Lyle Rawlings, CEO of Advanced Solar Products, is an engineer with over 40 years of experience in renewable energy research, design, policy advocacy, and business. Mr. Rawlings has designed and managed some of the most challenging and innovative, PV projects in the country. In 2003, Mr. Rawlings served on Governor McGreevy’s New Jersey Renewable Energy Task Force, where he successfully campaigned for the creation of the state’s system of Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SREC’s). In 2007 The New York Times Magazine called Mr. Rawlings “the founding father of renewable energy legislation in New Jersey,” and he remains one of the nation’s leading professionals in the field of solar energy. In 2009, Mr. Rawlings was named an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year.” Lyle Rawlings is a co-founder of the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association (MSEIA) where he was instrumental in the creation of the New Jersey solar energy program, which is a leading growth market in solar energy. Mr. Rawlings currently serves as MSEIA President and remains active in the creation and improvement of solar energy incentives, regulations and legislation in the region. Mr. Rawlings received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from West Virginia University. He holds a U.S. patent in photovoltaic module design and holds another patent for an improved module mounting system.