Ron Schuldt is a Senior Staff Systems Architect within the Systems Design and Integration Ė Service Oriented Architecture organization of Lockheed Martin Enterprise Information Systems. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Aerospace Industry Associationís Interoperability Standards Working Group and Chairman of The Open Group UDEF Forum. Since 1987, he has been involved in multiple data interchange standards activities and is recognized as a corporate expert on ebusiness data standards. He is involved in Lockheed Martinís effort to establish a corporate-wide Information Architecture Strategy. Prior to joining Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) in 1981, he served for nine years as an officer within the United States Air Force. Ron received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska in 1972 and a Master of Science in Facilities Management from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 1978.    (3053)