Arun Bhumitra has been a resident of California for the past 42 years. Early in his career, he taught Manufacturing Engineering at UCLA and simultaneously worked at Northrop Grumman as a Senior Project Engineer on the F18, 747 F5, and B-2 Bomber.
When cellular phones first took off, he was involved in the manufacturing and distribution process locally, nationally, and internationally. He has worked with AT&T, Motorola, Verizon, Cisco and other large companies. He is presently retired and manages his investments.
Originally, he is from New Delhi, India. His parents were in the airline industry and he used to work in the overall of aircraft jet engines as a trainee. His thesis in the engineering school was about the maintenance of aircraft after flights.
He has been a Los Angeles County Commissioner for over 20 years and was elected Vice Chair of Board of Governors for Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History where he helped implement a $140 million renovation project.
Also, he has been involved in various charities from the Boys and Girls Club to the Battered Woman Foundation. He was also on the advisory board for disabled people at the Lanterman Center appointed by the Governor.
He has been a supporter of many organizations fighting animal cruelty and has volunteered for food banks and projects to support our unhoused neighbors.