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Ron Seitz ‚ Bio After graduation, I studied electronics for a year at Bay Valley Technical School in Santa Clara. When I graduated from technical school, I took a job at a mid-sized electronics firm working in their communications division. There I had several responsibilities: customer service, technical services and sales engineering for almost 10 years. Then, the members of my division got the bright idea to leave the company and strike out their own. I left with the gang (if I didn¼t there wasn¼t going to be a job for me at the company, anyway) and in 1987 started into business for myself with four other partners. That lasted for about two years before the other partners started to move on to other endeavors. Finally, as the saying goes, in 1996 ‚ I was the last man standing and sole owner of my own business. My company specializes in communications and emergency management products for Public Safety and Business continuity. Along with beginning my professional career, in 1976 ‚ I started out on what turned out to be another career. I was looking for different things to do back then and took an Earthquake safety and disaster preparedness class. I met some great people, who convinced me to join them as a volunteer for the Alameda County Sheriffs Office as a member of the Sheriffs¼ Search and Rescue unit. Thirty years later, I am still with the department and have been in charge of the unit for the last 8 years. This has been one of the greatest experiences one could ever hope for in serving the community and doing a public service. From looking for lost and missing persons, to responding to the Cypress Freeway collapse in 1989 and the Oakland Hills Fire in 1991, I have found all of these experiences to be very rewarding. In 1990, I took a man-tracking class and met someone who became the love of my life and three years later we got married. Frances was a search & rescue dog handler who had just moved up to Northern California from the LA area. We had lots of mutual interests, especially doing Search and Rescue. We live in Castro Valley, near Lake Chabot. Although we don¼t have any children, we are kept pretty busy with 3 dogsä(Kody, TJ and Cooper) 2 Labs and a Shepard mix that we use in our Search and Rescue activities.

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