Rockwell Laser Industries
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Meet the RLI Staff

William J. Ertle, CLSO, CMLSO, President
Mr. Ertle has been associated with Rockwell Laser Industries (RLI) since 1989 where he now holds the position of President. Bill has provided in-depth lectures and training presentations for numerous RLI Training Institute courses, industry conferences, as well as presentations for events at Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratories, The Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, IEEE/LEOS, OPTCON, ALAC, Bay Area Laser Safety Officers (BALSO) and the International Laser Safety Conference (ILSC). Bill has also authored and co-authored several laser safety articles.

In addition to his training-based activities, he routinely provides RLI clients with product specific technical information on laser safety eyewear, windows, barriers, interlocks and other related laser safety equipment.

Bill is the Chairman of the ANSI Z136 Technical Standards Committee on Control Measures and Training (TSC-4) and a voting member of the Accredited Standards Committee, the main Z136 committee. He is an active member of the Laser Institute of America (LIA) and a former member of their Board of Directors as well as a member of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). He is a member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Technical Committee on Laser Safety and is a Certified Laser Safety Officer by the Board of Laser Safety. Bill is a graduate of Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH.
Nancy Mauro, Executive Assistant

Nancy joined the staff at the end of 2014 and is the Executive Assistant to our President, Bill Ertle. In addition, she oversees daily office operational functions, manages consulting projects, and coordinates special corporate functions.

Nancy has worked as an executive assistant for over 25 years in both the Foodservice Industry and the Pharmaceutical Industry.

Barry Peel, Marketing and Media Specialist
Barry joined the RLI team in April of 2008 after moving back to Cincinnati from Los Angeles. A newcomer to the Industry, his diverse work history has helped to bring new ideas and insight to the RLI team. Providing marketing support to the business solutions program and business development department are Barry’s main focus.
James Gregory Rockwell, CEO and Chairman of the Board
Greg has been an active member of the RLI board of directors for over 10 years. He is a line pilot for United Airlines where he flies Boeing -767/757's predominately to South America & Europe. Greg actively participates on the faculty of the Safety of Lasers Outdoors (A-220) course. He serves on the Aerospace Behavioral Engineering Technology committee of the SAE G-10T (Laser Safety Hazards Subcommittee) and the The ANSI SSC-6 (ANSI Z136.6) committee. He is an honors graduate in Aeronautical Sciences from the Florida Institute of Technology.
R. James Rockwell, Jr., 1937 - 2003
Founder of Rockwell Laser Industries, Jim Rockwell was active in various areas of laser R&D since 1963 including fourteen years as the Directing Physicist of the University of Cincinnati Medical Laser Laboratory. He served as Chairman of the ANSI Z-136 Control Measures Subcommittee since it's inception and on the laser safety committee of the National Fire Protection Association. Mr. Rockwell was a Fellow in the LIA and was honored in 1984 with the President's Award for service.
 

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