Who We Are

Brian Foster, President of Foster Rush Brian Foster is the President and Principal Consultant of Foster Rush. Brian is an accomplished global business leader with over 25 years of involvement in ceramic, metal and glass technology for the electronics, nanotechnology and clean tech industries. During the course of his career he has accumulated a substantial amount of international management experience, spending a significant amount of his time in Asia and Europe. His expertise includes creating technology driven manufacturing and research and development organizations as well as extensive experience in all aspects of product line management including P&L responsibility.

Brian is an expert in engaging cutting-edge technologies to advance corporate-wide initiatives that expedite manufacturing processes to achieve aggressive revenue growth, cost-cutting objectives, and profitability margins for all phases of the business life cycle (start-up, expansion, contraction, turnaround, re-engineering). He is skilled in assessing company business position, equipping organizations with tools for turnaround and growth, and developing benchmarks to measure performance.

Prior to starting Foster Rush, Brian held key technical and management positions with Ferro Corporation,Vishay, Ceramics Process Systems and Unitrode Corporation. He has extensive hands-on experience in manufacturing process engineering, applications engineering, technical service, and product design and development.

Brian’s experience includes the integration of the technology organizations from multiple acquisitions while the Director of Technology for the Electronic Materials business unit at Ferro Corporation. The resultant global technology group was comprised of personnel and laboratories at ten locations in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Taiwan and China. In addition he served as Business Manager for the company’s Multilayer and Electronic Packaging Materials product line.

Brian is active in industry associations and university consortia and is a member of the IEEE, ACS and the Electronic Components Association. He has published and presented at forums across the globe and holds four U.S. patents.