Board of Directors
Ron Braithwaite has been a fixture in the computer industry for almost 30 years. In 1981, he wrote the design specs for the first operating
system in silicon (CP/M-86 on the Intel 80150) and, in 1985, for the
first high level language embedded in a microcontroller (Forth on the
Zilog Z8F); while in the 1990s he developed terabyte class databases
and was the first Java programmer outside Sun Labs. During this time
to the present, he was and is actively involved with Technology
Transfer to developing countries, focusing on sub-Saharan Africa, and
was a Guest Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Zimbabwe
in 1990. His technical consulting business, Software Engineering, has
been taking on interesting challenges since 1987, with a distinct
preference for solutions based on Open Source Software, and is
currently focusing on assisting business using the Apple Macintosh.
Along with his professional activities, Ron has been a committed political activist, working on issues of peace and justice since his
teenage years. His focus has centered on addressing the issues of
Racism, homophobia, and environmental degradation. He has served on the
board or as board president of several non-profits and is committed to
building a world where everyone has the right to live their lives free
of fear, hunger, poverty, and despair.
Ron decided to switch to BioDiesel and met Loren at one of many presentations and workshops he has provided to grade schools, high schools, Port Authorities, Energy Fairs and Higher Education Institutions. Loren and Ron were the co-incorporators of the Alternative Energy Coalition.