His professional experience and background is in Engineering, Project Management, Sales and Service in an expansive range of industries including manufacturing, power distribution, and packaging machinery for food and beverage lines. Roland holds advanced degrees in both business and mechanical engineering. Roland began his career in R&D at Kelag in Switzerland as a design engineer working on multiple projects, eventually moving on to Buhler Group in Uzwil, Switzerland as a Project Manager. In this role he was responsible for complete extrusion line projects with products ranging from cereal to fertilizers and livestock feed. In this role he oversaw the project from raw material handling, product base creation, to finished product handling and end packaging. Raised in Burserberg, a small village in the Austrian Alps, he now resides with his wife and four children in Bel Air, MD . In his spare time, Roland loves to travel, spending time with family skiing in Austria, and camping throughout the US national park system. He also enjoys riding motorcycles and working on customizing and refurbishing them.