Robert W. Kembel, Director of Education and partner in Solution Technology, has a career spanning more than 35 years in the computer industry. His experience includes field engineer, system test engineer, ASIC designer, I/O system architect, document editor in the National Committee for Information Technology Standards, consultant in Fibre Channel standards related projects, author, course developer, and teacher.

Bob’s experience in the computer industry began at IBM with more than 28 years in product development and I/O subsystem architecture and design. While at IBM, he represented IBM's high-performance storage products at the ANSI Fibre Channel and SCSI committees (X3T11 and X3T10). Bob has operated as an independent consultant and trainer specializing in Fibre Channel, FICON, ESCON, and storage networking standards and architecture.

Bob has developed courses and acted as an instructor for Solution Technology for many years prior to joining the company as a partner in 2002. In his role as Director of Education, he is responsible for developing the strategic directions for Solution Technology training seminars.

Bob Kembel continues to be an active member of the National Committee for Information Technology Standards, which is developing Fibre Channel standards. He is the author of the industry leading Fibre Channel Consultant series of books including: Fibre Channel: A Comprehensive Introduction, Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop, and Fibre Channel Switched Fabric.