Archie Cholakian has been involved with the EyeCare Project as an active board member since 2010 and is proud of its many accomplishments and dedication to eliminating blindness in Armenia. Moving to Los Angeles from Chicago in 1946, the first-generation Armenian-American spent his working career designing and building industrial equipment for the metal processing industries. Working in the field since 1956, Cholakian founded CJI Process Systems, Inc. in 1985 and is still active in its daily operations. Cholakian attended East Los Angeles Junior College and the University of Arizona where he was a member of the Triple X Fraternity. Following college Archie served for two years in the U.S. Army. He has been married to his wife, Stella, for 55 years and together they have two sons and two grandchildren.