MEET THE FOUNDERS OF KCF TECHNOLOGIES

Dr. Jeremy Frank

Dr. Jeremy Frank

Co-Founder and CEO

KCF exists to solve problems with smarts, grit, and drive through the convergence of technology and people to transform American industry. Our IoT platform and cutting-edge technology, tenacious team, and a proven 10X ROI for our customers uniquely positions us to do that better than anyone else. We are relentlessly focused on our customers and their long-term success, being a private and employee-owned company with no outside investors. The long-term model also helps us attract and retain the most talented engineers and technology developers, the core source of our value.”

CURRENT BOARDS AND ADVISORY ROLES

  • Pumps System Matter
  • Asme Industrial Advisory Board
  • Penn State Launchbox and Hedy’s Garage

AWARDS

  • Penn State Alumni Achievement Award (2011)

PREVIOUS BOARDS

  • Hydraulic Institute
    • Board Member and VP of Knowledge and Education (2012-2017)
  • Innovative Manufacturers Center
    • Board Member (2012-2018)
  • Eden Hill Conservancy
    • Board Member (2010-2016)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • Ford Global Engineering Awards
    • 2019 Keynote Speaker
  • Penn State College of Engineering Research Symposium
    • 2019 Keynote Speaker
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week 2017
    • Launchbox Keynote Speaker
Professor Gary Koopmann

Professor Gary Koopmann

Dr. Gary Koopmann, P.E. Co-founder and Senior Technologist, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University

“The genesis of KCF Technologies is based on a simple concept. By developing and applying what became known as ‘IoT’ technologies to industrial needs, we could capture an untapped market in remote machine health monitoring. Once our advanced sensing and wireless technology were adapted by industries, it was evident that these same industries needed assistance for data analytics and follow-up actions. Accordingly, we created specialized ‘Sentry Teams’ to interact closely with companies to optimize their operations. These teams are buttressed with highly innovative Analytics Teams that adopt the latest technologies such as AI and Cloud Computing. With outstanding leadership in planning, marketing, and modern production methods, KCF is favorably positioned to help US industries transform themselves to meet the increasing needs of this century.  The benefits are manifold: providing safer working environments, reduced energy costs and downtime, and in general, creating a better world for all of us to live in.”   

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University 
  • Inaugural Professor and Chair of International Cooperation, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Director and Founder, Center for Acoustics and Vibration, Penn State University
  • Visiting Professor, Deutsche Forschungs-und Versuchsanstalt fur Luft-und Raumfahrt, Berlin, Germany, BRD
  • Research Scientist and Engineer – US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Research Publication Award – US Naval Research Laboratory  
  • Deutscher Akademischer Ausauschdienst Scholar, Federal Republic of Germany   
  • Outstanding Alumnus Award, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska
  • Premier Research Award, Penn State Engineering Society 
  • Rayleigh Lecture, International Mechanical Engr. Conference and Exposition
  • Per Bruel Gold Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • J. Richards Lecture, Institute for Sound and Vibration Research, England

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  •  Acoustical Society of America – Fellow
  •  American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fellow
  • Texas Society of Professional Engineers 1980-present
  • Alexander von Humboldt Senior Research Fellow, Federal Republic of Germany 

BUSINESS EXPERIENCE

  • Co-founder, KCF Technologies 
  • Senior Technologist, Chairman of the Board, KCF Technologies

KCF LEADERSHIP TEAM

Jacob Loverich

Jacob Loverich

Chief Technology Officer

Lou Romano

Lou Romano

Chief Operating Officer

Ben Lawrence

Ben Lawrence

Chief Business Officer

Mark Fetterolf

Mark Fetterolf

Senior VP of Operations

Jennifer Mitchell

Jennifer Mitchell

VP of People Operations

Blake Bonfanti

Blake Bonfanti

VP of Customer Strategy

Dave Kraige

Dave Kraige

VP of Advanced Solutions

Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards

VP of Engineering

Luke Massaro

Luke Massaro

VP of Finance and Accounting

Montana Morris

Montana Morris

VP of Product Strategy

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In the Heart of Happy Valley.

336 S Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801

1 (814) 867-4097, Ext. 1

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