2 March 2011

Kyma CEO named Triangle Top 50 Entrepreneur

Kyma Technologies Inc of Raleigh, NC, USA, which provides crystalline gallium nitride (GaN) and aluminum nitride (AlN) materials and related products and services, says that its president & CEO Dr Keith Evans, has been named by the Triangle Business Leader Magazine as a 2011 Triangle Top 50 Entrepreneur.

Picture: Kyma’s president & CEO Keith Evans.

Evans joined Kyma in January 2005 as its third CEO after the firm closed on a small C-round investment. Since then, without any additional equity financing, he has led the company through a series of events, including the development of several key strategic partnerships, restructuring of its senior debt, reinvention of the management team, multiple acquisitions, and major diversification of the product line. Kyma transitioned to profitability in 2007 and has remained profitable ever since.

Evans credits the award to the team at Kyma and the Raleigh–Durham Research Triangle Park’s business-supportive community, including the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the NC Board of Science and Technology and its NC Green Business Fund, the NC Department of Commerce, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and both US Representative David Price and US Senator Kay Hagan.

The Triangle’s Top 50 Entrepreneurs awards are sponsored by Business Leader Media, which publishes the Triangle Business Leader Magazine. Business Leader Media limited the award criteria to include only leaders who have made a significant impact on the Triangle business community. The winners are being honored at a ceremony in Raleigh on 3 March, and will be featured in the March issue of Business Leader Magazine.

This is the third regional award that Kyma has received in less than a year. Last summer, Kyma was named by private, non-profit organization CED (formerly The Council for Entrepreneurial Development) as a 'North Carolina Company to Watch'. Last September, chief technology officer Dr Edward Preble was named by Business Leader Media as a ‘Triangle Mover and Shaker’.

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Kyma CTO selected for ‘Triangle Mover and Shaker’ award

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