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Aris Mardirossian

For Aris, his life story begins with Education:

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1974, University of Maryland
M.S., Engineering, 1975, University of Maryland
Ph.D. Course work completed, mechanical engineering/energy
• Professional Engineer, State of Maryland
• Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia
• Professional Engineer, State of California
• Professional Engineer, State of Pennsylvania

Honorary, Doctor of Public Service, 1999, Bowie State University

• State of Maryland Public Employees' and Retirees' benefit Sustainability Commission
• Suburban Hospital, Board of Trustee, Bethesda, Maryland, 2002 to Present
• Board of Director, Gaithersburg City Police Foundation, 2008 to Present
• State of Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development Commission 2007 to Present
• Governor's Commission of Judiciary Selection for Montgomery County, Maryland, 1990 to 2007
• President's Club, Board of Visitors for School of Engineering, University of Maryland, 1998 - 2003
• Governor's Commission on Health, 1986 - 1990
• Chancellor's Advisory Council, Governmental Affairs Committee, University of Maryland, 1990 - 1998
• Sigma XI Scientific Research Fraternity
• American Society of Professional Engineers
• American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Swept along by the genocidal tides of world history, Aris’s Armenian family, sent Aris and his brother along to the United States in the mid/late 1960's, where the two brothers both attended the University of Maryland. He worked his way through college by working in several area restaurant and construction jobs during his years at the University of Maryland.

After earning his B.S. Engineering, he worked for Singer Simulation Product, Inc. designing nuclear power plant simulators, then for Potomac Electric Power Co. as a senior project engineer.
In this position he headed the construction of a water treatment, scrubber, and coal handling system with a total construction cost of$300 million.

He opened his own development company in 1979, and since that time has founded and managed various businesses, including one dealing with his current focus, Technology Patents, LLC.

Selected Civic Interests and Honors:

• Recipient of first "Spirit of Free Enterprise Award", 1990 & 2005 Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce
• Recipient of: 100 Centennial Medal, University of Maryland, College of Engineering, in celebration of it's first one hundred years, the College of Engineering awarded the Centennial Medal in recognition of outstanding individual achievement, 1894-1994
Established scholarship fund in Mechanical Engineering Department for engineering students at the University of Maryland
• Life Time Member of NAACP
• 2005 recipient of The Ellis Island Medal of Honor
• Established Scholarship Fund for Children of Fallen Heroes and Wounded Veterans at Montgomery College
 

Karl Spain

Karl Spain and Aris Mardirossian have been friends for 30 years.

Their collaboration on this book deepened that friendship. A 20-year newspaperman (before the Internet), Spain brought a straightforward newspaper style to the prose while Aris’s life supplied the plot, the context; end in many cases, the dialogue.

This is Karl’s second book; his first is The Revelation, also known as The Peace Machine Hypothesis.
 

 

 

 

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