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The Sikh Foundation

April 2004

Dr. G.P. Singh


Dr. Singh, President and CEO of Karta Technologies, Inc., San Antonio, Texas, is an entrepreneur and a successful businessman. His ability to grow his business from a one-man, garage operation to over 400 current employees is a testimony to his business acumen. Karta offers a variety of information technology, healthcare management, engineering, specialized training, environmental, and logistics and acquisition services.

Dr. Singh, a gifted engineer. He has been associated with the electric power industry since 1975 through his research and development (R&D) activities. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) located in Palo Alto, California funded his Ph.D. dissertation. They continued to fund his R&D activities when he moved to San Antonio in 1979 to work as a senior research engineer at Southwest Research Institute. In 1985, Dr. Singh joined the engineering faculty at UTSA and in 1986 he formed Karta Technologies, Inc. EPRI continues to support Dr. Singh’s R&D ideas and efforts more than a quarter century later. Dr. Singh has developed broad insight into utilities thru his lengthy association with EPRI and its member utilities in the US and abroad.

He has organized numerous international conferences related to Fossil Power Plant Inspections, Heat Exchangers and Condensers, and Nuclear Power Plant Aging. Dr. Singh has published over 50 technical papers and numerous reports related to power plant maintenance and operations. EPRI recognized Boiler Maintenance Workstation, Dr. Singh and Karta’s creation, as one of the 20 Greatest Innovations in 20 years. In addition, Dr. Singh holds or co-holds six patents. He has contributed a chapter to Ultrasonics handbook published by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, and serves on the Editorial Boards of the Materials Evaluation and NDT&E International.
Many have recognized Karta’s commitment to excellence and customer service. In 2001 Karta received the Pinnacle Award for Technology from the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce for outstanding achievement in information technology. Also in 2001, Karta was named one of the Top 25 8(a) Information Technology Companies out of more than 6,400 firms by Washington Technology Magazine. In 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2002 the San Antonio Business Journal, recognized Karta as one of the city’s fifty fastest growing companies.


In 1999, Ernst and Young nominated Dr. Singh for Entrepreneur of the Year, and Karta was awarded the Technology Excellence Award by the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce for demonstrated excellence through superior implementation of and innovative approaches in the use of technology.
Dr. Singh is committed to community service and Karta is one of the Pacesetter companies for the United Way Campaign in San Antonio. As a Pacesetter company, Karta is among the elite companies in San Antonio who complete their campaigns by the end of September. Karta is also a "pacesetter" in that it was among the first companies with electronic pledging where employees made their 2002 United Way pledges on line, from work or from home!
Dr. Singh is very active in the community, and is involved in a variety of Chamber of Commerce related activities. He was the first Chairman of the Technology Council of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chamber and SATAI Network. He also serves on the Advisory Council of the College of Business and college of engineering, University of Texas at San Antonio.

As a Sikh, Dr. Singh is one of the key members of the Association of Sikh Professionals and an active member of the Sikh Community of San Antonio.