RP Siegel currently works as a freelance writer, consultant and inventor. He writes
about sustainability, innovation and the environment for various business and technical
magazines. After a successful 20-year career in corporate R&D, he started his own
company, Rain Mountain LLC. He is currently also Executive Director of Cool Rochester,
a not-for-profit organization aimed at reducing one billion pounds of carbon dioxide
from the skies around his hometown.
Roger Saillant has recently been appointed to the newly created position of Executive
Director of the Fowler Center for Sustainable Value at Case Western Reserve University. Previously,
he served in senior executive positions at The Ford Motor Company, Visteon Corporation,
and, most recently, Plug Power where he was the CEO for more than seven years. In
each of those positions, his behavior could be characterized as both challenging
others to learn and grow while delivering strong results to the bottom line and the
community. He is deeply committed to promoting improvements in the way businesses
are agents of change in the world both socially and environmentally. He has led organizations
as large as 10,000 people and has been responsible for operations in 19 countries.
He presently serves on several NGO boards and the boards of two start-up companies
in the energy field and teaches climate change at the Marlboro Graduate School in
Brattleboro, Vermont. He is a strong advocate for sustainability and speaks frequently
on various environmental topics. *Vapor Trails* is his first novel.