IGNIS announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors
Waterloo, Ontario – April 29, 2015 – IGNIS Innovation Inc. is pleased to announce that it has two new members joining its Board of Directors effective April 21, 2015. The vacancies were created with the departure of Mr. Paul Arsenault and Mr. Keith Bergelt. Both have been long term Members of the Board who have provided great guidance to the company over the years. “We wish to thank both Paul and Keith for their dedication to IGNIS over many years of service” said Tom Kaneb, Chairman of IGNIS.
Joining the Board are two new members Mr. Francis Rushford of Carlsbad California and Mr. Barry Young of Austin Texas.
Mr. Rushford is an Intellectual Property lawyer based in Carlsbad, California. His specialty is creating revenue generation from the deployment and use of Intellectual Property assets. Currently Mr. Rushford acts in three capacities, Partner in the firm of Rushford Bagla Leakakos LLP, a law firm based in Carlsbad California; Managing Director of EverEdge Global IP, a firm specializing in IP consulting and outsourcing; and as Managing Director/Founder of RSL Holdings, a Nevada based Intellectual Property Development Company. He holds a Doctor of Law Degree from New England Law and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
Mr. Young is a well-known figure in the OLED Industry. He is CEO of the OLED Association, where he solves industry-wide issues, such as the development of standards for the OLED display and lighting industries, lobbies local and national governments and tracks progress of the industry. A founder of DisplaySearch, Young is one of the leading authorities on OLEDs and flexible displays, and during his tenure authored DisplaySearch’s OLED, flexible-display, small/medium-display and technology reports. Before joining DisplaySearch, Young was CEO and president of OWL Displays, where he co-developed innovative driver technology for amorphous silicon (a-Si) and polysilicon (p-Si) TFT LCDs, and was awarded key patents for driving low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCDs. Before OWL, he was vice president and general manager of Tandem’s integrity system division. He has also served as managing partner at Booz Allen & Hamilton, executive vice president at Wells Fargo Bank, senior vice president at Citibank and president and CEO of Lexar, an early developer of an all-digital PBX and integrated workstation. Mr. Young was educated at Brooklyn Polytech, CCNY and George Washington University.
“I am delighted to have two members of this caliber join our board as IGNIS continues to expand as an emissive display technology company”, stated Mr. Kaneb, Chairman. “Their respective expertise in revenue generation from the deployment of Intellectual Property Assets and the OLED Industry overall will be extremely valuable to IGNIS.”
IGNIS Innovation is an emissive display technology company that provides external compensation solutions to the AMOLED display industry.