Dr. Paul Hsu
Born in Taiwan, Paul Hsu came to the United States as a first-generation immigrant in 1976. In 1984, Paul founded Manufacturing Technology Inc., serving the U.S. Department of Defense in avionics and battlefield electronics.
Three successful companies followed MTI beginning with Total Parts Plus Inc., an internet-based data content company providing electronic component obsolescence management and engineering services; ActiGraph, LLC, an electronic medical device manufacturer of a product that collects biometric data used in exercise science, sleep levels/patterns, drug research and cardiac rehabilitation; and Crestview Technology Air Park, an airport development providing infrastructure for aerospace and technology driven solutions in Northwest Florida.
Paul has won several awards for his work including National Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year, Small Business Person of the Year, State of Florida Governor’s Award of Excellence, and Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the State of Florida in Technology/ Communications.
Paul is known locally for his support of multiple organizations including Sustainable Emerald Coast, Enterprise Florida, Okaloosa County Military Affairs Committee, Northwest Florida State College Foundation, Economic Development Council of Okaloosa, University of West Florida Foundation, Emerald Coast Science Center and the Eglin Chapter AFA Education Foundation.
He received an M.S. degree in 1978 from the University of Central Missouri in Industrial Management and System Engineering In 1992, Paul received his Ph.D. in Engineering Management from LaSalle University and in 1995, he completed a three-year Executive Educational Program at Harvard Business School. Since 2014, Paul holds a Sr. Fellow position in the Harvard University Asia Center. He is also the author of Guardians of the Dream: The Enduring Legacy of America’s Immigrants.