Princeton University

School of Engineering & Applied Science

John Fahrbach
Graduate Student
Graduation Year: 
1972
Thesis Title: 
Maximin Sonar Design
Advisor: 
Stuart Schwartz and John Thomas
Current Employer: 
Principal Silver Streak Partners LLC

John is with Principal Silver Streak Partners LLC (a consulting firm) and teaches classes in the Engineering Management Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
When asked what he does, he often answers "A lot of people think product innovation is a black box. You hire engineers, pour in some money, there seems to be a lot of activity, and you hope some profitable products come out.
"I help company executives get inside the box, understand how it works, and make it faster and more dependable so their money goes toward getting results instead of fighting fires."
John has 35 years’ experience in product development at large and small companies in semiconductor, system, and software products. John has experience at all levels of product development, and in business management as product line director, VP of Marketing, and General Manager in companies providing Instrumentation systems, disc drives, analog/mixed signal semiconductors, and communications software.