A mechanical engineer by training. Work has been a little in design engineering, a lot in manufacturing engineering. Spent some time working on coal power plant operation, nuclear plant construction, bread plants, and auto plants. What can I say, it hasn't been easy doing engineering work in the US the last 30 years. Not a great bio for an investor, but after firing three investment advisors, I decided to take matters into my own hands and have taken a number of classes and read books, but most of all learned by investing. My background makes me interested in investment ideas around manufacturing companies and growth areas like new energy companies, things I understand.