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Henry Kressel

venture capitalist

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

Background

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

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.

Career

Engineer, Solid State division Radio Corporation of America, 1959-1961;engineering leader, Solid State division Radio Corporation of America, 1961-1963, 65-66;member technical staff, Radio Corporation of America David Sarnoff Research Center, 1966-1970;head semiconductor device research, Radio Corporation of America David Sarnoff Research Center, 1970-1978;director materials research laboratory, Radio Corporation of America David Sarnoff Research Center, 1978-1979;staff vice president solid state research, Radio Corporation of America David Sarnoff Research Center, Princeton, New Jersey, 1979-1983;senior vice president, Engineer of Mines Warburg, Pincus & Company. New York City, 1983-1984;managing director, Engineer of Mines Warburg, Pincus & Company, since 1985. Regents lecturer University of California, San Diego, 1978-1979.

Board directors Yeshiva U. Research Institute. Consultant solar energy United States Energy Research and Development Administration, 1975, United States Air Force. Engineering advisory county North Carolina State University, 1985-1988.

Member board directors several high technical companies.

Achievements

  • Patentee in field.

Works

Membership

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.

Connections

Married Bertha Horowitz, September 16, 1956. Children: Aron, Kim.

father:
Aaron Kressel

mother:
Hudi (Zauderer) Kressel

spouse:
Bertha Horowitz

children:
Aron Kressel

Kim Kressel