Ryan Franks’ professional career has focused on the testing, inspection, and certification of batteries and energy storage systems as well as the development of codes and standards. Ryan was Global Energy Storage Business Manager at the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) CSA Group and led the development of that organization’s battery and energy storage business. Ryan has also led international and domestic standardization projects for energy storage, microgrids, smart cities, and other strategic and emerging electrotechnical concepts at NEMA, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, and the U.S. Green Building Council. He has served as Secretary of the US Technical Advisory Group to IEC TC120 Electrical Energy Storage Systems, Convener of the IEC ad hoc Group on Energy Storage System Aspects and Gap Analysis, and Secretary of the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee on Energy Storage Systems. He was a Working Group Chair of the EPRI Energy Storage Integration Council (ESIC), a Working Group Chair of the DOE Protocol for Uniformly Measuring and Expressing the Performance of Energy Storage Systems, and the US Expert to IEC Systems Evaluation Group 6 on microgrids. Ryan graduated with a BS in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Illinois, is currently pursuing an MBA, and is the inventor on two patents.