Research Organization

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The Feasibility Study is being conducted by the Barisoft Consulting Group. Eric W. Stein, Ph.D. is the Principal Investigator (PI) of the project and CEO of the company.

Dr. Stein has served as a business consultant for over twenty years to public and private organizations. Dr. Stein has a Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and has been a faculty member of the Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate and Professional Programs in Malvern, PA for over twenty years. He served as the director of the New Ventures and Entrepreneurial Studies program at the school. He runs his own management consulting firm, Barisoft LLC and has direct experience running a small-scale hydroponic CEA business (e3garden) in Media, PA.  He is a graduate of Amherst College. He is married to Anne H. Stein, a graduate of Duke University.