Orange County SAMPE Meeting Notice
Wed., Aug, 16th, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Presentation by M. Mahbob Akhter - President, Ascend Tools Inc.
Topic - How True: Right Tool for the Right Job in the Right Way
When using composite or aramid material in a project, cutting is required to prepare, shape and prepare the material for appropriate use. As the saying goes: "Use the Right Tool for the Right Job in the Right Way". This couldn't be truer in the composite arena. It is essential to select the shears and fabric aids that will match the quality of the composite part one plans to produce in order to:
- Bring efficiency into the project
- Right tooling, especially for reinforcements (e.g., Kevlar)
- Build and improve aesthetics and cosmetics
- Professionally finish the project
Ascend Tools, in partnership with its manufacturers, produces high quality shears using metallurgical infusion and modern manufacturing methods to deliver tools which match or exceed the performance of tools available today.
M. Mahboob Akhter is a senior executive in high technology startups and currently leads Ascend Tools, a specialty hand tool supplier. He has held senior positions in e-commerce, semiconductor and software development firms. He was the Director of Strategic Relationships at AST Research, a Fortune 500 company, where he managed relationships with Microsoft and Samsung. Previously in the aerospace industry, he led software engineering projects in jet engine control system design and analysis.
Mr. Akhter holds a Master's degree in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in Solid State Physics from Karachi University. He published 23 papers on systems modeling in prestigious journals such as IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and NATO's Advanced Guidelines for Alliance Research. He is a recipient of a Certificate of Recognition from NASA on the design of a mathematical model of a Jet Engine and received the highly coveted R&D 100 Award, awarded each year to 100 commercially viable projects by R&D Magazine. He was awarded a Letter of Appreciation by the US Department of the Air Force for the design of an Aircraft Operational Performance to optimize aircraft readiness. He has taught courses in Electrical Engineering at San Jose State University in California, in Physics at the University of Karachi and is currently an Adjunct Faculty of eCommerce at the University of Phoenix.
Early on in his career Mr. Akhter started volunteering in local organizations and for causes important to him, such as hunger, poverty and education. He firmly believes that a progressive society is built on values and serving humanity is one of those values. To be a valuable member of society one must pay forward and that we all are part of this chain of serving humanity. He continues towards reducing the impact of hunger, poverty and homelessness through inter-community and inter-faith alliance.
Mr. Akhter serves on the Board of Governors of Saddleback College Foundation and on the Board of Directors of 2-1-1 Orange County, which he chaired in 2012. He is a Charter Member of the Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America (OPEN) Silicon Valley, a lifetime member of Stanford Alumni Association, and a Co-Founder to The Indus Entrepreneur (TIE) Southern California chapter.
He joined the board of Saddleback College Foundation in 2013 to be able to help meet educational, social and health needs of the students of Saddleback College. His vision is to bring non-emergency health and social services of 2-1-1 Orange County (211OC) to the students of the College so they can focus on their education while at the college and beyond to become productive citizens. He envisions Saddleback College Foundation as a critical platform in assisting the College prepare students for success in career and in life.
The Jagerhaus in Anaheim, 2525 East Ball Road, just west of the 57 Freeway, on the North side of Ball.
Turn right at the first driveway. Phone 714-520-9500. GoogleMap Link
6:00 pm Social | 7:00 pm Dinner | 8:00 pm Speaker | Member or guest dinner $20.
Student (with student ID) dinner $10. No cost for Program only.
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