Kent Displays is a global leader of a unique eWriter display technology. It has expertise in research, development, roll to roll manufacturing, and consumer packaged goods design and assembly using the eWriter technology. Kent displays also commercializes and sells the eWriter technology under its brand Boogie Board in a multitude of global retail markets.
Boogie Board eWriters have been in existence since 2010 and have become ubiquitous when it comes to electronic writing with the most natural feel of handwriting. Kent displays is using the market success in consumer retail and introducing the eWriter technology in other OEM markets including consumer electronics, mobile electronics accessories, security, healthcare, and education.
Kent Displays was founded in 1993 by Professor Bill Doane of the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University and William Manning of Manning and Napier, Rochester New York. Years of development have gone into commercialization of the cholesteric display technology. Over the course of many years Kent Displays has developed expertise in supply chain of flexible crystal films, roll to roll manufacturing, as well as materials, process, and devices. The world’s first roll to roll manufacturing line dedicated to bistable cholesteric displays was installed in 2008. Today Kent Displays runs two complete roll to roll manufacturing lines dedicated to flexible eWriter display technology mass production. Future expansions are in development to service the growing eWriter demands.
We are Kent Displays, the makers of Boogie Board. We strive to redefine the writing experience through both technology & design.
Our people are the key to our success. We believe in a family-first work environment that allows great ideas to flourish. Our technologies & products improve the way people communicate, learn, play, & work. We pledge to contribute to our community through good corporate citizenship, our employees, & our products.
Our brands will be recognized across the globe for the innovative product experience & delightful consumer interactions they spark. Our technologies & manufacturing leadership will inspire strategic partnerships that bring even more breakthrough ideas to life.
Joel Domino, President, Interim co-CEO
Joel Domino first joined Kent Displays at its founding Chief Financial Officer in 1993, becoming the company’s President in 2002.
Asad Khan, CTO, Interim co-CEO
Dr. Asad Khan joined the company in 1995, and holds more than 20 U.S. and international patents in cholesteric materials and displays.
Justin Kalvitz, Sr. VP of Global Commercial Business
Justin Kalvitz joined Kent Displays Inc. at the beginning of 2015.
J. William Doane, PhD Senior Advisor
Dr. Doane is a world renowned expert in the field of liquid crystal materials and devices. Together with William Manning of Manning Ventures of Rochester, NY, they co-founded Kent Displays, Inc. in 1993.