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INTERVIEW MORGAN FANBERG, PRESIDENT, GLOSTEN “The focus on electric propulsion systems and propulsion systems integration has really taken on a life of its own.”

It’s Electric.

Left: The Gee’s Bend

Ferry. Right: The elec- tric passenger/vehicle ferry for Washington’s

Skagit County.

Photos: Glosten “When I started, a large portion of our work was focused on propulsion systems and propulsion systems integration has re- preliminary or contract level design packages or highly ana- ally taken on a life of its own.” lytical problem solving,” said Fanberg. “As we have grown in employees, we have also grown in technical capability. Our Consult and Deliver clients turn to us to solve more of their problems in more de- Part of the Glosten value proposition is the fact that it does tail, so we have adjusted to meet this demand.” not promote a common book of off-the-shelf solutions. While

Most recently that customer demand has been to supply it maintains a 61-year-old long and strong base of intelligence, electrical solutions to solve some of the pressing emission the ‘consultation’ gene is woven into its DNA.

and fuel-cost-saving demands. Historically, we all dabbled in “Glosten employees have an overwhelming desire to solve electrical engineering, but that world has completely changed, our client’s problems by engaging deeply with them,” ex- said Fanberg. “We have our own electrical engineering group plained Fanberg. “If we can develop a relationship with a cli- now with seven electrical engineers. The focus on electric ent that is based on trust and great work, job satisfaction is

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