Vinod K. Gupta, of Wadsworth, was appointed to the Ohio Board of Regents in 2011. He serves as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) for JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network (JEN) Advisors, a venture development non-profit organization in Cleveland that focuses on the direct coaching of entrepreneurs, helping them to define their business plans and approach. Regent Gupta’s work with JumpStart focuses on his business experience in the area of advanced materials. This work has led to considerable growth in the northeast Ohio technology entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Regent Gupta has served as president and CEO of two multi-million dollar manufacturing companies: Technocast, Inc. in Orrville from 1984 to 1997 and Ohio Cast Products in Canton from 1990 to 2004. Each company produced metal castings for various industry applications. In 2005, Regent Gupta transitioned to apply his organizational and entrepreneurial skills to the home health care field, founding Progressive Home Care, a Medicare-based agency providing skilled nursing and home health care in six Ohio counties with an average daily census of 260.
Regent Gupta was recognized with the Ohio Cast Metals Association President Award in 1993, and as the Minority Entrepreneur of the Year by the City of Cleveland in 1972. He served as founding president and board member for both the Ohio Cast Metals Association and the Asian Indian Alliance. He earned a master’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Michigan Tech University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Bombay University, India.
Regent Gupta was elected Board Chair in March 2013, currently chairs the Commercialization Task Force and serves on the Shared Services Task Force.
Type: Active Regents