Christopher Grundler is the Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Prior to being appointed Director, he served as the Deputy Office Director and Chief Executive of the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since joining EPA in 1980, Grundler has held a number of senior leadership positions within the Agency including Director of the Office of Federal Facilities Enforcement and Director of the Great Lakes National Program Office. He has also served at the U.S. Department of Energy, where he helped create the Department’s first environmental audit program. Grundler has been awarded the Gold Medal for Exceptional Service, EPA’s highest honor. In 2008 he received the Presidential Award for Meritorious Senior Executives. Grundler holds a B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan.