Virginia Governor Appoints Parature Chairman Ching-Ho Fung to Technology Advisory Position
McLean, VA (December 18, 2002) – Parature, Inc., an innovator of online customer support software, today announced that Virginia Governor Mark Warner has appointed Parature chairman Ching-Ho Fung to the Board of Directors for Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology (CIT). Through his position on the Board of Directors, Mr. Fung will leverage his technology and business experience to provide input on technology research and economic development initiatives statewide.
CIT is a state-funded non-profit corporation focused on three goals: enhancing federal research funding to Virginia’s colleges, universities and industry; commercializing intellectual property from universities and laboratories and growing entrepreneurial companies; and promoting technology-based economic development. More information about CIT can be found at www.cit.org.
“I am thrilled that Ching-Ho Fung has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology,” said George C. Newstrom, Virginia’s Secretary of Technology and acting president of CIT. “Ching-Ho has tremendous international expertise and is well-respected in the technology industry. I know that the entire CIT organization will enjoy his presence and will gain by his involvement.”
As Chairman of Parature, Mr. Fung oversees the strategic direction and growth of the company. Prior to joining Parature in 2000, Ching-Ho Fung was the co-founder of Performix Inc., a Virginia-based software company that was acquired by Pure Software in 1995. Pure Software was later acquired by Rational Software. Currently, Mr. Fung also serves as Chairman of Monte Jade DC Science and Technology Association. Mr. Fung earned his master of business administration degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and earned his M.S. in computer science from the University of Maryland.