Bernard (Barney) E. Berlinger, Jr., CEO.
Mr. Berlinger obtained his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After completing active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, he was employed by Quaker City Gear Works, Inc. in 1961 as a Design Engineer. Quaker City was a 300-person manufacturer of precision gearing and electromechanical assemblies. He was promoted to General Manager in 1970 and President in 1978.
Mr. Berlinger founded ASI Technologies, Inc. in 1986 as its President, and became CEO in 2008. ASI has grown steadily in revenues and profits through the cost-effective design and manufacturing of increasingly sophisticated electromechanical systems, directed primarily to the medical mobility, material handling and floor care markets.
Since 1962, Mr. Berlinger has been a member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association, an international association of gear manufacturers, designers and academics. He served on the Management Seminar Planning Committee, chaired the Fine Pitch Gearing Committee, and has served on the Administrative Division Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Association. He was Treasurer in 1984, Executive Vice President in 1985 and President in 1986. He has served as a Board Member of the AGMA Foundation, the research and development arm.
Mr. Berlinger served on the Board of Trustees of the Gear Research Institute from 1997 to 1999 and served as its Board Chairman from 2000 to 2002. The GRI, located at the Applied Research Laboratory of Penn State University, does single client and consortium type research projects that support gear technology of the future.