Ray’s professional career has been in electric energy including engineering, construction, operation, finance, and R&D. He has been the Principal Investigator in numerous US Department of Energy research projects dealing with advanced energy systems, energy storage, advanced fuels, coal gasification, and carbon management. He has participated in numerous energy related committees including the Western Governors Association, US Department of Energy, Society of Automotive Engineers, Electric Power Research Institute, Edison Electric Institute, Underwriters Laboratory, National Hydrogen Association, and United States Technical Advisory to the European IEC. He was a consultant to a major US Air carrier for electrification of its ground operations and international car manufacturer for alternative fuel infrastructure. Ray has been a technical consultant for hydrogen systems, biofuel process development, hazards assessment & protocols of chemical processes, and has participated in the Board of Directors of several industry organizations. Ray is a registered professional engineer in Arizona and Colorado. He received two Bachelor of Science Degrees from the University of West Virginia in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Masters in Business Administration from New Mexico Highlands University.