Ron Gehl is the founder and President of EOS Research, a company that provides control and data acquisition solutions for renewable energy and environmental protection applications. He has spent the last 30 years sorting out difficult problems in environmental engineering and sustainable energy, and in the automation of processes that function at the boundary between industry and the natural world. At EOS, Ron oversees R&D and product development activities, and manages our most important automation projects. He has multidisciplinary expertise in fields ranging from water treatment technology to energy process optimization, and frequently teaches seminars on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). Ron holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is currently Chair of the Solar Thermal Division of the American Solar Energy Society.