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BS Engineering, University of Illinois, 1969
MS Engineering, University of Illinois, 1973
Master of Liberal Arts, University of Chicago, 1995

Fluent in Russian and Portuguese

1969-1974

Consulting engineer at Sargent & Lundy, an engineering firm specializing in design of nuclear power plant facilities and fossil electrical generating stations.

1974-1976

Manager of Engineering at Byron Rall & Associates, a consulting engineering firm providing services to the nuclear power and process plant industries.

1976-2000

President and founder of GDS Associates, a firm providing consulting engineering services to nuclear power plants, both in the US and Brazil, fossil fuel generating stations, processing plants and petrochemical facilities.

2000-Present

President and founder of GDS Services, an international consulting firm specialized in developing business for companies interested in expanding their footprint in emerging markets, specifically the BRIC countries: Brazil and Russia.