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A Scientist and an Entrepreneur—Some lessons learned: Al Green, former CEO, Kent Displays

by Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship

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Wed, Aug 26, 2020

1 PM – 2 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Join us on August 26 at 1 p.m. via Zoom as part of the Case Western Reserve University Entrepreneurship Series for a Roundtable Discussion with Al Green, Ph.D, former CEO, Kent Displays. He will discuss his experience serving as the CEO of Kent Displays, where he guided the organization's transformation from a research-focused licensing company to a consumer product development, manufacturing and marketing powerhouse. Other topics will include large company dynamics and more.

Green is the founder and CEO of AMG Consulting Group, which works with organizations going through transformative change. Green joined Kent Displays, a global leader of a unique eWriter display technology and maker of the Boogie Board, as its CEO in 2007. He served as CEO until the end of 2018 and is now an advisor to the company's Board of Directors. Prior to joining Kent Displays, he was the Vice President and Manager of the Applied Sciences Division at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), a Fortune 500 technology integrator. Green is a member of the Board of Directors for JumpStart Inc and Team NEO and serves on the Business Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. 

This conversation will be facilitated by Case Western Reserve University student Erol Balkovic (CWR '22), who is pursuing his BS in Engineering Physics and Computer Science.

To join the Zoom Webinar follow this link  https://cwru.zoom.us/j/96338621707?pwd=Y0VBYm01M0RQdlNVWjJOZHE0aG1DQT09.

We will also be broadcasting this roundtable and future roundtables to LinkedIn Live on CWRU Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship's LinkedIn page on August 26 at 1 p.m.

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Albert Green

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Dr. Albert Green is the Founder and CEO of AMG Consulting Group, which focuses on technology scouting and commercialization, technology-based economic development, international business development and executive mentoring. AMG Consulting Group is a diversity, equity and inclusion evangelist and change agent. AMG Consulting uses its 30+ years of experience and vast network to assist organizations that seek to use technology-based innovation to augment or change their business in exciting new ways. Prior to founding AMG consulting, Dr. Green was the CEO of Kent Display, Inc (KDI). During his tenure as CEO, KDI invented and brought to market a new consumer product category, the eWriter, KDI had an average annual revenue growth rate of 22% from his arrival in 2007 until his departure in 2018. First launched in 2010 under KDI’s ‘Boogie Board’ brand, millions have been sold in over 30 countries around the world. The products are used in business, education, healthcare, military, and around the home. As CEO of KDI, Dr. Green transformed the company from an R&D focused licensing company to a product focused consumer packaged goods company with a global supply chain, sales, marketing and distribution. He led the construction of the first roll-to-roll LCD manufacturing line in the world, which is based in Kent, OH. This advanced manufacturing technique utilizes flexible plastic material to enable high volume, low cost, LCD-based eWriter products. The company currently operates 3 manufacturing lines in Kent, OH.



Dr. Green advocates nationally for U.S. manufacturing. He served on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Manufacturing Council, the principal private sector body advising the Secretary of Commerce on manufacturing. He currently serves on Senator Sherrod Brown’s Ohio Export Advisory Group.  He has worked hard to rewrite the perception of Northeast Ohio’s rust belt manufacturing “from the “3 D’s” to the “3 H’s “ - from dirty, dark, and dangerous to high tech, high paying, and high value.  Dr. Green also drives local economic advocacy by serving on the Board of Directors for TeamNEO, JumpStart, The Kent State University Research Corporation, Cuyahoga Community College Board of Visitors, BRITE Energy Innovators, and served a member of the Cleveland Innovation Project Steering Committee. In addition, he also serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland’s Business Advisory Council and the Greater Cleveland Partnership’s Manufacturing Council.



Prior to joining Kent Displays, Dr. Green was Vice President and division Manager at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).  He holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University.  He also attended the Executive Summer School at MIT’s Sloan School of Business Administration.  Dr. Green has been awarded 26 patents.


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