Ruth began her career as a Mechanical Engineer in the automotive industry after obtaining her Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering (B. Eng.) from Carleton University. <br><br> This dynamic 12+ year career entailed progressive responsibility for the entire product life cycle from design and test through to product launch and continuous improvement within industry-leading Fortune 500 automotive OEMs, including General Motors Diesel Division - Defense Operations and International Truck & Engine Corp. As Product Engineer she was also required to coordinate Research & Development (R&D) initiatives in compliance with SR&ED stipulations in support of cost savings and continuous improvement initiatives.<br><br> She chose to transition into the field of renewable energy / sustainable development through pursuing a Masters in Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) within the Department of Civil Engineering at McMaster University in 2005. Ruth's research was primarily focused on assessment / analysis of the interaction between climatic variables and urban morphology in support of building-integrated renewable energy conversion system development and developments within the field of wind power meteorology.<br><br> Since graduation Ruth has conducted home energy audits as an NRCan (Natural Resources Canada) Certified Energy Advisor, supported utility-scale wind farm development as a Senior Wind Analyst / Project Manager, acted as interim Division Head throughout the launch of a renewables – focused division of a local LDC, and sustained start-ups within the Solar PV & thermal sectors through market research, project management, site assessment, and system design, including component installation as Sole Proprietor / Principal Consultant of EcoDomus Consulting.<br><br> Ruth currently seeks partnership opportunities and/or fulltime career positions within the renewable energy industry supporting component manufacturing, project development, and/or college or private sector training.