Kent Displays Names Asad Khan as Chief Executive Officer
KENT, OHIO – Kent Displays Inc., today announced that the company’s Board of Directors has appointed Asad Khan as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Khan’s CEO appointment comes after over 23 years with the company. Serving Chief Technology Officer since 2009, his technology leadership helped the company become the global leader in eWriter display technology and the makers of Boogie Board®, the world’s number one electronic writing tablet.
“Millions of our American manufactured liquid crystal displays and films are now sold in mass retail, online, and thousands of specialty stores throughout the world. Dr. Khan’s track record as both a technologist and business leader have been key to that success,” says the company’s President and CFO, Joel Domino. “I’m humbled to lead the incredible team at Kent Displays,” said Khan. “Built on the strength of our technology, our people, and our brand, we see no reason why there can’t be a Kent Displays-made eWriter device on every desk, in every home, and in every play space in the world. That’s the spirit we put into our work every single day.”
About Asad Khan, CEO
During his long career with Kent Displays as Chief Technology Officer, 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.
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. Khan is also adjunct Professor of Chemical Physics at the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University.
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, Khan won the coveted prize for Industrial Physics from the American Physical Society.