Thursday, January 1, 2009

Solar Energy Field, Concentrating Photovoltaics Category

Debra Poneman, Emcee

Our next inductee into the Environmental Hall of Fame is Mr. Vahan Garboushian, Founder, President & CEO of Amonix, Inc.

Mr. Garboushian started his career by designing and developing advanced semiconductor chips for the telecommunications industry at TRW Semiconductors. He has a significant track record in the "commercialization" of semiconductor design concepts where he combines entrepreneurial leadership with real-world competitive experience. He has successfully founded and established companies in both the semiconductor and telecommunication fields.

Mr. Garboushian formed Amonix in order to focus his energy on developing and marketing state-of-the-art space & high-concentration photovoltaic cells and systems. From the onset he had the vision to bring low cost solar electricity to the mainstream, and today Amonix is the recognized leader in high concentration photovoltaic for low cost solar electricity generation.

Vahan holds a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and an executive diploma from MIT Sloan School of Management. He is the author of numerous papers and the recipient of multiple patents. It is my great honor to call upon Mr. Vahan Garboushian as our next inductee into the Environmental Hall of Fame.

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