University of Pittsburgh
March 20-21, 2017

OverviewKeynote Speaker

Our Leadership Council is an integral part of MForesight’s mission as they provide essential feedback and insight from the manufacturing community. At the first biannual meeting of 2017, we are looking forward to exploring how we can continue to improve and refine our process for evaluating potential gamechanging technologies. We also will address the best ways for MForesight to provide value to the manufacturing community through our interactions with agencies under the new administration.

We are excited to meet at the University of Pittsburgh where we will receive a tour of select engineering and manufacturing facilities. We will also be treated to a keynote by Mr. David L. Bonvenuto, President of Oberg Industries, who will give us insight into a manufacturing company responding to the changes and challenges associated with the industry. Finally, our Education and Workforce Development working group will share their latest findings and recommendations.

The Leadership Council is comprised of leaders representing multiple industry sectors, nonprofit entities, and universities with significant strengths in research and education related to manufacturing.

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David Bonvenuto is the President and CEO of Oberg Industries Inc. (“Oberg”), a precision metalworking contract manufacturer with manufacturing operations in Freeport, Pennsylvania and San Jose, Costa Rica. Oberg ( is a privately held corporation with over 750 employees and annual sales of $120 million with primary focus on the medical device, energy, aerospace, housing & construction, and metal packaging end markets. David has held previous executive management positions with Wabtec (NYSE: WAB); MotivePower Industries (“MPO”);; and the global accounting and consulting firm KPMG. David currently serves on the Board of Directors of Tri State Capital (NYSE: TSC) where he also serves on the Audit and Risk Committees, respectively. David is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Catalyst Connection, an economic development organization dedicated to helping manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania improve their competitive performance. He has served on a variety of other civic and not-for-profit boards over his career. David is a cum laude graduate of West Virginia University with a BS degree in Business Administration and resides in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania with his wife and two children.