Bob Zabcik is general manager of the roofing business unit at Merlin Solar Technologies, a developer of innovative renewable energy technologies. He is a LEED accredited professional and a registered professional engineer with more than 25 years of experience. He is also an MCA board member as well as chair of the MCA Codes and Standards Committee. Merlin Solar Technologies develops and manufactures crystalline silicon based flexible and frameless solar modules with a patented gridding and interconnected system to extract more power compared to standard solar panels. These systems address demanding deployments on metal roofs and bulk storage tanks, auxiliary power for transportation, flush mounted residential solar and military applications through world class manufacturing partners, enabling customers to reduce their reliance on aluminum-framed, tempered-glass constructs for solar panels.