Terry G Lorber II

Director of Software, Product & Business Development

tgl@rideside.net
+1-781-632-0733

Profile

Ready to apply my 20 years engineering experience and 4 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.

Keywords

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

Experience

Jun14-Present DENTSPLY Implants, Waltham, MA

Managed interdisciplinary team of five (5) direct reports. Worked across boundaries with colleagues in Marketing & Communications, Operations, and Customer Service departments. Team 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 documentation, 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.

Aug11-May14 DENTSPLY Implants, Waltham, MA

Completed collaboration agreement between business partner and DENTSPLY Implants to enable sharing of product information.

On-boarded three (3) new hires.

Negotiated and completed 2nd collaboration agreement between business partner and DENTSPLY Implants to enable sharing of case information, including scan data, from partner's software to DENTSPLY Implants' design & manufacturing centers.

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

Developed and launched solutions to integrate 3D scanning by customers, transferring to online order entry. Enabling >50% of business to arrive in digital form.

Led planning, development, and first market test of integration with intra-oral scanning systems. Potential to design & manufacture CAD/CAM custom dental implant abutments with no physical models.

Launched 1st all digital ATLANTIS product, the ATLANTIS™ Abutment Core File. This downloadable offering allows dental labs to make use of their CAD/CAM tools before receipt of the physical abutment. Product delivered to the customer automatically, with no labor component, boosting Gross Margin.

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

Continued role as mentor to software team, resource for architecture and implementation decisions.

Oct07-Aug11 Astra Tech, Waltham, MA (DENTSPLY International Inc. acquired Astra Tech AB)

In first year as manager, hired 2 Sr. Engineers, successfully integrating into the existing team, doubling it's size. Launched the 2nd ATLANTIS Lab-based scanning platform. Converting an additional 10% of the business to all-digital 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, re-using 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 (Astra Tech AB acquired Atlantis Components, Inc.)

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.

Created software systems that are still in use, to enable and support global sales exceeding $50 million/year.

Specified, designed, and implemented the ATLANTIS VAD™ software suite, which has enabled daily global production capacity to increase from 1/day to 1,000/day.

Specified, designed, and implemented ATLANTIS™ WebOrder, using the Ruby on Rails framework. Reduced order entry time by 25%, reduced data entry error. When used with remote scanning support, transferred data acquisition responsibility to the customer, saving labor costs.

Specified, designed, and implemented Solon, the scanner interface application, decreased time to scan customer orders by 20%.

Implemented build and release system using BASH, CMake, and NSIS.

Gathered requirements for applications to support data archival and replication.

Designed and implemented applications to automate use of CAD models for designing dental implant abutments.

Implemented feature detection algorithms for determining implant replica placement within study model scan data.

Installed and maintained development tools: Subversion, Bugzilla, and Drupal.

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.

Education

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

Honors & Interests