Acopian and Workman met while attending Lafayette College in Easton, PA. Acopian received a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Workman received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. Acopian had immigrated to the United States from Iran in the 1940s and served in the US Army. He founded Acopian Technical Co. in Phillipsburg, NJ in 1957 and then relocated to Easton, PA. The company started with 5 employees at a small plant in the Parkside neighborhood of Easton, PA. (lots more detail https://www.acopian.com/SA.html)
The invention of the solar powered radio was what led Acopian to pursue a power supply business and as of 2020, the company still manufactures AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies. Acopian was well known for his philanthropic work and being the largest individual donor to the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.
Inventors: Sarkis Acopian, Thomas A. Workman (Acopian Technical Co., Easton PA USA)