I have known Robert Baumann professionally for more than 30 years. The use of boron-doped glasses (BPSG) for planarization was ubiquitous in the semiconductor industry. Baumann’s public stand against BPSG and his influence to steer Texas Instruments away from this process was stunning in its importance and impact to the industry. He is a distinguished scientific leader in the field of Radiation Effects who has been innovative, articulate, persuasive and has made major contributions to this important field. I highly endorse Baumann’s services to you because of his experience, ability to analyze and solve unusual problems, and his persistence and diligence in follow-though to address industrial reliability challenges.