Whiting-Turner Business & Entrepreneurial Lecture: Warren Citrin
Speaker: Warren Citrin
CEO of Redox Power Systems, LLC
Talk Title: "Entrepreneurship and the Meaning of Life"
The lecture will be preceded by the dedication of the Stanley R. Zupnik Lecture Hall in the Kim Engineering Building. The reception will begin at 4:30 and the program will start at 5:00.
Warren Citrin co-founded Solipsys Corporation in March 1996. He was the CEO and a member of the Board of Solipsys from 1996 until the sale of the company to Raytheon Company in March 2003. Under his leadership, Solipsys grew to more than 200 employees with no debt or outside ownership. In May, 2003, he won the Ernst and Young award for Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year. Following the sale to Raytheon, Mr. Citrin was selected for membership to the Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems oversight committee, which directs the efforts of over 12,000 employees worldwide. He held that position and remained as President and Board member of Raytheon Solipsys until leaving the company in April 2005, to start a new venture, Gloto Corp., which specializes in mobile technology for the entertainment and sports industry. Mr. Citrin has recently established the Warren Citrin Graduate Fellowships in Global Sustainability and Entrepreneurship at the University of Marylands Clark School of Engineering. In May 2012, he co-founded Redox Power Systems, LLC, a company specializing in advanced fuel cell power generation systems. Mr. Citrin is the CEO of Redox. That same year, he also founded Alchemee, LLC, a web based company with a retail loyalty application set for launch in May 2013.
Prior to his founding of Solipsys, Mr. Citrin was the assistant supervisor of the Engineering Analysis Group at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL). During his 18 years at JHU/APL, he contributed to the design and development of automatic signal processing and tracking systems for numerous surface and airborne combatant radar systems. From 1985 until 1996, Mr. Citrin led the design, development, and integration of what remains the U.S. Navy's premier radar network, the Cooperative Engagement Capability.
Mr. Citrin received a BSEE from the University of South Carolina in 1973 and an MS in Applied Mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1977. He holds patents in advanced military radar networking technology and for mobile phone applications.