Kevin Gainer is a research analyst for BCC Research.
BCC Research: What is your full-time position?
Kevin: I work on reports full-time, “24 hours a day, seven days a week”, as the saying goes. Reports involve a lot of thinking, investigation and research beyond the usual workday.
It seems like you publish in a variety of categories.
K: Yes, there are quite a variety of categories in terms of technologies. I've done reports on forensics, chemical processing industries such as gas-to-liquids, alternative transportation fuels, coal combustion byproducts, drug device combination products, power electronic devices, food safety testing technologies, security and surveillance equipment, regenerative medicine, and more. Going back to the beginning of this work in 1985, I authored a report entitled “The Japanese Challenge: Japanese Technology and Industrial Strategy” that dealt with the entire Japanese economy, looking at sectors which at that time were most successful, and identifying export prospects for U.S. based companies.