MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center


Shawn Furman


Shawn, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Strategy Manager, mentors MRC manufacturers to lead and guide them 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 is a natural to lead MRC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Services. His experience and knowledge of automation and control systems is a perfect match for MRC manufacturing clients. Shawn is here to help make your facility operate at high performance.

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. 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 and to discuss Process Improvements, Advanced Manufacturing Technology resources and Implementations, please call Shawn at (610) 737-2529 or email him at

Shawn Furman - Advanced Manufacturing Technology Strategy Manager - MRC