Bob has a BSEE from Lawrence Technological University. For over 25 years, Bob has been involved in powertrain control systems. Bob has a United States Patent for his work in Misfire Detection. Bob is currently the OBD Communication Expert for Volkswagen Group of America. His duties include investigation of OBD communication-related issues in the field and technical representation for the Volkswagen Group in North America in OBD communication-related matters. He is also incoming Chairman of the SAE E/E Diagnostics Committee and Chairman of both the J1962 Vehicle Diagnostic Connector Task Force and J1978 OBDII Scan Tool Task Forces. Bob is also an organizer or the SAE OBD Symposium.