Magneto-Inertial Fusion Technologies, Inc. (MIFTI)
Applying fusion technology to the medical and energy fields
Gerald Simmons, Chief Executive Officer
Gerald Simmons was previously President of MOS International, a high-tech company that develops and markets sophisticated hardware and software, and multi-user/multi-tasking computer systems for commercial and government applications. As President of MOS, Mr. Simmons had full accountability for profit and loss, and performed executive management functions for all facets of the business, including manufacturing, product development, vendor relations, corporate direction, finance, policies and procedures, as well as marketing functions.
Mr. Simmons was an early backer and investor in Dr. Jonas Salk’s (discovered the Polio Vaccine) start-up company, Immune Response; a company founded to find a cure for the HIV virus. Over the years, Mr. Simmons has been instrumental in numerous start-ups, from inception to IPO and/or sale, including Data Pac Systems and Stamps.Com.
Several of the other companies Mr. Simmons managed or consulted for are IBM, Inertial Propulsion Systems, Microvalt, U.S.P.S, Velocity, Docexchange, Tritek Technology, Micro General Corp., Sony Corp., and Hewlett Packard. Mr. Simmons was also co-founder and a board director of Tri-Alpha Energy; an R&D company researching fusion-based nuclear power production.
Dr. Hafiz Ur Rahman, President
Dr. Rahman has a solid background in theoretical, experimental and computational plasma physics. He has consistently published papers in international scientific journals and presented lectures on original scientific work at national and international conferences and workshops. Taught various physics courses in different universities around the world. Experienced in working both industry and educational institutions. Skilled in developing and implementing standardized policies and procedures. Experienced in leading large size business and academic groups.
Dr. Rahman holds an appointment in the department of Physics and astronomy as a project scientist. He has over three decades of experience in the field of fusion-energy and space physics research. His research spans on all three areas of experiment, theory and computational physics. His particular emphasis on research has been on: dense Z pinches for fusion, laboratory simulation of space plasma structures, and propagation of neutralized plasma beams.
Dr. Rahman previously directed the Space Simulation Laboratory at Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) from 1986-2000. He was the Principal investigator on various projects funded by NASA, NSF, US Air Force, DOE and NRL. He served as principal investigator on staged Z-pinch research conducted as a joint venture between Universities of California Riverside and Irvine that was funded by US department of Energy.
Dr. Rahman holds B. Sc. From Punjab University and M. Sc., M. Phil from Quaid-i-Azam University Pakistan. In 1983, he earned his Ph.D. in physics from Ruher University Bochum and Quaid-i-Azam University under DAAD scholarship program. Dr. Rahman has published over 70 papers in archival journals and books. He presently has two patents pending for final approval.
Mohammad Arshad, Executive vice president & CFO
Mohammad Arshad has extensive experience leveraging senior executive level networks in the wholesale and retail industries and in high technology. He has been brining new and innovative solutions to the global market place over last 20 years of executive experience with strategic planning, plant operations, and modern production systems. He is capable of managing and running all aspects of new or existing businesses.
Mohammad Arshad holds MBA in International Business from Florida International University. He also holds MBA in Management Information Systems (With Distinction) from Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Rosario Marin, former US Treasurer
Rosario Marin served for 22 years at the local, state, and national levels. In addition, her professional career includes banking, non-profit organizations, and the corporate world. She is a businesswoman, an author, and an internationally recognized public speaker.
She served as Secretary of the State and Consumer Services Agency, from 2006 through March, 2009, where she oversaw 17 state departments including the licensing of 2.4 million Californians in more than 255 different professions, and the procurement of more than nearly $9 billion worth of goods and services.
In 2001, she was appointed by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Ms. Marin served as the 41st Treasurer of the United States, becoming the first immigrant to serve in that position.
Ms. Marin was first elected to the Huntington Park City Council, in 1994, and served through 2001. She has held numerous leadership positions with nonprofit boards. For her contributions, she has been awarded four Honorary Doctorate degrees from CSULA, Whittier College, St. Francis University and Woodbury University. She is the recipient of countless awards and recognitions, including the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Prize, given to her by the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation at the United Nations in 1995, and the Outstanding American by Choice Award, given to her at the US State Department in 2008.
She resides in Huntington Park with her family.