Eric Proegler is a Senior Engineer at Mentora Group, Inc. (www.mentora.com). He has worked in testing for 15 years, and specialized in performance and reliability testing for 12. He designs and conducts experiments that use synthetic load to help customers assess and reduce risk, validate architecture and engineering, and evaluate compliance with non-functional systems requirements. He is an organizer for WOPR, the Workshop on Performance and Reliability, and a Community Advisory Board member for STPCon. He has presented and facilitated at STPCon, CAST, WOPR, PNSQC, and STiFS.