President & Founder
Mike Formica is the Founder and President of 3Rivers 3D, a leading manufacturer of 3D laser scanners. A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Formica has successfully founded and exited multiple companies. Mr. Formica has developed products for 25 years across a variety of industries including: high speed semiconductor inspection, machine vision guided robotic assembly systems, and one of the world’s first commercially available lane departure warning systems. Under Mr. Formica’s guidance, and with a firm belief in the value of in-house manufacturing, 3Rivers 3D now produces thousands of 3D scanners annually all from within their Pittsburgh-based manufacturing facility. Mr. Formica has been recognized for his contribution to the entrepreneurial and manufacturing communities and has won several awards including: Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, Business Times Manufacturer of the Year, Governor’s Impact Award, and a Carnegie Science Entrepreneur Award. An engineering graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, and former US Navy Nuclear Power Officer, Mr. Formica is a frequent speaker on the strategic value and strength of in-house manufacturing and mentors technology-based startups.