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Sharad Tak

President of Tak Communications, Inc.

Sharad Tak completed his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.  In 1967, he came to the United States and completed his Master’s degree in computer science at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1969.

After attaining his graduate degree, Sharad Tak was employed by Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and became a naturalized United States citizen.  In 1973, Mr.Tak formed a computer systems company, ST Systems Corporation (STX), that was sold in 1991 to Hughes Aircraft Company, a subsidiary of General Motors Corporation.  STX performed computer systems and integration work for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Defense and other government agencies.  In 1991, Mr.Tak formed ST-CMS Electric Company that developed, built, and commissioned a 250 MW lignite-fuelled power plant at Neyveli in the State of Tamil Nadu which has been operating since 2001.  In 1986, Mr.Tak formed TAK Communications, Inc., a broadcasting network consisting of 9 network-affiliated TV stations and 3 FM radio stations stretching from Hawaii to Buffalo, NY and Florida.  In addition, Mr.Tak owns boutique hotels in Bermuda, founded and built Sequoia Savings Bank, developed commercial and residential real estate properties in the United States, and developed several high tech firms that include: Orange Technologies, Inc., ST Infosys Pvt. Ltd., E-Com Systems, Inc., the AEC Design Group, and TF&M, Services, Inc., providing services to the U.S. Government and commercial companies in network design, applications development, supply chain logistics, and healthcare services.  Currently Mr.Tak owns and operates two tissue paper manufacturing facilities one in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin that was acquired in April 2007, and another in Franklin, Virginia that was acquired from International Paper.