Owe Forsberg


Contact Details

United States


Over 30 years of experiences as manager, engineer and consultant in manufacturing, operations, maintenance, and projects. Have proven analytical and problem solving skills with comprehensive experience in analyzing and streamlining business processes. Is responsible for product development at IDCON. 


2019 Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP)
2019 Certified Asset Management Assessor (CAMA)
2012 Certified SCOR-P Professional (Supply Chain Operations Reference model) by SCC (now APICS)
1989 Certification as Chief Engineer, by National Swedish Administration of Shipping and Navigation according to International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers.
1984 Certificate of Competency as Engineer Officer in Charge and Second Engineer Officer by National Swedish Administration of Shipping and Navigation according to International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers
1982 and 1984 Certification in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting in Accordance with International Maritime Organization (IMO)
1979 Certification as Mechanic on Motorships
1979 Certification as Mechanic on Steamships
1979 Certification in Ship Navigation
2005 – 2007 Operations Manager decreased off-spec in Recovery Department from 41% to 3%.
2001-2007 Operations Manager decreased off-spec in Granulation Department from 21% to 5%, Member of the global GMP team.
2000 Winner of the North America Maintenance Excellence Award (NAME), Maintenance Manager at the time and become NAME Board Member.
1998 3rd party Consultant to develop strategy and implementation tactics for spare parts and maintenance management system installation for the state-owned power company in Ecuador.
1991 Develop the first version of the “Preventive Maintenance/Essential Care and Condition Monitoring” published by IDCON Inc.


2019 Workshop Speaker at IMC 2019, Marco Island, FL
2019 Guest Speaker at NCSU Forest Biomaterials Department
2019 Track and Workshop Speaker at SMRP Conference in Louisville, KY
2018 Workshop Speaker at SMRP Conference, Orlando, FL
2017 Workshop Speaker at SMRP Conference, Kansas City, MO
2016 Workshop Speaker at SMRP Conference, Jacksonville FL
2001 Guest Speaker at the Results Oriented Reliability and Maintenance Conference, in Raleigh NC
2001 Guest Speaker at the Maintenance Excellence Round Table, Bandera TX, Invitation by USPS, Presented “The Learning Center”
2000 Guest Speaker at National Manufacturing Week, Chicago IL
2000 Guest Speaker at The Maintenance Conference, in New Orleans LA

Training and Courses

  • 2011 FSSC 22000 Overview Training, by SGS Canada, in Franklinton NC
  • 2011 SCOR (Supply Chain Operations Reference model) Training, by Supply Chain Council (SCC), in Washington DC
  • 2009 Novozymes Basic Line Communication Program, by Corporate Communication, in Franklinton NC
  • 2009 Understanding Contract Law, by SkillPath, in Raleigh NC
  • 2007 Category Management Training, by Future Purchasing UK, in Raleigh NC
  • 2005 Value Stream Mapping, by NCSU, Raleigh NC
  • 2004 Effective Executive Speaking, by AMA, in Washington DC
  • 2004 Water Treatment Safety, by Drew Industrial, in Raleigh NC
  • 2004 Water Softener Training, by Drew Industrial, in Raleigh NC
  • 2003 Certification of Completion for “Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management” by Supply Chain Online
  • 2003 Supply Chain Strategy and Management, by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
  • 2003 Supplier Diversity Training, by Novozymes/CMA Enterprise Inc, in Franklinton NC
  • 2002 Enzyme Business, Basics & Application, by Novozymes, in Franklinton NC
  • 2001 Principals of Size Enlargement, Agglomeration Rate Process, Size Enlargement Equipment and Practices by Dr. Ennis in Nashville TN
  • 2000 Business to Business Marketing by Copenhagen University Denmark, in Franklinton NC
  • 1999 Reducing Utility Cost, by Clemson University SC
  • 1998 Facilitator Training, by Novo Nordisk/Leadership & Innovation Associates Inc.  
  • 1998 Energy Savings in Air Compressor/Air Systems, by NCSU, in Raleigh NC
  • 1997 Improving Managerial Skills of the New or Prospective Manager, by AMA Washington DC
  • 1995 Safety on the Move Training Program, by Raymond Industrial Truck, Franklinton NC
  • 1994 ISO-9000 Quality Systems Auditing/Implementation Training, Excel Partnership, in Raleigh NC
  • 1994 Mechanical Seal Training, by Chesterton
  • 1993 Intermediate Vibration Analysis, by Predictive Maintenance Management Inc, in Sumter SC
  • 1993 Management Skills and Techniques for First Line Supervisor, by AMA, in Philadelphia PA
  • 1993 Zenger-Miller Front Line Leadership Training, by Vance Granville Communicate College, Henderson NC
  • 1993 Process Control Symposium, by Allen-Bradley, in Raleigh NC
  • 1992 International Management Training, by Novo Nordisk, in Sonoma Valley CA
  • 1992 Valve and Actuator Technology Seminar, by Valve Manufacturers Association of America, in Charlotte NC
  • 1992 Reliability Centered Maintenance, by Strategic Technologies Inc, Chicago IL
  • 1992 Laser Alignment Seminar, by Predictive Maintenance Associates, in Raleigh NC
  • 1992 Medium & High-Pressure Steam System Design & Application, by James M Pleasant Co Inc, in Raleigh NC
  • 1992 Vibration Analysis II, by NCSU, in Raleigh NC
  • 1992 Water Treatment Seminar, by Nalco Chemicals, Raleigh NC
  • 1991 Vibration Analysis Training, by VibrAlign Inc, in Richmond VA
  • 1989 Idhammar System (CMMS) Training, by Idhammar Software Trading AB, in Stockholm Sweden
  • 1987 Preventive Maintenance and Condition Monitoring Training, by Idhammar Konsult AB, in Stockholm Sweden
  • 1985 4 weeks of Training in Motor Controls, Generator Controls, Electrical Troubleshooting, Instrumentation Calibration, and PLC’s

Quality System Experience
Global Auditor of GMP compliance, practices and training, at Novozymes
ISO-9001 Certification
ISO-14001 Certification
FAMI-QS Certification
ISO-22000 Certification
FSSC-22000 Certification
Kosher and Halal Standards