Terry G Lorber

Director of Software, Product & Business Development



Ready to apply my 20 years engineering experience and 5 years management experience to leading a diverse engineering team. Experienced in developing software to enable highly automated workflows for the manufacture of custom prosthetic devices. I enjoy tackling problems and finding answers, especially if the answer requires learning new tools or methods.


Brooks' The Mythical Man-Month, DeMarco & Lister's Peopleware, GoF's Design Patterns, Booch's UML, Fowler's Continuous Integration, Spolsky's Joel on Software, Jeff Atwood's Coding Horror, Beck's XP, Edward Tufte, KanBan, Kaizen, Agile, C/C++, Ruby, SQL, Java, Javascript, Python, PHP, BASH, LOGO, Windows, Mac OS, 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


Aug11-Present DENTSPLY Implants, Waltham, MA

Managed interdisciplinary team of five (5) direct reports. Collaborated with colleagues from Marketing & Communications, Operations, QA/RA, Customer Service, and Sales organizations. Responsible for defining and delivering software-based products to support and expand upon DENTSPLY Implant’s CAD/CAM restorative solutions. Responsible for assembling cross-functional teams, planning, and scheduling projects. Project work required defining use cases, specifications, and interface requirements for both internal software developers and external business partners. Project hand-off to Marketing for commercialization including end-user, support, and training materials. Responsible for budgeting, with ~$200,000 of discretionary and capital expenditures per year. Reported to VP of Development.

Completed final phases of project to connect business partner's data acquisition network with DENTSPLY Implants' centralized design & manufacturing facilities. Managed relationship with business partner, managed cross-functional team that implemented the project, negotiated with other functions for resources. Project completion resulted in Marketing Launch at the year's premier implantology forum & trade show.

On-boarded three (3) new hires.

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.

Achieved goal of delivering projects that resulted in >50% of business via web-based order entry.

Achieved goal of integration with intraoral scanning systems.

Achieved goal of launching company's first digital product.

Involved in business development, interfacing with outside partners to define shared goals and objectives. Executed business agreements.

Continued role as mentor to software team, as architecture owner of the web-based order entry platform.

Oct07-Aug11 Astra Tech, Inc., Waltham, MA

On boarded two (2) new hires.

Achieved goal of delivering project to convert 10% of business to web-based order entry.

Leader on development team of 12 software engineers. Focused on mentoring teammates on best practices, particularly within the Ruby on Rails web application framework. Interfaced with all aspects of a global organization to determine software requirements. Continued development on 3 enterprise software applications that incorporated parameterized geometric models and expert systems to aid in the manufacture of abutments for dental implants. Installed and maintained tools for software development: source control, bug database, continuous integration dashboard, release website, and web log. Gathered requirements, documented design, implemented code, released software, tracked bugs, and patched software. Lead developer on integration efforts.

Supported transfer of technology to second source in Mölndal, Sweden.

Integrated existing proprietary CAD system with new ERP system, leveraging library developed using the Data Access Object pattern.

Lead developer for the 1st ATLANTIS Lab-based scanning platform. Converting 15% of the business to all-digital order entry, reducing Cost-of-Goods sold.

Aug00-Oct07 Atlantis Components, Inc., Cambridge, MA

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. Quickly learned software development best practices as sole developer on staff. As the team grew, worked as a mentor to other members.

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

Jun96–Sep99 Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership, Bristol, NH - Product Engineer

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.


DENTSPLY International Leadership Series - Frankfurt DEU

Advanced Management Practices May 2014

Boston University, Metropolitan College – Boston, MA

M.S. in Computer Science Sep 2013

Undergraduate Certificate in Software Development May 2010

University of Michigan, College of Engineering – Ann Arbor, MI

B.S.E. (Mechanical Engineering) May 1996

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