Eric Pepper is the director of publications, which means that he has responsibility for all SPIE publications: proceedings, journals, books, videos, and other media types. Eric is a principled professional, always well-reasoned and objective, forward leaning, and able to effectively lead his supporting staff and the large number of professional volunteers who are critical to SPIE publications. While he spends much of his time dealing with larger issues such as the SPIE Digital Library, open access, impact factors, proceedings-to-journal policies, and search engine presence, he is always willing and able to serve as my counsel when I need it. This includes being my confidant in making well-founded decisions on sensitive ethics violation cases that arise. Eric possesses a mastery of the English language and personally edits all of my editorials. Like the others, he makes me look good.