Ari Harding is the Operations Manager for FLEXLAB at LBNL. He is a Registered Professional Control System Engineer and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering. Ari has practiced mechanical design and automation in OEM, commercial facilities, and industrial settings, including a major museum and aquarium. As a LEED AP for Operations and Mainenance, he earned the 2012 Green and Blue Award for Green Building Leadership from the City and County of San Francisco. Ari is also a Certified Electrical Safety Compliance Professional, and serves as the Electrical Safety Officer for the Energy Technology Area at LBNL, and is the chairman for the lab-wide Electrical Safety Committee.