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George Richard Kalan

George Richard Kalan, American venture capitalist. Recipient Massachusetts Institute of Technology Certified Commendation for contribution to design and development of Apollo lunar module autopilot, 1969, Apollo Achievement award, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1969, Presidential Medal Freedom for participation in Apollo 13 mission rescue operation, 1970.

Background

  • Kalan, George Richard was born on December 13, 1944 in Cleveland. Son of Edward George and Betty Virginia (Triska) Kalan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Case Institute of Technology, 1966. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1978.

    Career

    • Project manager, engineer Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (formerly Massachusetts Institute of Technology Instrumentation Laboratory), Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968—1976. Management consultant Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc., Sao Paulo, Brazil, and New York City, 1978—1981. President Kalan Sutton McGraw, Inc., Short Hills, New Jersey, 1981—1985.

      President, managing general partner Orien Ventures, Inc./Orien Ventures Partners L.P., Westport, Connecticut, since 1985. Board directors Physical Optics Corporation, Torrance, California.

    Personality

    Interests

    Offshore sailing, skiing, white water kayaking, adventure travel.

    Connections

    • Married Cheryl Ann Fine, August 27, 1976. Children: Gavin Richard, Jonathan Edward.
    • father: Edward George Kalan
    • mother: Betty Virginia (Triska) Kalan
    • spouse: Cheryl Ann Fine
    • children: Gavin Richard Kalan
    • Jonathan Edward Kalan
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    Born December 13, 1944
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1966
      Case Institute of Technology
    • 1968
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1978
      Harvard University
    • 1968 - 1976
      Project manager, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (formerly Massachusetts Institute of Technology Instrumentation Laboratory)
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1968 - 1976
      engineer, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory (formerly Massachusetts Institute of Technology Instrumentation Laboratory)
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1978 - 1981
      management, consultant Booz
      Sao Paulo, Brazil, Brazil
    • 1981 - 1985
      president, Kalan Sutton McGraw
      Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
    • 1985
      president, s L.P.
      Westport, Connecticut, United States
    • 1985
      managing general partner, s L.P.
      Westport, Connecticut, United States
    • 1985
      Incorporated/Orien Ventures Partner, s L.P.
      Westport, Connecticut, United States
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