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Ross Koenig - Biography Career History Ross Koenig has been the Assistant VP for Budget and Financial Planning at the Rochester Institute of Technology since November, 2008. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Controller for the university. Before coming to RIT in February, 2006, Mr. Koenig was the Director of Finance for Semrock, then a development stage company designing & manufacturing high-performance optical filters for bio-medical and instrumentation applications. The company’s rapid growth resulted in it being acquired by IDEX in 2008 and it now operates as a stand-alone division of that corporation. Before joining Semrock, Mr. Koenig held the position of Vice President & Controller for BernzOMatic from March, 1999 through January, 2003. BernzOmatic is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of hand-held propane/propylene torches for the plumbing industry and is now a division of Worthington Industries. Mr. Koenig started his professional career at the Eastman Kodak Company, where he held increasingly responsible positions. During his employment, he held positions in manufacturing financial analysis, world-wide business unit financial planning, and corporate auditing. Education & Credentials Mr. Koenig received from Bowling Green State University a B.S.B.A. degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems. He went on to earn an M.B.A. from the Simon Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester. Mr. Koenig holds a CPA license from the State of Ohio. Personal Mr. Koenig lives in Rochester with his wife, Betsy. The older of his two sons is a Carnegie Mellon graduate and is working in California. His other son is a senior at Cornell. His interests include woodworking and endurance athletic events.