Shirin & Javad Rahimian
Shirin and Javad Rahimian immigrated to the United States in 1981 and settled
in Sacramento, California. Javad earned a B.S. degree in electrical
engineering from U.C. Davis and a master.s degree in Industrial and Systems
Engineering from University of Florida in 1975. Shirin holds a Bachelor's
degree in English literature from U.C. Davis and received an MBA degree in
1989 from California State University in Sacramento.
The couple co-founded Motion Control Engineering, Inc. (MCE), headquartered in
Rancho Cordova, California in 1983. MCE has grown into the dominant company
making elevator control systems in North America. The family is also a
partner in Parlin Development Company in Rancho Cordova, a real estate
development firm established in 2001.
The Rahimians have been involved in many philanthropic activities since
immigrating to the United States. In 2000, Shirin and Javad formed a
scholarship endowment fund at U.C. Davis for Iranian American students in need
of financial assistance. Shirin presently serves on the endowment.s board.
She is also a member of the Shifa Community Clinic board, a student run
community clinic that treats uninsured patients for free. During the past
three years, Shirin has helped coordinate the Iranian Food and Cultural
Festival in Sacramento.
Javad is a member of the Iranian American Chamber of Commerce, serving on its
board of directors from 2000 to 2004. Javad is presently a trustee of U.C.
Davis Foundation and an active member of the U.C. Davis Alumni organization.
Javad and Shirin have also been involved in campaigning and fund raising for
Goli Ameri for Congress as well as other political candidate such as Lou
Blanece for Sheriff and Phil Angelides for California State Treasurer.