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Paul S. Hsu, Ph.D.

Paul Hsu

Paul S. Hsu, Ph.D. serves as Chairman of the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. An Engineer, Entrepreneur, Business Leader, Author and Public Servant, Paul is a first generation immigrant who came to America in 1976, receiving citizenship in 1980, later successfully achieving his American Dream.

Paul founded Manufacturing Technology, Inc. (MTI) in 1984, serving the DoD in avionics and battlefield electronics. Following MTI, Paul built three successful businesses - Total Parts Plus, Inc., an internet based data content company providing electronic component obsolescence management and engineering services; ActiGraph, LLC, an electronic medical device manufacturer of a product that collects biometric data; and Crestview Technology Air Park, an airport development providing infrastructure for aerospace and technology driven solutions in Northwest Florida.

Previous Presidential Appointments and roles in public service include President’s Export Council (PEC), SBA’s National Advisory Board, SBA’s Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Board, USAF Chief of Staff Civic Leaders Advisory Group, Associate Administrator of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Government Contracting and Business Development.

Paul serves as National Chairman for the International Leadership Foundation, an organization bringing young Asian American leaders to Washington, D.C. for summer internships.

As Founder and Chairman of HSU Educational Foundation Inc., Paul’s vision has inspired establishment of HSU Innovation Institutes of learning, hosting business to student initiatives that inspire and prepare tomorrow’s workforce with high demand skills.

Receiving an M.S. degree in 1978 from the University of Central Missouri in Industrial Management and System Engineering, Paul received his Ph.D. in 1992 in Engineering Management from LaSalle University and in 1995, completed a three-year Executive Educational Program at Harvard Business School. Since 2014, Paul holds a Sr. Research Fellow position in the Harvard University Asia Center. In 2014, Paul authored and published Guardians of the Dream, The Enduring Legacy of America’s Immigrants.

Published on: 09/04/2020