Management Team

Our Leadership

Our philosophy is simple; employ strategic thinkers, active doers, and creative problem solvers.  The MPS team is an endless source of inspiration and innovation making a positive impact for our partners, customers, and our country.  Meet the people Leading the Charge.

Bill Silhan Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer

Bill Sihan is the founder, Chairman, and chief executive officer of Merlin Power Systems (MPS). Mr. Silhan has over 30 years experience at the executive level in the private sector, playing pivotal roles overseeing complex infrastructure and bringing emerging technological advancements to market for global civil and military organizations.

As president of Tactronics he quickly established the company as the world’s leading provider in ruggedized network centric warfare integrated solutions for airborne, maritime, and ground-mobility platforms. With its success, Tactronics was considered by global Special Forces as key problem-solvers in areas critical to mission success.

In 2006 Mr. Silhan founded and served as Chief Technology Officer for ArmorStruxx International and its wholly owned subsidiary NovaStruxx International. Delivering composite armor solutions to AM General , Navistar Defense , BAE Systems , Oshkosh Defense, and General Dynamics Land Systems and emerged as the leader in composite armor solutions.

Silhan has championed the science and technology of power-management distribution and generation to transform the industry. Under his leadership, he has decisively positioned MPS to gain significant market share within the next two years. Mr. Silhan currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Watt Fuel Cell Corp. as well as Chairman of MPS.


John Forsberg Executive Vice President, Combat Applications

John Forsberg is executive vice president, combat applications division, for Merlin Power Systems. He is responsible for strategic planning, manufacturing, product research and development with an emphasis in strategic partnering. As an experienced global manager within the Special Operations Command and civilian arenas, Forsberg’s focus and dedication supports Merlin’s pursuit in defining the future of power management.

As a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Mr. Forsberg brings a wealth of operational expertise from his various assignments within the Special Operations Command.

As CAG C4I Sergeant Major, Mr. Forsberg is keenly aware of the Program Objective Memorandum (POM) process in conjunction with acquisition policies and parameters. He has provided guidance and advice to commanders and combat developers on the conduct of combat evaluations, projects, and programs.