George Rose

Company: AFL

Title: Division Director and General Manager

Profession: Product Development: Test and Metrology Equipment

Mentor History: KEO Homemade Ice Cream , Tomo360

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Industry experience

  • Consulting
  • Consumer Goods
  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Semiconductors, Service Industry (specialty trades)

Specialization / Skills Inventory

  • Bootstrapping
  • Coaching/Advising/Problem Solving
  • Finances / Accounting
  • HR / Team / Founder Issues
  • Marketing & PR
  • Operations
  • Product Design
  • Product Development
  • Sales - Channels / Partnerships
  • Manufacturing / Supply Chain
  • Sales - Enterprise
  • Strategy


George Rose is a results producing technical General Manager with strong business acumen and 19 years of semiconductor and telecommunications test equipment industry experience encompassing the following functions: P&L management of $100M+ businesses; hardware and software product development (RPD); global product marketing and business development; operations and quality validation (TQM, six-sigma, SPC, DOE); development of strategic product investment portfolios; entrepreneurial start-up experience and consulting. MBA and BSEE George worked for 16 years at Teradyne, a semiconductor test equipment manufacturer in capacities of engineering, product management and business unit management. For the last 3 years George is acting Director and General Manager of AFL's Noyes Test and Inspection Division, which designs equipment for fiber optic test. Offices are located in Lowell, Ma and Belmont NH. George has international team management experience across Asia, Europe, and the U.S. as well as experience managing businesses with annual revenues exceeding $250M and annual budgets of $15M+. George was born in Lowell, MA, grew up in Georgetown, MA, graduated high school from Brooks School in North Andover, and completed his B.S.E.E and M.B.A at Boston University. He now lives with his wife and two daughters in Andover, MA. George is into fitness and has participated in 8 triathlons in the last several years.