Harry Shimp, Chief Executive Officer


Chief Executive Officer

Harry has been a part of the RMB team as both an investor and on the Board of Directors since 2011. He has had P&L responsibility for seventeen different manufacturing businesses in the fields of precision equipment, photovoltaics, engineered materials, optics and aerospace components. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and Master’s degrees in Engineering and Industrial Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University as well as five U.S. patents. Previously, he served as a regular commissioned officer with United States Marine Corps.

Harry Shimp, Chief Executive Officer


Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Tim Burmood joined RMB in 2022 as vice president of sales and marketing. He oversees all inside sales and value streams within the company as well as project and business development managers. With over 25 years of experience in the aerospace market, Tim knows all the aerospace OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. He also has over 15 years of experience negotiating aerospace contracts. Tim is a member of SAE International (the organization that writes all the technical standards for aerospace) and has co-authored a technical standard for linear variable differential transducers. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business and his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Arizona State University.

Harry Shimp, Chief Executive Officer


Chief Operations Officer

Ryan Lengerich rejoined RMB in 2023 after working with the company from 2016 to 2021. As chief operations officer, he is responsible for the day-to-day operations and the activities of the engineering, quality, and R&D teams. Ryan brings over a decade of experience in plastics manufacturing for highly regulated industries (e.g., aerospace, semiconductor, pharma, chemical processing, etc.). He has over 20 years of experience in product and process engineering with a strong background in lean manufacturing. Dedicated to supporting the community, Ryan has been a business representative for his local school district to promote vocational training programs. He has also advised numerous college engineering programs on co-op and internship programs. Ryan holds a Six Sigma Green Belt and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering technology from Purdue University.

Kira Kaleps, Business Development


Business Development

Kira joined RMB in 2019 with over 26 years of experience in manufacturing polymer-based industrial piping and process equipment for corrosion applications. She currently manages business development activities for corrosion protection. She holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and attended the Harvard Business School Executive Education Program.

Chris Glock, VP of Program Management


Vice President of Program Management

Chris began his career with RMB Products in 1991 and has held a variety of manufacturing and commercial roles within the company. His current responsibilities are program and project management. Chris has deep expertise in engineering product applications, quality requirements, and program management.

Bill Blank, Quality Manager


Quality Manager

Bill Blank joined RMB in 2013. He is responsible to oversee the quality, systems, and compliance processes throughout the company. He has a depth of knowledge in the biopharma and pharmaceuticals industry, having previously worked for OSI Pharmaceuticals and Sandov Narvartis.

Martin Forbes, Engineering Manager


Engineering Manager

Martin joined RMB in 2013. He is responsible for managing the engineering team, and previously held the title of Senior Aerospace Product Design Engineer before taking this role with the company. Prior to working at RMB, he worked in the semiconductor and medical industries. Martin’s expertise is in plastics engineering and mechanical design. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Martin Forbes, Engineering Manager


R&D Materials Engineer

As the research and development materials engineer at RMB, Jarred Packard collaborates with the company’s sales and marketing teams to gain insights into customer needs. He joined the company in 2023 with a mission to innovate and discover new material solutions that meet customer requirements while ensuring seamless integration into RMB’s production process. With a background that spans various facets of the plastics industry, ranging from packaging to medical devices, Jarred enjoys experimenting, tinkering, and testing solutions. During his career, he’s worn multiple hats — from quality and regulatory roles to positions in process engineering and R&D. Jarred earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Trine University.

Martin Forbes, Engineering Manager


Director of Finance and Administration

Ashley Perez joined RMB in 2017 and worked with the company’s finance, human resources, IT, and purchasing teams. She left to work for a builder for two years but was still involved as a consultant. She returned to a full-time position at RMB in October 2023. As the company’s director of finance and administration, Ashley handles all financials for the company and supports HR functions within her team. In addition to having her CPA license, Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance and a master’s degree in accounting. She has been involved in the review curriculum for the CPA exam and the local college’s accounting program. Ashley enjoys problem-solving, unraveling puzzles, and putting systems in place to operate with a lean team.