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Shawn Furman, New AMT Strategy Manager at MRC


MRC Announces AMT Manager
Shawn Furman, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Strategy Manager

Engineering professional with the right combination of
experience in leading automation and system integration

For Immediate Release
October 2022

Manufacturers Resource Center
7200A Windsor Drive | Allentown, PA  18106

Allentown, PA – The Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC) announced today the addition of Shawn Furman of Fogelsville, PA to the staff of MRC.  Shawn joins MRC as Advanced Manufacturing Technology Strategy Manager to lead and guide manufacturers in advanced technologies that enhance quality, boost productivity, encourage innovation, and reduce production time. Today that also includes digital transformation, automation and robotics, and IT integration that enables innovation and smart manufacturing, driving extraordinary outcomes for customers.

Shawn Furman photo smiling in a light colored shirt

“Shawn demonstrates a 20-year proven, well rounded background in leading process improvements at industry icons directing or managing teams in Electrical Engineering, Automation Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, or combinations of both,” says Rich Hobbs, President, and CEO at MRC. “Shawn also has the experience and talent small and mid-sized manufacturers need to help them implement their technology roadmap and guide them through the implementation of transformative technologies that are critical to compete and drive their companies into the future.

Prior to joining MRC, Shawn held positions of leadership at Boston Beer as Manager, Electrical and Automation Engineering, and Senior Automation Engineer. At Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Shawn held positions as Director, Maintenance & Engineering, and Maintenance Manager. Earlier in his career, he held engineering positions at The Hershey Company. Shawn attended Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, and earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Manufacturers who want to learn more about MRC’s AMT services are invited to contact Shawn at MRC, (610) 737-2529 or

MRC is a non-profit and helps drive regional economic development through services that help manufacturers compete and grow through technology acceleration and innovation, operational excellence, revenue growth, strategic finance, succession planning and executive leadership. MRC is partially funded by NIST MEP and PA DCED. We are an affiliate of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and one of seven Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Centers (IRCs) that serve manufacturers. MRC is also a member of the Lehigh Valley Partnership for Regional Economic Performance (PREP), a consortia of economic development service providers governed by the PA Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED). For more information about MRC and its services, please visit:

Contact Information :
Patricia Felise | Media Relations
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