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"Registered Professional Engineer, State of California, Who Is Who in California 1983, Who Is Who in the West 1987-8, Who Is Who in Hell 2000. Declared Eupraxopher/Ambassador of Center for Inquiry – Transnational 2005.

Born in Tabriz, Iran, February 2, 1933. Elementary and secondary education in Iran. Entered United States in 1955, married with two grown sons.Home address: 420 N. Louise St. #21, Glendale CA, 91206Office Address: 420 N. Louise St. #21, Glendale CA, 91206Tel. 818-254-6396, e-mails: gongholetsgo@gmail.com  &  renovate.iran@yahoo.com

Higher Education:
Maryville College, Maryville Tennessee, Mathematics, 1955-1958.University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, Mechanical Engineering, 1959-1961.University of California, Los Angeles, Graduate School of Business Management, 1968-1972.

Work Experience:
Boeing Co., Seattle Washington, Engineer, Aircrafts, 1961-1963.General Dynamics, Astronautics, Engineer, San Diego California, Saturn Jet Engines, 1963-1964.North American Aviation, Rocketdyne, Engineer, Van Nuys, California, Appolo Rockets, 1964-1965.Garrett/AirResearch, Los Angeles, California, Engineer, System Effectiveness, 1865-1974.Garrett/International, Tehran, Iran,Managing Director, Renovation of 66,000 villages, 1975-1978.*Garrett/AirResearch, Torrance, California, Management, Nuclear Enrichment, 1979-1985.

*In 1975 entered Iran with own program to renovate 66,000 Iranian villages, and transform them from a dark-ages setting to the 20th century.Assembled seven Iranian Ministries of: Finance, Urban Development, Agriculture, Water and Power, Health, Education, Industries and Mines, Nine Iranian Industrial Corporations, one American International Corporation, one Japanese International Corporation, one British International Corporation, and one German Corporation into a conglomerate to undertake a ten years' project with $35 billion (1978 dollars) budget, out of which $10 billion was underwritten by the Iranian National Oil Company to be paid in the course of ten years and the rest was to be provided from the sale of products to be produced by the conglomerate.
Contract was to be signed on November 12th 1978, and Iranian Revolution put an end to that project.

E-mails: renovate.iran@yahoo.com   and  gongholetsgo@gmail.com

 Sohrab ChamanAra, Executive Director 

Sohrab ChamanAra was born in Iran in1947 and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of London in 1969. After 18 years working as an electrical and instrument contractor in Iran, he emigrated to the United States and joined UOP, the world's largest process technology company. After leaving UOP, he founded CHAMCO in 1994. CHAMCO's core business, among environmental projects, is turning Municipal Solid Waste into electricity ( www.chamco.net ).

ChamanAra’s dream for the future is to create a town in the U.S. and naming it Iran (www.eb5fund.us). He has written eleven books, mostly about Iran. These books can be downloaded for free from his website, www.chamanara.net.    

Email: sohrab@chamco.net