Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 10, 2009
The Houston Business Journal recently announced that Rick Pal, co-founder and CEO of AirGenerate, has been named to the publication's inaugural "40 under 40" list. The premier awards program is part of the its annual Celebrate!Enterprise program of business events and identifies 40 young leaders who excel in their industries, are respected business leaders and show dynamic leadership in their community. Rick and fellow honorees will be recognized on May 21, 2009 at a ceremony at Warehouse Live in downtown Houston.
"Being named to the Houston's 40 Under 40 is truly a great honor for my company and for me. One of the core values of AirGenerate is to make energy-efficiency affordable and I see this recognition from the Houston Business Journal as validation of that. While I may be the one receiving this award I am fully aware that none of the success the company or I have experienced would be possible without the support of my team at AirGenerate" said Rick Pal.
Pal is an award-winning serial entrepreneur. Currently he serves as CEO of AirGenerate, a company that has pioneered the development, production, and marketing of patented energy saving devices for water heating. He is a board member of Texas Union Advisory Council (U.T. Austin), Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston, Indo-American Forum, and Asians Against Domestic Abuse. He is the founder of Ek Disha and has created, 'Pal - Make a Difference" endowment at his alma mater, The University of Texas at Austin, to award an annual scholarship to students making a difference in their community. His recent accolades include Asian Chamber's Outstanding Entrepreneur, MLK Foundation's "Keeping the Dream Alive", and AABDC's Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award. He was also a delegate to Asia 21 Young Leaders Summit in Tokyo last year and frequently speaks on the topic of entrepreneurship.
According to Sunil Sinha, Chairman of AirGenerate, "Rick has always devoted his time and energy to promoting several causes close to his heart. As this award demonstrates, he's truly making a difference in the Houston community."