robotics,pneumatics,and optical sensing,and conveying)

* Developed novel robotic end effectors for automated assy.of solar panels

* Several designs will have patents applied for

* Lead designer for $27 million plant contract

MXL Industries, Inc. Lancaster,PA (Optical Injection Molding and Coating)

Purchasing Mgr. & Principal Engr. 1995-2007

* Designed new products per customer requirements

*Responsible for 3 locations,including security and utilities

*Responsible for all plant & equipment engineering & purchasing

and all new processes

(Lancaster & Illinois facilities.) Daily utilized MRP

*Supervised (2)buyers in IL.& MA facilities

Engineering Manager 1988-1995

*Developed new products per international customers requests

(e.g. designed the mirrorized motorcycle shield for Shoei helmets

currently still in production and distributed worldwide)

*Managed production of military aircraft pilot visors for NATO,and U.S.

*Oversight of all engineering,Q.C.,R & D,and maintenance dept.

*Designed custom equipment for thermal cured,and UV cured coatings

RCA Corporation, Lancaster,PA 1978- 1987

Multi-billion global manufacturer of consumer entertainment systems

Senior Equipment Designer(Product and Process Engineering )

*Initiated and lead R & D projects thru completion, working with precision

components in metal and glass in electron gun development

*Developed and patented anti-static picture tube

*Designed & supervised construction & installation of automatic

equipment to manufacture electron guns & color picture tubes

* Processes include: laser,TIG,ultrasonic,and resistance welding

of stainless steel assembly processes with heat and flames

* Devised and implemented multiple cost saving initiatives


Penn State University

Associate Degree –Mechanical Engineering Technology

Certificate-Management Series( Penn State)

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

Solidworks (9 years),Autocad

Windows: Word & Excel

Patents Awarded

U.S. patent for pad printing electron gun components

U.S. patent for automated packaging machine

U.S. and International patent for anti-static coating of color picture tubes

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