Kent Displays, Inc. Appoints Joel Domino and Asad Khan as Interim co-CEO
KENT, OHIO (December 3, 2018) – Kent Displays Inc., today announced that the company’s Board of Directors has appointed Joel Domino and Dr. Asad Khan as Interim co-CEOs. They will together assume day-to-day leadership of the company — the global leader in eWriter display technology and makers of Boogie Board®, the world’s number one electronic writing tablet,
The news endcaps a year of strong business for the company — including robust sales growth, the launch of a new manufacturing line, and significant growth in its workforce. “It has been my distinct pleasure to serve as CEO at Kent Displays,” said Dr. Albert Green, who announced that he’ll be stepping down as CEO in order to pursue other endeavors.
The Board of Directors is commencing a search for a new CEO. In the meantime, Joel Domino (President) and Dr. Asad Khan (CTO) will continue their leadership as the company’s Interim co-CEOs, effective immediately. The long-serving executives have both been with Kent Displays for over 20 years, supporting senior management in all key operational, functional, and strategic decisions.
“With millions sold to date, Boogie Board is by far the global category leader in eWriter technology, and 2018 shows that it’s been yet another year of growth,” said Domino, interim co-CEO. “We’re growing our workforce, working hard, and doing a great job managing the growth so far, much to the credit of this incredible team and eleven years of leadership under Dr. Green.”
About Joel Domino, President & Interim co-CEO
Joel Domino’s role as interim co-CEO comes as a natural extension of his well-established leadership role as Kent Display’s long-serving President. Domino’s expertise in financial planning, strategy, and operations management has been pivotal in driving the company’s incredibly fast growth since launching its Boogie Board brand in 2010, including a long streak of year-over-year annual revenue growth averaging over 30%.
Domino first joined Kent Displays at its founding Chief Financial Officer in 1993, becoming the company’s President in 2002.
Prior to joining Kent Displays, Domino held executive-level positions at Madera Glass Company, a $100 million joint venture subsidiary of Ball Corporation. Domino also currently serves as a Director for Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange-traded money management firm with over $23 Billion in client assets.
Domino also serves on the regional Ohio Means Jobs Workforce Board. He has a B.A. in Accounting from Mount Union College and a M.B.A. from California State University.
About Dr. Asad Khan, CTO & Interim co-CEO
Dr. Asad Khan, interim co-CEO, is also the company’s Chief Technical Officer. In his long career with Kent Displays, Dr. Khan has overseen the product development, engineering, quality, manufacturing, and research and development functions. For over 23 years, his expertise has been instrumental in many of the company’s key strategic planning decisions and many of its most transformational business interactions.
Dr. Khan holds more than 20 U.S. and international patents and is a co-inventor on several pending U.S. and foreign patents on cholesteric materials and displays, and is the author of numerous technical publications in liquid crystals. Dr. Khan is also adjunct Professor of Chemical Physics at the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University.
Dr. Khan is a member of the Society for Information Displays and the Society for Optical Engineering. He holds a B.S. in Physics from the College of Wooster, an M.S. in Physics from Kent State University, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University.
In 2017, Dr. Khan won the coveted prize for Industrial Physics from the American Physical Society.