Mr. Carlberg has over 35 years of experience in operations management in the electronics, telecommunications and defense industries. This includes more than 20 years of executive leadership with profit/loss responsibility for leading high-technology commercial and defense firms. His areas of expertise include directing all lean manufacturing aspects of product development, production, supply chain management, sales and service. He is president and chairman of the board of M2 Global Inc., a general partnership that owns and operates M2 Global Technology Ltd. The company provides high-performance microwave components and value-added aerospace contract manufacturing services.
Previously Mr. Carlberg served as senior vice president of worldwide operations of Harris Corporation’s Microwave Communications Division, which produces a broad range of microwave radios and microwave components for world markets. During his tenure at Harris, he contributed significantly to the Microwave Communications Division moving from a potentially “going out of business” posture to a #1 position in US markets and a #4 position in world markets. Under Mr. Carlberg’s leadership, the division’s San Antonio operation earned numerous awards and recognitions including the 1996 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing, the 1996 Texas Business of the Year Award, the Organizational Excellence Award by the Association for Quality and Participation, and Clemson University’s 21st Century Organizational Excellence Premier Award. In both 1996 and 1998, the San Antonio operation was selected by Industry Week as one of the Top 25 Best Plants in North America. M2 Global received the U.S. Air Force 2005 Teaming to Succeed Award, the 2007 Association for Manufacturing Excellence Manufacturing Excellence Award, the 2011 SBA Small Business Subcontractor of the Year and the Texas Manufacturing Star Award in 2012.
He graduated from the Arizona Executive Program at the University of Arizona and the Defense Systems Management College in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Arizona and an associate's degree in aerospace engineering from Wentworth Institute in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mr. Carlberg serves on the executive advisory board for the Shingo Institute which is the home of the Shingo Prize, the world’s highest standard for operational excellence. He also serves on the board of directors for the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, an international nonprofit educational and benchmarking organization.