I am a retired engineering executive and a committed self-taught dividend growth investor. I am a proponent of "buy and hold" and reinvesting dividends to compound stock share count and dividend payouts. After decades of paying mutual funds to manage my retirement and taxable accounts, I now manage these funds entirely by myself and am fascinated by the never-ending learning process about investing, individual companies, their management and Mr. Market's behavior. I have seriously studied Warren Buffett and his investing approach, as well as his methods of managing Berkshire Hathaway. I have been investing in high-quality dividend growth companies since 2001. I enjoy watching dividends compound and analyzing companies that managed to survive the Financial Crisis with minimal impact on earnings and dividends.