George F. Hamstra is a member of the board of directors of Turning Point USA. George has an extensive computer technology and business administration background. George will advise executive management and the board of directors on technology, management, procurement of assets, and sales proficiency.
George was a founding Member of NetGain Technologies, LLC which developed the Bad Amplitude electric dragster. NetGain Technologies worked with and was funded by, NASA to test super-capacitors in the dragster during 2002 and 2003. The EV motor distribution business (NetGain Motors, Inc. – NGM) was spun- off from NetGain Technologies in September of 2007 and has been operated by George since that time.
In 1985, George started a now publicly traded computer distribution company with annual sales that exceeded $40 million, at the time, and he sold it in 1989. George came out of retirement to start a software development company in 1994; this company was sold to a Fortune 500 company in 1995.
George gained invaluable experience when he worked for Bell Labs for more than 14 years, much of that time in the original UNIX Support Group based in Naperville, Illinois. He added knowledge related to UNIX computer systems, administration, security, performance, as well as artificial intelligence. While employed at Bell Labs George was an instructor in the Bell Labs Continuing Education Program. He left Bell Labs to join a company that specialized in UNIX training.