Sopogy elects Dr. Rose Tseng to its Board of Directors

July 22, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (July 22, 2010)

Sopogy elects Dr. Rose Tseng to its Board of Directors

Honolulu, HIJuly 20, 2010— Sopogy, Inc., the leader in MicroCSP™ solar technology development, manufacturing and installation, announced that it has elected Rose Tseng, Ph.D. to its Board of Directors. Dr. Tseng is currently the Chancellor Emerita at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Since 1998, Dr. Tseng served as the Chancellor at the University of Hawaii at Hilo where she led the campus to a 50% increase in enrollment and 600% increase in grant funding.  She previously served as the Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of West Valley Mission College District between 1993-98, spent 6 years as the Dean of San Jose State University College of Applied Sciences and Arts and Professor and 17 years as Chair and Division Director at San Jose State University. 

Through her illustrious career, Dr. Tseng was recognized by the San Jose and Silicon Valley Business Journal as one of the Bay Area’s Top 50 Women in Management.  She was also honored as Statewide Role Model Woman of the Year from the California State Legislature and received a White House Commendation.  

 “In Silicon Valley, China and Hawaii, Dr. Tseng has earned a reputation to get things done.  We are looking forward to her guidance and experience as we continue to exponentially grow and expand” said Darren T. Kimura, Chairman, CEO and President of Sopogy, Inc.

Dr. Tseng studied architectural engineering and chemistry at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and earned a BS in chemistry from Kansas State University and an MS and PhD at the University of California at Berkeley. She also holds a certificate in education management from Harvard University.  She was named an Honorary Professor by China Medical University and received an honorary degree from the International Technological University in Santa Clara and Gosai International University in Japan. 

 About Sopogy

Sopogy specializes in MicroCSP™ solar technologies that bring the economics of large solar energy systems to the industrial, commercial and utility sectors in a smaller, robust and more cost effective package. Sopogy’s goal is to create solar solutions that improve the quality of life and simplify the solar power business.  Please visit www.sopogy.org for more information.

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Media Contact:

Dy Phung
Sopogy, Inc.
dphung@sopogy.org
808-237-2422

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