Ramesh Kalagnanam has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Osmania University in India and a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Rutgers University, as well a master’s degree in engineering and economic systems from Stanford University. He also earned an MBA with a concentration in supply-chain management and finance from the East Carolina University. Mr. Kalagnanam is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and New Jersey. He has been employed at a major electric power company based in the southeast United States. During Mr. Kalagnanam’s 20-year tenure with this firm, he has had a part in environmental services, resource planning, and strategic engineering. He is responsible for developing long-term financial forecasts for capital expenditures that are potentially required for compliance with various environmental regulations for the fleet-wide electric units burning fossil fuels. Prior to working at this electricity company, Mr. Kalagnanam worked for 15 years at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and at other environmental consulting firms. At NJDEP, he reviewed over 5,000 air-pollution-control applications filed by various industries. He also developed regulations preventing catastrophic releases of acutely toxic chemicals following the Union Carbide event in Bhopal, India. Mr. Kalagnanam’s experience at consulting firms includes representing industrial clients on various environmental matters with assorted state environmental regulatory agencies.