Company: Oktay Enterprises International
Location: Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
Sevgin Oktay, President at Oktay Enterprises International, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in engineering and law.
Since his youth, Mr. Oktay was always fascinated by engineering and how inventors’ processes of thinking and creating worked. Born in Turkey, he immigrated to the United States in 1955 after graduating from Tarsus American College with honors. He followed his childhood passion and earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering science from Antioch College, going on to matriculate at Columbia University where he attained a Master of Science and Professional Engineering in mechanical engineering in 1963. From there, Mr. Oktay joined IBM at the Watson Research Laboratories in Yorktown Heights, New York, holding various technical and managerial positions in research, management and manufacturing until serving as a senior product program manager from 1963 until his departure from the company in 1993. In 1984, he was the recipient of IBM’s Outstanding Innovation Award.
Today, Mr. Oktay serves as the president of Oktay Enterprises International, which he founded in 1993. As a patent agent through Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP in Connecticut and White & Case LLP in New York, he works to find people who are looking to get their patents and connects them with certified patent lawyers. From experience of his own, during his time at IBM, Mr. Oktay was published extensively in scientific and professional journals and books in the areas of heat transfer, microelectronics and computer systems technology. He has more than 40 published inventions, 13 of which are United States patents. In addition, Mr. Oktay founded the Turkish Anti-Defamation Alliance (TADA), which aims to protect and preserve accurate information about his home country, and is active in local politics. Throughout his career, he has also excelled as president, a founding and an honorary member of the Society of Turkish American Architects, Engineers and Scientists and vice president of the Assembly of Turkish American Associations, as well as a life member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Reflecting on his plethora of accomplishments, Mr. Oktay is most proud to have been a pilot.
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