Les Edwards is Chief Technology Officer at Rain Carbon Inc. responsible for technical support and product development activities in the Carbon and Advanced Materials businesses. Les is a regular contributor at industry conferences and has published more than 25 technical papers and been awarded three TMS best paper awards. This will be his 20th year with Rain Carbon and he has recently relocated from the US to Rain Carbon’s Belgium office in Zelzate. Prior to joining Rain, Les spent 11 years working in an R&D role in the aluminum industry in Australia. He has a B.Sc. degree from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from Tulane University in New Orleans.