Rick Steiner has actively applied engineering automation and modeling approaches to practical systems engineering problems for over 20 years. He has served as a system architect at Raytheon for nearly 30 years. There he practiced the effective use of computer based models in the development and support lifecycle as key to long term productivity gains. He currently consults on improving the theory and practical application of model based systems engineering. Steiner holds a master's in engineering from Cal State Fullerton and is a designated INCOSE Expert Systems Engineering Professional.