Bob Steele is the co-chair of Strategies in Light. He retired in March 2010 as the Director of the LED Practice at Strategies Unlimited, where he had been responsible for all of the company’s activities in the area of LED market research and consulting since 1994. He was a founder of the Strategies in Light conference in 2000, chaired it from 2000 to 2011, and has served as co-chair from 2012 onward. Bob also chaired Strategies in Light conferences in Japan and China. From 2012 to 2015 he was the chair of Strategies in Light Europe. Since 2010 he has consulted with LED lighting startup QuarkStar. He has written regularly for industry publications on LED markets and applications, and has given invited presentations at major conferences around the world. Bob has a B.S. in chemistry from MIT and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.