I can help you with intellectual property and licensing; product development and technical marketing; manufacturing and supply chain management; and business strategy and operations.
Ralph is a Registered Patent Agent and inventor or co-inventor of fourteen U.S. and foreign patents. He led supercomputer and microelectronics marketing and sales prior to retiring from IBM. Previously, Ralph held senior engineering management positions at VLSI Technology, Tandy Electronics, and AMF Geospace (now Geospace Technologies). His career began as a research geophysicist at Atlantic Richfield and geophysical research supervisor at Amoco (both now BP plc), and he taught statistics, linear programming, and operations research as an adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa.
Ralph is District Director of SCORE Southwest Florida. He is an IEEE Life Senior Member, a Registered Professional Engineer (Retired), an FCC-licensed Amateur Radio Operator, and a USCG-licensed Master 100 GRT Near Coastal.
Ralph holds BS (Cum Laude), MS and PhD degrees, all in Electrical Engineering, from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Rice University, and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, respectively. He completed executive management training at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.