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October 25, 2012 by  


Salim Khan named CEO of Stem Inc.

Energy management company Stem Inc. has named Salim Khan as its CEO.

Khan is a proven executive with a distinguished global career spanning over 25 years in both large engineering technology corporations and venture capital backed start-up companies in Silicon Valley.
Most recently, Khan was President and Chief Operating Officer of Trilliant, a smart grid communications company. Trilliant is backed by a mix of prominent Venture Capital firms and strategic investors. Under his operational leadership, Trilliant received numerous Smart Grid Excellence awards. The company has a growing list of more than 200 highly satisfied customers around the world.

Prior to Trilliant, Khan was Senior Vice President and General Manager of ABB’s Network Management business in the Americas, where he oversaw significant growth of the energy/market management software and control systems business. Khan was one of the key architects of ABB’s Smart Grid global strategy, where he identified, acquired and integrated multiple smart grid software companies with investments exceeding one billion dollars. Prior to ABB, Khan held executive level positions at Landis+Gyr and Systems Control, Inc.

Utah Muslim students to help the homeless

SALT LAKE CITY,UT–Muslim students at University of Utah have formed a new organization to help the homeless and also fight negative stereotypes about Islam. The United in Service for Humanity recently held a fundraiser for people to learn about Islam and raise money for Utah’s homeless.

“I choose to use my beliefs in a positive way,” said Sarah Ahmad, co-founder of United in Service for Humanity. “I choose to serve others as a way to practice my religion.”

“We’re trying to exemplify one of the characteristics of our religion which is charity,” said Ahmad. “By doing that we’re helping others and also defeating the stereotypes about our religion that are incorrect.”

New location for mosque in Richmond

RICHMOND,KY–The large Muslim foreign student population in Richmond, Kentucky, will have a new larger facility for prayers.

The current place of worship was purchased more than two decades ago by Eastern Kentucky University students and Muslim physicians in the community, based on information provided by the Masjid of Richmond and community members.

“With the city’s approval, it was converted to a place of worship and has exempt religious status with the City of Richmond PVA (Property Valuator Administrator) and is in good standing with the Kentucky Secretary of State since July 28, 2004, when it was registered as a nonprofit organization,” the release states.

“All these students already have jobs in their home countries and they receive tuition and living expenses from their respective governments,” the information reads. “The number of this rotating and transient congregation has increased to several hundred since the inception of this program in the early ‘90s.”

The house on Hanover Street has been in a state of decay and sustained considerable damage when a tree fell on the roof during the snowstorm of 2009.

“Based on these persistent problems, managing members and students eventually decided in 2010 to build a new place at a donated parcel of land at Center Drive,” the release states. “Multiple fund drives in Lexington, London and Somerset raised the money needed for the project.”

Dr. Ghouri inducted into School Hall of Fame

ST.LOUIS,MO–The Parkway School District’s Alumni Association will induct its fifth class into the Parkway Alumni Association Hall of Fame.

The Nov. 17 event will feature a reception and induction dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the  Sheraton Westport Hotel – Lakeside Chalet, 900 West Port Plaza in Maryland Heights.

Among the inductees is Dr. Ahmed Ghouri (Parkway South High, Class of 1984, a board-certified anesthesiologist and biomedical engineer who, in 2000, founded Anvita Health, a medical informatics company, which supports the use of intelligent technology to provide doctors with patient data.

Uzair Syed receives youth achievement award

TEANECK, NJ–The Teaneck Chamber of Commerce hosted their 11th annual Community Service Awards at the Marriot at Glenpointe earlier this month. The youth achievement was handed out to Uzair Syed.

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