As Fortech co-founder and CEO, Calin is leading the company’s organizational and business development, successfully positioning Fortech as one of the most representative Romanian companies in IT outsourcing. Previously to founding Fortech, Calin worked in the field of software development, starting with the role of software developer up to technical manager and also activated as teaching assistant at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.

Calin holds a PhD in Computer Science and an Executive MBA from the Executive Academy of Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Mrs. Banabic graduated the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University in Cluj-Napoca in 1980 and started her career in the field of engineering.

She later on moved towards the corporate administration and financial management areas, where she is activating for more than 20 years now.

Professor Dorel Banabic is Fortech co-founder and company advisor in the areas of research and education. Renowned researcher in sheet metal forming, Professor Banabic developed some models to describe the anisotropic behavior of sheet metals used in the AutoForm commercial FE code (used by more than 95% of the automotive companies from around the world). He is Director of the Research Center on Sheet Metal Forming (CERTETA) from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca.

Professor Banabic holds a teaching position at the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and, between 2000-2005, held a half position at the Institute of Metal Forming Technology at Stuttgart University. He is Member of the Romanian Academy, the Romanian Academy for Technical Sciences and the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP). He is currently President of the European Scientific Association for Material Forming.