EMC Lab Manager
Forrest has been in this business for over 40 years—a testament not only to his dedication to this job, but to the industry as a whole. He got his big break with NCR in the 1970s, when he helped lay the groundwork for ESD testing against electronic cash registers. Long before any regulations existed, he was part of a pioneering task force that locked themselves in a temperature-controlled room and began shuffling around nylon carpets to create static electricity and figure out this new-fangled electrical problem.
His efforts helped him advance from being NCR’s first electrical designer to winning numerous awards in the EMC testing field as a compliance engineer and EMC manager. Initially a Technical Advisor for ACS, Forrest eventually signed on full-time as EMC Lab Manager to explore opportunities at a smaller, more intimate lab. He now proudly manages a team of six engineers and runs his department up to 21 hours a day as head of ACS-Buford’s EMC Department.
Managing others has left Forrest itching to create elsewhere, which is why you can find him fulfilling that insatiable drive to create by woodworking on weekends, or dirtying up his hands with his wife in their verdant garden.