Leadership

 

Bernard Berlinger, Jr. – Founder, Board Member, retired CEO of ASI Drives

Mr. Berlinger founded ASI Technologies, Inc. in 1986 as its President, and became CEO in 2008 and retired as CEO in 2018.  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.

Mr. Berlinger joined the American Gear Manufacturers Association in 1962, and has served on the Administrative Division Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors of the Association.  He also served as Treasurer, Executive Vice President, and as President.  He served as a Board Member of the AGMA Foundation, the research and development arm of this international association of gear manufacturers, designers, and academicians. In addition, 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 Laboratories of Penn State University, does single client and consortium type research projects that support gear technology of the future.

Doug Fastuca – CEO

Mr. Fastuca joined ASI in December 2018.  He has held positions as CEO, COO and CFO of several international public and private businesses, including those in the corrosion prevention, cable assembly, metallurgical, and private equity sectors. Most recently he was COO, CFO and board member of Lynn Electronics.  He started his career at General Electric in finance and is currently a board member of AMP Electrical Distribution.  Mr. Fastuca is a graduate of Bucknell University and earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

John Cross – CTO & President (Interim Sales VP)

Mr. Cross has held positions as CTO, President, and VP of Engineering of ASI Technologies at ASI over the past 23 years.  In addition, he has recently been elected as Chairman of the AGMA, American Gear Manufacturers Association.  he began his career at Transicoil, Inc., a military and aerospace components company, in several Engineering roles to include Manager of Design Engineering. Mr. Cross is a graduate of Drexel University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Clay Lepley – Director of Supply Chain & Operations

Mr. Lepley has been with ASI for 20 years.  He has held positions in production control in private organizations solely in the Manufacturing sector.  In addition, Mr. Lepley currently serves in the US Air Force Reserve as a Unit First Sergeant and also served 12 years in the Marine Corps.  He started his career at Gross Givens Manufacturing with responsibilities in Production Control.  Mr. Lepley is a graduate of the Community College of the Air Force for Logistics and earned a BS from Rasmussen College in Business Administration.

Chris Brucker – Project Engineer

Mr. Brucker has been with ASI for 3 years. He has held positions in Engineering in private organizations concentrated in design and mechanical industries. Chris began has a wide background that includes robotics, automotive, defense, and consumer audio. Mr. Brucker is a graduate of Penn State with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Kevin Spurgeon – Quality Manager & Document Controller

Mr. Spurgeon has been with ASI for 1 year.  He held positions as VP of Services, Manager of Quality and Technical Services and Service/Manufacturing Engineer.  Most recently he was Vice President of Scientific Services at System One Services.  Mr. Spurgeon served in the Marine Corps for four years as an Avionics Technician.  He started his career as a Senior Field Service Engineer in the medical device industry.  Mr. Spurgeon is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology.

Jennifer Reedman – Controller & HR Manager

Ms. Reedman has been with ASI for the past 8 years. She held positions as Controller, Assistant Controller, and Manager of Accounting at public and private organizations primarily in the manufacturing sector to include optical inspection systems, batteries, and gear drive systems.  Most recently she was acting Controller of the Safeguard and Rapid Forms Division at Deluxe, Inc.  She started her career at Control Automation, Inc./Teradyne, Inc. in Cost Accounting and was promoted to Controller.  Ms. Reedman is a graduate of Elizabethtown College and earned an MBA from LaSalle University.

Doug Strong – Director of AGV Sales

Mr. Strong joined ASI in June 2019.  Previously, he held positions as Regional Sales Manager, Product Specialist, Major Account Manager and Service Manager.  Most recently he was Regional Sales Manager at Ilapak Inc part of the IMA Group with headquarters in Italy.  Having spent over 30 years in the packaging industry he is experienced in systems integration, product handling, system controls, product identification, cartoning and case packing.  Mr. Strong is a Veteran of the USAF where he specialized in flight control systems and avionics.