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Henry Kressel

Henry Kressel, Austrian, American venture capitalist. Recipient David Sarnoff award Radio Corporation of America, 1974, Revel award Yeshiva University, 1980.


  • Kressel, Henry was born on January 24, 1934 in Vienna. Came to United States, 1946, naturalized, 1955. Son of Aaron and Hudi (Zauderer) Kressel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science magna cum laude, Yeshiva University, 1955. Master of Science, Harvard University, 1956. Master of Business Administration, University Pennsylvania, 1959.

      Doctor of Philosophy (David Sarnoff fellow), University Pennsylvania, 1965.


    • Engineer Solid State division Radio Corporation of America, 1959-1961, engineering leader, 1961-1963, 65-66. Member technical staff Radio Corporation of America David Sarnoff Research Center, 1966-1970, head semiconductor device research, 1970-1978, director materials research laboratory, 1978-1979, staff vice president solid state research Princeton, New Jersey, 1979-1983. Senior vice president Engineer of Mines Warburg, Pincus & Company, New York City, 1983-1984, managing director, 1985—1999, senior managing director New York City, since 2000.

      Regents lecturer University California, San Diego, 1978-1979. Board directors Yeshiva University Research Institute. Consultant solar energy United States Energy Research and Development Administration, 1975, United States Air Force.

      Advisory committee engineering National Science Foundation, 1996-1999. Engineering advisory council North Carolina State University, 1985-1988. Member board directors several high technical companies.



    Member board trustees Yeshiva University, since 2005. Served with Finance Corps United States Army, 1959. Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (president Lasers and Electro-optics Society 1978-1979, Centennial award 1984, Millennium award 2000, Sarnoff award 1985, Leos Service award 1992), American Physical Society.

    Member National Academy Engineering.


    • Married Bertha Horowitz, September 16, 1956. Children: Aron, Kim.
    • father: Aaron Kressel
    • mother: Hudi (Zauderer) Kressel
    • spouse: Bertha Horowitz
    • children: Aron Kressel
    • Kim Kressel
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    Born January 24, 1934
    • 1955
      Yeshiva University
    • 1956
      Harvard University
    • 1959
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1965
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1983 - 1984
      senior, vice president Engineer of Mines Warburg
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