About ASEI SoCal Chapter


The ASEI Southern California Chapter was formed in 2004 by five visionaries from the Boeing Company: Paul Sikand, Darsh aggarwal, Jay Patel, Ravi Kahandal, and Sham Hariram. Subsequently, several engineering leaders from various reputable aerospace companies in the LA and Orange County areas came together with the vision to build a strong ASEI chapter in Southern California. They appointed an ad-hoc Board of Directors and in August 2005 an executive committee was elected consisting of Paul Sikand (President), Kul Bhushan (Vice President), Harish Bhutani (Treasurer), and Sham Hariram (Secretary). In 2006 the SoCal chapter hosted a successful ASEI National convention under the leadership of Shreekant Agrawal as the convention Chair. In December 2006, formal elections were held to form a Board of Directors of 15 members. The chapter strives to be a vibrant organization providing its members with professional networking events, community service opportunities, and mentoring.


“An organization of technical professionals of Indian origin providing a platform for networking, community service, and technology exchange”


    Utilize the expertise and resources of the Indo-American community for promoting the following major activities:

  • Networking
  • Community Service
  • Technology Exchange
  • Provide student scholarships
  • Indo-American business relationship

    ASEI has four Centers of Excellence as follows:

  • Network with professionals from leading companies (Boeing, Northrop, Raytheon, NASA, GE, etc.)
  • Educational and career opportunities at annual conferences and at monthly talks
  • Access to job posting on the SoCal website
  • National level recognition via awards and scholarships
  • Formal mentoring program for members (to be setup in 2009)
  • Volunteering opportunities in various committees and community services
  • Participate in humanitarian projects between USA and India

ASEI SoCal GOALS – 2014-2015

  • Improve ASE SoCal Brand
    • Membership, Website, Marketing, Newsletter
  • Host Networking Events
    • Technical talks, Educational Seminars/Tours, Social Functions
    • Host 2014 National Convention
  • Participate in Community Service Activities
    • Participate in various local events
    • Participate in at least one international event
    • Initiate mentoring program
  • Participate in alternative energy initiatives