Dr. Edward B. Ledford, Jr. completed work for his Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from the University of California at Irvine in 1978, having graduated from the same institution with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He then took a post-doctoral position at the University of Nebraska at Linclon, Midwest Center for Mass Spectrometry, where he designed and built Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometer systems. In 1980, Dr. Ledford founded ICR Research Associates, Inc., to pursue FTMS under major grants from the then newly formed SBIR program. In 1990, Dr. Ledford met Professor John B. Phillips, the inventor of GC x GC, and recognizing the potential of that technique, immediately launched a research and development program in that area. He worked closely with Prof. Phillips throughout the development of GC x GC, and founded Zoex Corporation in 1993 to manufacture GC x GC technology. In addition to developing and launching the first commercially available GC x GC systems, Zoex Corporation has licensed GC x GC technology to Agilent Corporation, LECO, Thermo-Finnigan, and Dow Chemical. In 2005, Dr. Ledford founded the GC x GC Round Robin Group in order to promulgate standardized GC x GC analytical methods throughout industrial and environmental analysis fields. Dr. Ledford is author or coauthor of some 35 publications in peer reviewd journals, has presented extensively at scientific meetings, has received several SBIR awards, and has been granted numerous U.S. and international patents.