KES Inc. was founded in 1994 by John S. Yi, to better serve the information systems needs of the United States Navy as well as other branches of the U.S. military and other agencies of the U.S. Government. During the past 21 years, KES has grown over 33% annually. Mr. Yi, a Korean-American immigrant, has served the U.S. Government since 1986 and thoroughly understands the business of government contracting.
KES has exceptional employee-owners who provide highly-skilled information technology and logistics services to a variety of government and commercial customers. KES owes much of its success to Yi's well-honed business philosophy, ever cognizant of his vision of a company that focuses equally on its customers, employees-owners and management.
That philosophy has proved rewarding, as Yi has attracted such customers and partners as DARPA, SPAWAR, SPAWAR Systems Center, the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, ARINC, Booz-Allen & Hamilton, CACI, Computer Sciences Corporation and his former employers, Galaxy Scientific Corporation and General Dynamics.
Additional kudos came in 2003 when KES was named as one of the Fast 50 technology companies in San Diego County by Deloitte & Touche four years in a row and as a Fast 500 Technology Company in North America. This recognition served as confirmation not only of KES's business success but more importantly, as validation of Yi's original vision that taking care of customers as well as employees better is the best way for a company to conduct business.
As it has grown, KES has attracted experienced and proven professionals with extensive backgrounds in engineering and computer science. This specialized talent pool allows KES to participate in a highly competitive marketplace where a complete understanding of major program management, software and engineering design, implementation, systems integration, test, systems implementation, database design, network integration and software development are all required to provide customers with effective solutions.