Gerard Furbershaw, IDSA | Lunar
As COO, Gerard is responsible for overseeing LUNAR’s operations. With more than two decades of design experience, he has received recognition in annual design competitions sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America, ID Magazine, MDEA, the Chicago Athenaeum Museum, Appliance Manufacturer Magazine, as well as in numerous product design books.
Gerard has contributed articles to IDSA’s Innovation Magazine, Machine Design, DesignBiz, Plastics Design Forum and the Society of Plastics Engineers’ PD3-Challenging the Status Quo in Design. He has also been a speaker for the Industrial Designers Society of America, Society of Plastics Engineers, Design and Engineering Show, Art Center College of Design, Pratt Institute, San Jose State University and the Association of Professional Design Firms.
He has served as President and Chairman of the Board of the Association of Professional Design Firms, Chairman of the San Francisco chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America, and is a Trustee of the Design Foundation. Gerard holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree in industrial design from San Jose State University. Gerard gets his kicks from hitting the trails, whether it is for some cross country skiing or a long run.