Geoff Foster Co-author – The Passions of Our Culture Geoff Foster earned a BS (’90) & MS (’96) in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Applied Engineering Technology from North Carolina A & T State University. He was employed as an Engineer with AMP Inc. & Tyco Electronics in roles of Quality Engineering, Product Engineering, Product Manager and Global Product Management. He was awarded US Patent 6,024,591 for a Sealed Electric Connector for Ford Motor Company. Ford Motor Company has used over 31 million of these parts on the Ford, Lincoln, Jaguar and Mercury models. Mr. Foster went on to complete his MBA at Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Business in May 2001. After obtaining his MBA, he worked in Durham, NC with Corning Life Sciences (formerly Becton Dickinson), where he held the position of Operations Manager in the Tissue Culture Department and was responsible for an $80 million product line and 125 employees. In 2006, Mr. Foster founded Core Technology Molding Corporation where he is the Chief Executive Officer and President. Core Technology, based in Greensboro, NC, is an injection molding solutions provider who is ISO 9001:2015 certified and compete in the Medical Device, Automotive, Biological Pharmaceutical, Consumer Goods, Appliance, Heavy Truck, Aerospace and Outdoor Lawn Equipment markets. Core Technology has quickly grown and has multinational clients such as BMW Manufacturing LLC, Parker Hannifin, Whirlpool, Husqvarna, Newell Rubbermaid, HAECO Americas and Consolidated Metco (Volvo/Mack, Freightliner, Peterbilt and Navistar) to name a few. Core Technology is working with Merck with their certified ISO 7 Class 10,000 and ISO 6 Class 1,000 Clean Room for the Chicken Pox and Shingles virus. In August 2018, Core Technology will moved into a new state-of-the-art facility that is LEED certified to accommodate the growth of the company and obtained IATF:16949 and ISO 14001 certifications. In 2015, Mr. Foster was named the Minority Small Businessman of the Year by the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. Core Technology was named the Minority Supplier of the Year Class I-2009 and Class II-2015 by the Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. In 2017, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper presented Core Technology the award for Innovation. Guilford County Schools named Core Technology Molding their STEM partner for advanced manufacturing as they provide open house events and allow students and their parents to attend plant tours and meet employees. In 2020, Foster was named the Greensboro Entrepreneur of the Year in Greensboro. Mr. Foster is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Applied Engineering Technology where he has been teaching for 14 years. He is the faculty advisor for the Society of Plastics Engineers at N C A&T. In 2016, he was invited by Chancellor Harold Martin to join the Board of Visitors at North Carolina A&T State University. Foster sits on the Advisory Board for 1st Citizens Bank and most recently the Board of Directors for Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. Foster was named the Distinguished Alumni from the College of Science and Technology in 2017 at NCAT and the Fall Convocation keynote speaker in 2018. Mr. Foster has been married for 28 years to his wife, Tonya who is his business partner and Vice-President of Core Technology. They have two children and their daughter graduated from Clemson University and their son is playing baseball at North Carolina A & T State University (Junior).