President and Founder of Incident Command Technologies in Chesterfield Township and Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist of ERT Systems LLC in Ann Arbor.. Ellis developed Incident Command and its flagship product, Laptop PAR, to help first responders conduct personnel accountability reports at the scene of an emergency. Ellis then wanted to integrate wireless components into the system so he co-founded ERT Systems, a partnership between Cimulus Software and Incident Command Technologies, which developed the OnSite ERT product – a wireless, automatic resource tracking system that allows emergency responders to track personnel and equipment on the scene and in real time. Ellis conducts demonstrations of OnSite ERT and develops and cultivates relationships with management-level personnel in emergency response organizations in order to assist them in the evaluation and further enhancement of the product. He has more than 25 years of experience in the first responder field. The OnSite ERT system is used by several Michigan fire departments and by the Macomb County Emergency Services Training Center for its live-burn building. The system is listed in the Department of Homeland Security’s Responder Knowledge Base, an online database of products available to responders under grant purchase. Ellis served on the Macomb County Fire Chiefs executive board for four years, the last year as President. He was also a member of the County Mutual-Aid Committee and participated in several full-scale mock disasters as an evaluator of the Incident Command System.