Ralph Esposito has over thirty years of semiconductor experience with IBM involved in both the technical and business aspects of the company. He worked on numerous projects encompassing process and chip design, product qualification, product introduction into manufacturing and the competitive aspects of the business. His activities included extensive project leadership and people management utilizing skills such as planning, coordinating, communicating, training and negotiating. Ralph also has over thirty years of experience in education. He taught a variety of technical courses as an adjunct at numerous colleges and at IBM. In addition to teaching, he developed courses and training programs for colleges and IBM. In 2002 Ralph started teaching full time at Vermont Tech. Here he is continuing his passion for teaching and interacting with the students while bringing into the classroom his industrial experience. He teaches at both the Randolph and Williston campuses and therefore deals with a variety of students, ranging from traditional to those already in the work force. Outside of work, his interests are walking, travelling, photography, music, books on tape, trying new restaurants and enjoying his grandchildren.