Paul Jensen

Hertz Fellow: Paul Jensen

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of Study

Organic Chemistry

Fellowship Years

1977 - 1979

Paul Jensen has over 25 years experience in the plastics industry, serving in senior management positions at Nypro, a billion dollar global plastics contract manufacturer, and helping start Nypro University. Previously, he helped launch CSP Technologies, an innovative pharmaceutical packaging business, and was vice president of sales & marketing of Synventive Molding Solutions, an injection molding equipment manufacturer. He began his plastics career in marketing management positions at Eastman and GE Plastics and was a graduate of the GE Sales Development Management Training Program. A distinguished graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Paul served a total of nine years active duty in the United States Army, serving with the 82nd Airborne Division and XVIIIth Airborne Corps at Ft. Bragg and Staff & Faculty, United States Military Academy at West Point. He received his advanced degree as a Hertz Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In the true spirit of John Hertz's vision, Paul has spent the past seven years developing technology in defense of the homeland. As CEO of HALO Maritime Defense Systems (HMDS), he has led the development of state-of-the-art, floating security barriers. The HALO™ barrier represents a new type of security barrier system employing advanced composite materials and designed to provide systems that are by-design effective, low maintenance, and eco-friendly. Developed with the help of the US Navy, HALO™ barriers protect strategic maritime assets like naval bases, ports and harbors, nuclear power plants, oil and gas facilities and other critical infrastructure.