Executive at a privately held materials science company engaged in the development of new materials for promising energy related applications. From the midwest (Go Blue!), but lucky enough to live in a nice climate today. Great family with three kids - when I'm not coaching or watching their numerous activities, enjoy surfing, mountain biking, and shooting. I've read much about investing over the years; I've always been a value investor, now getting into dividend growth strategy (2011). Areas where I have some modest expertise: auto industry, steel industry, plastics and injection molding, lithium ion batteries and related industries, material science research, start ups, and venture capital.