Ron Miazga is Director of Learning and Intranet Services at Univar USA, North America's largest wholesale chemical distributor. He has more than 25 years of experience in the learning design and development fields. At Univar USA, Ron created the Learning Universe, an Intranet learning portal that provides a gateway to learning services for an internal network of 150 company locations. Most recently he developed LearnNET, an online, real-time connection that provides for virtual collaboration. Ron is a member of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD). He has facilitated sessions at several TechLearn Conferences, WBT Producer Conferences, and TeleCon 2001 on the subject of virtual collaboration. Ron earned an MA in Human Resources Development from George Washington University.