The IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) is the premiere conference for both researchers and practitioners in the power electronics field. It is jointly sponsored by PELS, IAS, and the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA). Dr. Kimball has been active in APEC since 2008, starting as publications chair, and later serving as a track chair. He is currently on the succession plan: assistant program chair for APEC’15, program chair for APEC’16, and general chair for APEC’17. Please join us in Long Beach, and then in Tampa!