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12/05/2012 07:05:55

Caltech Elects New Member to Board of Trustees

Former venture capitalist B. Kipling (Kip) Hagopian has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Hagopian was a cofounder and partner of Brentwood Associates, one of the most highly respected high-technology venture-capital and private-equity firms, and for many years headed its high-tech investment group. Mr. Hagopian is currently chairman of the board of Maxim Integrated, an industry leader in the analog and mixed signal semiconductor industry. Maxim's products are used in cell phones; tablet, laptop, portable, and other computers; medical devices; and industrial, military, communications, and automotive systems. Hagopian also cofounded Apple Oaks Partners, LLC, a family office investment company; Segue Productions, Inc., a theatrical-movie production company; and two Internet start-ups. Before launching his investment and high-tech career, Hagopian served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army.

Hagopian's nonprofit affiliations include the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Lincoln Club, and memberships on the board of governors of the Pardee RAND Graduate School of Public Policy, the board of visitors and the executive committee of the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, and the board of directors of the Anderson School's Fink Center for Finance and Investment.

Hagopian received a bachelor's degree in industrial design and an MBA, both from UCLA. In 2006, the UCLA Anderson School awarded him the John E. Anderson Distinguished Alumnus Award.

He and his wife, Mary Ann, have two grown children and two grandchildren. They live in West Los Angeles, California.

Written by Ann Motrunich