THOMAS SPARRVIK has been a Karma Member since January 2012 but has been active in our events since 2007. He lives in San Diego, CA and is a successful entrepreneur and global Business Executive. Thomas recently left his position as CEO and Vice-Chairman of Kontron, while there he grew the company's sales from $40 Million to $1 Billion, in 10 years. He has done over 20 acquisitions in the technology field. He currently serves as the CEO of Parpro Corporation, a company he recently took public on the Taipei stock exchange (Taiwan). He holds an MBA from the Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, Coventry, England; an MSC in Electrical Engineering from Lund University, Sweden; and a BA in Electrical Engineering from Pauli College, Malmö, Sweden. Thomas is a certified engineer by FEANI, Brussels, and a retired Reserve Officer and Captain in the Swedish Army. Thomas is currently an investor in several technology start-ups (Bista Solutions, a SW ERP company; Networked Energy Solutions, a Smart meter company based in San Francisco and in Parpro, an ODM supplier where he also serves as the CEO). Thomas currently serves on the Boards of five different companies. To keep his energy going around the clock, he has invested in 2 nightclubs, AD in San Diego and San Remo in New York.  As the Founding President of our Karma San Diego chapter he oversees the event calendar and membership development in the area.