Born in Bodros/Ramallah, Palestine. Finished my secondary education in Ramallah. Graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Plymouth University, UK. Worked in Jordan after graduation at the Jordan Petroleum Refinery before emigrating to the US in 1989. Settled in Gainesville, Florida where I had a job at a small company called Heat Pipe Technology (HPT) which specializes in the energy conservation field using a new patented technology.Moved with HPT to Tampa late 2012. Married to Maha Yacoub. Had four young men from 17-30 years old. Enjoy family life, spending time with my boys, gardening, and a multitude of outdoor activities. Currently senior VP of Sales and Marketing at HPT.