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Mr. Rinker is the Manager of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy market sector within Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Energy and Environment Directorate. In this role, he is responsible for development and execution of EED's strategy in buildings and Federal Energy Management Programs; biomass technologies; vehicle technologies, fuel cell technologies, and advanced manufacturing; and renewable energy. Mr. Rinker's prior roles include serving as the technical group manager for Engineering Mechanics and Structural Materials, consisting of more than 60 staff, as well as relationship manager to the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's fuel cell technologies and advanced manufacturing programs. Additionally, he served as the project manager for the Micro Combined Heat and Power Fuel Cell Deployment project. His expertise extends to environmental cleanup, in the areas of underground storage tank structural integrity and remote systems for waste cleanup. Mr. Rinker holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and a master's degree in Applied Mechanics, both from the University of Wyoming.