CSU, Chico News

CEO of Ethanol Fuel Company To Speak on Sustainability and Entrepreneurship

Date: 12-01-2008

Joe Wills
Public Affairs

Well-known entrepreneur Thomas Quinn, president and CEO of E-Fuel Corporation, will be speaking tomorrow, Dec. 2, on “Sustainability and Entrepreneurship” in California State University, Chico’s Bell Memorial Union, room 210, at 7 p.m.

Quinn’s talk, hosted by CSU, Chico’s Collegiate Entrepreneurial Association, is free and open to the public.

Quinn has been a leader for more than 30 years in the high-tech industry. Among his four successful start-up companies is Gyration, Inc., the patent holder of the Nintendo Wii controller.

His latest venture, E-Fuel, has been producing the world’s first home refuelling ethanol station since May 1, 2008. The E-Fuel 100 MicroFueler uses sugar and a specially packaged time-release yeast to make ethanol in the home.

Quinn’s other successful companies include Samsung Information Systems America, a servicer of memory storage products, and Novell, Inc., the country’s first local network company.

The Collegiate Entrepreneurial Association, based in the College of Business, has been inviting speakers to campus to teach students from various majors and backgrounds about starting a business. The mission of the organization is to develop entrepreneurial spirit in students.