José G. Ramírez, PhD, is a statistical engineer with years of experience in the semiconductor, electronics and biotech industries. A JMP user for more than 20 years, he has worked closely with associates to help them make sense of data, and through collaborative education, helped promote statistical thinking and JMP usage. He received a degree in mathematics from Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela, and both an MS in applied statistics and a PhD in statistics from the University Wisconsin-Madison. He was one of the founding members of the Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement at the University Wisconsin-Madison. At the 1998 international SAS users conference, Ramírez won the best contributed statistics paper, and in 2002 he received the SAS User Feedback Award. His book, Analyzing and Interpreting Continuous Data Using JMP: A Step-by-Step Guide, written with his wife Brenda Ramírez, won the 2010 Award of Excellence in the Society for Technical Communications International Technical Publications Competition.