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I have launched four successful companies and have the good fortune, (for over the past 20 years) of freedom from working at a regular job for a paycheck. But, I have found that I must use my God given entrepreneurial talents to keep myself occupied during my retirement.
1. My original background was in electronics (a specialist in passive chip components) and advanced technical ceramics. My entrepreneurial career started when I resigned a long term position as VP of Research and Development for an electronic component company in Connecticut called Vitramon Inc.
2. I raised several millions of dollars from a consortium of venture capitalists and founded a chip capacitor company in San Diego called
Monolithic Components Corporation. After 3 years of operations, my successful company was acquired by my largest competitor, the AVX Corporation, resulting in a handsome profit for my investors.
3. I went on to form 3 other successful companies that were capitalized by using my own financial resources. One of these companies has been in continuous operation in Massachusetts for over 20 years and is now managed by my eldest son Bill. (www.ragantech.com ). As an example of our business strategy; we secured a long term licensing contract with a company (among several others) which is now part of the Schlumberger Corp. We developed and licensed a unique new technology which enables the manufacturer of oil well drill bit teeth made with a continuous diamond ceramic surface. This drill bit innovation was one of the key factors enabling horizontal oil well drilling. These drilling techniques are used today to release tight oil deposits by using fracking techniques.
I have a dozen issued patents and was recently (2 years ago in May) invited to speak at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce in Saudi Arabia.
My current project, SecurEmergency Corporation of California, creates disruptive new technologies to protect firefighters and improve fire fighting efficiencies.
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