Raymond F. Coulombe is an affiliate instructor with Slayton Solutions, providing instruction in the networking and fiber optic technologies for security industry practitioners. As Principal Consultant for Gilwell Technology Services, he also provides product and market-related strategic assistance to early stage companies in the physical security and transportation markets. Ray has over 30 years experience in the security, transportation, military and industrial markets. Formerly, Ray was COO and co-founder of SyPixx Networks, acquired in 2006 by Cisco, where he served as Senior Manager, Industry Consulting. He is the co-founder of Core Tec Communications and International Fiber Systems, and has further experience with 3M, Emerson Electric Company, and the United States Air Force. Ray has written and presented numerous papers and articles covering both communications and video technologies and has conducted numerous training courses and seminars on communications. He holds a BSEE from Cornell University and a Masters degree in Management from MIT and is currently pursuing a Masters in Information Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Further, he has earned the Cisco CCENT and CCNA, ETA ESNT, and Fiber Optic Institute certifications. He is a leading proponent of training and certification programs in the area of network-based physical security.