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Kent Displays

Founded in 1993 as the result of a joint venture between Kent State University and Manning Ventures, Kent Displays, Inc. is a world leader in the research, development and manufacture of Reflex™ liquid crystal displays for unique, sustainable applications. Our revolutionary Reflex LCDs retain an image without power and offer superior optical characteristics including sunlight-readability and wide viewing angles.

In October 2008, Kent Displays installed a new roll-to-roll production line at our headquarters in Kent, Ohio, U.S.A. to mass produce Reflex LCDs from rolls of plastic. The line is the first of its kind in the world and produces no waste water/chemicals and less solvent emissions than sheet-based processes. The flexibility, durability and exceptional thinness of our plastic displays, combined with no power image retention and superior optical characteristics, result in a versatile, environmentally-friendly alternative to traditional paper and backlit LCDs – with nearly endless applications!

Join Kent Displays’ commitment to sustainability through technology innovation. Think Green. Be Green. Push Green™.

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Executive Team
Albert M. Green, CEO

Albert M. Green, PhD
CEO

Dr. Green joined Kent Displays as CEO in June 2007. Prior to joining the company, Dr. Green was vice president and manager of the Applied Sciences Division at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). During his tenure of 13 years at SAIC, Dr. Green held several key positions including senior scientist, program manager and business unit chief scientist.

Dr. Green received a PhD in physics from Stanford University and a B.S. in physics from the University of Chicago. He holds more than 25 patents in the areas of display technologies and advanced materials.

Joel Domino, President and CFO

Joel Domino
President & CFO

Joel Domino joined Kent Displays as chief financial officer at its inception in 1993. In 2003, Domino became the company’s president. Prior to joining Kent Displays, Mr. Domino held various positions at Ball Corporation of Muncie, Indiana from 1982-1993. This included director of strategic planning, and chief financial officer of Madera Glass Company, a $100 million joint venture subsidiary.

Asad Khan, V.P. Technology

Asad Khan, PhD
CTO

As Chief Technology Officer at Kent Displays, Dr. Khan's focus activities include authoring the development framework for Reflex technology to meet the overall company strategic plan, directing a growing internal team of scientists in the implementation of the framework, and playing the lead role in managing various strategic relationships with suppliers and joint development partners.

Dr. Khan joined the company in 1995, and holds more than ten U.S. patents in cholesteric materials and displays. He also is an author of numerous technical publications in liquid crystals.

Dr. Khan received a B.A. in physics from The College of Wooster. From Kent State University, Dr. Khan received an M.S. in physics and a PhD in chemical physics from the Liquid Crystal Institute. He also holds an adjunct faculty position at the University.

Taesun Cha, Vice President, Operations

Taesun Cha,
Vice President, Operations

Taesun Cha joined Kent Displays in 2009. He was named a member of the executive team in 2010. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Cha had over 25 years of broad global experience in business development, strategic planning, finance, marketing, and operations. He has held leadership positions in various multinational technology-based companies, including TRW, Inc. and Ferro Corporation, where he led business strategy, drove profit growth and improved productivity. Early in his career, he was also in R&D at Perkin-Elmer and Polaroid.

Mr. Cha received a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

J. William Doane, CTO
  • Kent Displays Cofounder
  • Director Liquid Crystal Institute Kent State University 1983-1996
  • Slottow-Owaki Prize for Display Education

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.

Dr. J. William Doane, was the director of the world-renowned Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State University from 1983-1996 and led the effort during that time to establish the National Science Foundation Center for Advanced Liquid Crystalline Optical Materials (ALCOM).

As an active member of the international science community, he has held visiting appointments and maintained cooperative research programs in several countries. Dr. Doane was instrumental in formalizing the International Liquid Crystal Society and served as the organization's first treasurer from 1990-1996.

Dr. Doane was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1982 and retired from the Kent State University in 1996 after a 31-year teaching and administrative career. Dr. Doane most recent award was the first ever presentation of the Slottow-Owaki Prize for Display Education at the Society for Information Display's 2007 annual conference.