Terry G Lorber

Software and Business Development





Experienced engineering manager eager to develop automation systems for the design & manufacture of patient-specific medical devices. I enjoy tackling problems and finding answers, especially if the problem requires learning new tools or methods.


Vice President of Software Engineering

Signature Orthodontics, Inc - Boston, MA | Aug 2017 - present

Created software development plan, defined software architecture, supported 510(k) submittal, prepared production systems for first sale.

Director, Global Digital Product Development

Dentsply Sirona Implants - Waltham, MA | Jun 2014 - Aug 2017

Defined software-based products to support and expand upon Dentsply Sirona Implants' Digital Solutions. Delivered projects to Marketing & Sales for commercialization with end-user documentation, training materials, and ongoing support. Project work required defining use cases, specifications, and interface requirements for both internal software developers and external business partners. Collaborated with colleagues across the organization: Marketing & Communications, Operations, QA/RA, Customer Service, and Sales organizations. Developed business cases and promoted R&D activities in line with business strategy. Planned, assembled cross-functional teams, and managed projects. Managed $200,000 of discretionary and capital expenditures per year. Reported to VP of Research & Development.

Authored strategy for connectivity to data acquisition devices and networks in the dental industry. Strategy adopted by $75M global business experiencing double-digit growth.

Manager, Global Digital Product Development

DENTSPLY Implants - Waltham, MA | Aug 2010 - May 2014

Negotiated and completed collaboration agreements between business partners and DENTSPLY Implants to enable sharing of case information, including scan data, from partner's software to DENTSPLY Implants' design & manufacturing centers.

Consulting Software Engineer

Astra Tech, Inc - Waltham, MA | Jan 2007 - Jul 2010

Senior Software Engineer

Atlantis Components, Inc - Cambridge, MA | Aug 2000 - Jan 2007

An early member of the engineering team, contributed immediately by delivering software tools to reduce labor in the scan & design steps of the Atlantis process. Acquired skills to implement software development best practices.

Developed applications to automate the design and manufacture of dental implant abutments.

Product Engineer

Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership - Bristol, NH | Jun 1996 - Sep 1999

Leader of a cross–functional team supporting custom designed oil seals for the Aerospace and Automotive industry. Managed product process from initial design and quoting to production launching and troubleshooting. Experienced in compression, transfer and injection molding processes. Created test plans for material & product development. Participated in Kaizen activity to implement lean manufacturing processes. Involved in implementation of quality systems to meet FAA and customer requirements.



Advanced Management Practices

DENTSPLY International Leadership Series - Frankfurt DEU | May 2014

M.S. in Computer Science

Boston University, Metropolitan College – Boston, MA | Sep 2013

Certificate in Software Development

Boston University, Metropolitan College – Boston, MA | May 2010

B.S.E. (Mechanical Engineering)

University of Michigan, College of Engineering – Ann Arbor, MI | May 1996


Brooks' The Mythical Man-Month, DeMarco & Lister's Peopleware, Gamma, Helm, Johnson, and Vlissides's Design Patterns, Booch's UML, Fowler's Continuous Integration, Spolsky's Joel on Software, Atwood's Coding Horror, Beck's XP, Tufte's Visual Display of Quantitative Information, KanBan, Kaizen, Agile, Ruby, Javascript, C/C++, SQL, Java, Python, PHP, BASH, LOGO, Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Ubuntu, RHEL, Emacs, Git, Subversion, Cygwin, CMake, Visual Studio, Eclipse, VTK, FLTK, KWWidgets, Win32 API, Unigraphics NX API, OpenGL, Ruby on Rails, Prototype, Script.aculo.us, Drupal, MFC, Unidraw, Heroku, AWS S3, Hadoop

Honors & Interests