Raymond Lings is currently the President and CEO of Powertech Labs. He received scholarships from ESKOM for all his studies and worked for ESKOM from 1986 to 1998. He holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering and an MBA. He rose from an Engineer In Training through to Manager of Research and Research Labs by 1998. Ray moved to San Francisco in 1998 and joined EPRI and by 2006 he had risen from Project Manager to head up EPRI’s T&D programs. At EPRI, Ray interacted with executives from around 100 utilities, from every continent, and published extensively. He joined Kinectrics as General Manager for T&D. After leaving Kinectrics, Ray joined Tetra Tech, Engineering & Technology as VP of Energy.