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
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
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.