AKHAN Semiconductor Appoints a Retired Navy Vice Admiral to Its Board

By Barbara Wenger

AKHAN Semiconductor appoints retired Vice Admiral Charles Moore Jr. to its board.

AKHAN, a technology company specializing in the fabrication and application of electronics-grade diamonds as functional semiconductors headquartered in Gurnee, Lake County, IL, also recently added former CIA operations director Don Hepburn to its board.

“As AKHAN continues to apply our Miraj Diamond technology to more military and defense capabilities, Vice Admiral Moore will be instrumental in identifying new opportunities and helping us refine the technology to ensure we’re providing solutions that meet the United States military’s needs,” says Adam Khan, founder and CEO at AKHAN.

Moore is a 36-year veteran of the United States Navy, who began his military career as a naval aviator and rose to the rank of Vice Admiral serving as the deputy chief of naval operations for fleet readiness and logistics and as Commander, United States Fifth Fleet and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command headquartered in Bahrain.

He retired from the Navy in 2004. Moore joined Lockheed Martin as vice president of F-35 program assessment and served as vice president, global sustainment and president of Lockheed Martin Middle East and Africa. In 2013, he joined the Dodsal Group as chairman and president of Dodsal Resources, an oil and gas exploration and production company, retiring in 2016.

“The technology developed by private companies is crucial to the United States Military’s success, and AKHAN’s Miraj Diamond technology is critical in that it can be applied to a number of capabilities to increase durability and efficiency,” says Moore. “I look forward to joining their board and lending my expertise to aid AKHAN in establishing itself as a valued partner to our country’s military.”