Bob Treiber has been president of Boston Engineering since co-founding the company in 1995. Bob maintains an active role in the technical aspects of all electrical engineering and control engineering projects at the company. Bob's leadership and visionary-thinking helps ensure that a systems approach to engineering underlies all development projects and moves the company forward.
His vast experience in embedded controls and product development spans microcontroller and DSP circuit design to industrial embedded computer system design. He has designed, developed and managed successful circuit design projects, custom robotic projects and entire electro-mechanical automated machinery development projects for clients and multi-national corporations. His past professional experience includes working for Herbst LaZar Bell, MPM Corporation, Foster-Miller, Inc, and Raytheon Company. Bob holds Bachelor and Master degrees in electrical engineering from Tufts University and an MBA from Babson College.
Mark Smithers is a founding member of Boston Engineering and heads the company's business development activities. He oversees general engineering operations support such as facilities, communications, productivity tools, development standards and CAD/CAE systems. Mark helps set the high company standards for creating complete product development solutions. With a strong focus on the development and manufacture of capital equipment and high precision robotic systems, Mark has in-depth knowledge of design technique, advanced design and engineering tools and manufacturing processes. His insights help ensure client expectations are realized throughout concept generation, design, engineering and business profitability.
His past experience includes serving as director of engineering for Herbst LaZar Bell, Inc, program manager for MPM Corporation, project design engineer for Foster-Miller, Inc, and design engineer for Daymarc Corporation. He has a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Northeastern University of Boston. He is a member and former chairman for the New England SEMI Group.
Director of IT
Shawn Lothrop oversees the IT Services group at Boston Engineering and has been with the company since 1998. During this time, Shawn has engineered and implemented the internal information systems responsible for the seamless and efficient communications amongst the Boston Engineering team and its clients. In addition, he has demonstrated the ability to manage IT service projects for a variety of clients. He specializes in combining open source with proprietary applications to design customized IT systems to meet client demands. Shawn is well versed in the newest information technology trends and open source applications.
He and his IT team are continuously providing Boston Engineering and its clients with cost-efficient solutions. Shawn graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Tufts University.
Vice President of Engineering
Frank Silveira oversees the development of mechanical engineering resources at Boston Engineering. With a keen eye for innovation, Frank also provides technical support to all projects to help ensure engineering excellence and quality. Frank's strengths include precision design and development of high reliability systems. Throughout his career, he has a demonstrated successful track record of bringing low and high volume projects from concept to manufacturing.
Frank has many years of engineering experience working with various divisions of Polaroid, including Graphics Imaging, Medical Imaging Systems and Industrial Products. He has bachelor's degrees in both mechanical and electrical engineering. A gifted innovator, he holds six U.S. patents and eight foreign patents related to media handling/transport and media processing systems.
Director, Electrical and Software Engineering
Guy Fichera oversees the electrical and software engineering group at Boston Engineering and provides technical support to all projects to help ensure engineering excellence and quality. Guy is responsible for the electrical design of custom engineering solutions that Boston Engineering provides. His career has been focused on custom circuit design involving analog and digital circuitry. Guy has an in-depth knowledge of power supply design, temperature and motor control design, as well as FPGA and CPLD design. He is skilled in developing innovative, economical design solutions that meet or exceed the customer's needs.
As a member of the Boston Engineering team, Guy has led the design, development and integration of proprietary embedded controller designs utilizing DSP's, FPGA's, microcontrollers and microprocessors. His previous work experience included hardware design for Sanders, a Lockheed Martin Co. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Director, Advanced Systems Group
Michael Rufo is a Principal Engineer and the Founder of the Advanced Systems Group (ASG) within Boston Engineering. His efforts involve developing and overseeing government and commercial R&D programs relating to mobility and unmanned systems, robotics, enabling technologies, military equipment and other applications. Tactical innovations developed by Michael and the ASG are providing capability for some of the most challenging missions. These systems have been featured in various publications, documentaries, and in successful field demonstrations for a variety of customers.
Director, MedTech Group
Jeff Karg has broad experience in medical devices, instrumentation, consumer products, and diagnostic equipment. He has developed many technologies and products resulting in significant IP for clients, yielding 17 patents with 5 pending. In addition to overseeing high technology medical device projects, he is responsible for the continuing growth of the MedTech Group, ensuring the delivery of world-class results and services.