Richard A. Bush received his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1976 and 1981, respectively. Prior to joining T&D World as editor-in-chief in 1994, Rick worked at the Georgia Power Company Research Center (now NEETRAC) where he held engineering and management positions. In June of 1988, Rick received the Georgia Power "Engineer of the Year" award, and in 1994, he received the "Technology Applications Recognition" award from the Electric Power Research Institute. In 1996, Rick was awarded a Jesse H. Neal Certificate of Merit for editorial excellence. Rick is a senior member of the IEEE.