Ron Schaeffer is CEO of PhotoMachining in Pelham, NH. He has a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Lehigh University and prior to that, spent several years in the US Army in the 172nd Mountain Brigade and the 101st Airborne Division. He has worked in the laser industry for 20+ years holding technical, sales and management positions at Spectra Physics, Lambda Physik, Laser Photonics, and Resonetics and is active in the LIA, SME, and SPIE organizations. Ron is also a blogger, contributing editor, and member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Industrial Laser Solutions. His book, Fundamentals of Laser Micromachining, is available from CRC Press.