Dr. Gene Shelp, president and CEO of ENPAR Technologies, Inc., announced the appointment of Dr. Shihab Kuran as vice-chairman of the board and director.
Kuran's interest in international water problems led to his innovative work in the field of capacitive deionization in 1990. Over the past 15 years, this has been widely covered and highlighted in the international media. He has delivered keynote speeches at international forums sponsored by the United Nations Development Program, various governments, monarchs, non-government organizations, universities, media outlets and institutional and sophisticated investors.
Kuran has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and is currently attending the world-renowned General Manager Program at the Harvard Business School. He has over 15 years of international semiconductor experience. Kuran has been featured and published in more than 35 publications. Currently, he is a vice president at Fairchild Semiconductor in South Portland, Maine, which is the world's leading supplier of components that optimize system power in automotive, communications, computing, consumer and industrial applications. He is in charge of development for the Analog Products Group (APG), leading one of the world's most experienced teams in this field. He is also responsible for managing the company's strategic direction for highly integrated devices for APG.
Prior to joining Fairchild Semiconductor, Kuran was senior vice president of strategic marketing at Sipex Corp., Milpitas, Calif., where he was responsible for the strategy and restructuring of the company's focus on power management. Kuran began his career as a design engineer in advanced circuit design with ANADIGICS, Inc. of Warren, N.J., and advanced into management roles in engineering, design, technology, advanced development and business development.
"Dr. Kuran has extensive knowledge of capacitive deionization as it relates to ENPAR's DesEL System, and his intimate knowledge of the global water problems, combined with his business acumen, should prove invaluable to ENPAR during the next step toward profitability" commented Dr. Shelp. "He will contribute significantly to the growth of the company as we increase our efforts to market our DesEL System and other innovative electrochemical water treatment technologies around the world."
The DesEL System is a proven alternative to conventional water treatment systems for removing both dissolved contaminants such as arsenic, mercury and nitrate, and other dissolved ions from industrial wastewater, process water and drinking water sources.