Paul is an extremely bright and multi-talented person with the courage, confidence and work ethic to step into a new role and quickly learn what is needed to see projects through to completion. He demonstrated to me an outstanding ability to accomplish a complex task that required a combination of technical, management and legal skills, despite having minimal prior legal experience. In particular, Paul was able to read, understand and apply detailed safety regulations to the design of a new product. In the project with which I worked with him in a supporting role, he utilized his engineering creativity and a clear understanding of customer, product development and legal requirements to successfully produce a much needed product for the company under enormous time pressure. I observed that Paul's superiors allowed him to complete this project with almost no supervision because he had completely earned their trust and, I must add, admiration.