Fort Walton Beach, FL (PRWEB) April 1, 2007
Dr. Paul S. Hsu, former Chairman of the Board of ActiGraph, LLC, has accepted a Presidential appointment as Associate Administrator for the Office of Government Contracting and Business Development for the U.S. Small Business Administration.
As the Associate Administrator, Dr. Hsu will direct the implementation of policies within the Office of Government Contracting and Business Development, including the HUBZone Empowerment Contracting program and the 8(a) Business Development Program.
"The U.S. Small Business Administration has gained a valuable asset in Dr. Paul Hsu," said ActiGraph, LLC President Jeffrey Arnett. "Dr. Hsu has been closely involved with a number of small businesses over the years, including ActiGraph, LLC, the industry leader in the manufacture and sales of activity monitors for medical and research organizations around the world. This experience has given Dr. Hsu a profound understanding of the obstacles faced by small businesses today and a strong awareness of the critical role they play in the economy of our country."
Born in Taiwan, Dr. Hsu came to the United States in 1976. He obtained a Master's degree in Industrial Management and Systems Engineering from Central Missouri State University and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management from LaSalle University. In 1995, he completed a three-year Executive Educational Program at Harvard Business School.
During Dr. Hsu's tenure as Chairman of the Board, ActiGraph, LLC has served the research community in over 40 countries, earning its reputation as the gold standard in actigraphy monitors. Over the past several years, ActiGraph, LLC has witnessed dramatic market expansion as the applications for the science of actigraphy have grown to include not only physical activity research, but also sleep diagnostics, rehabilitation monitoring, obesity and diabetes research, sports medicine, pharmaceutical drug testing, and veterinary science.