KES CEO John Yi Invited to Participate in SD Daily Transcript-hosted Roundtable Discussion

Company Contact: Kimberly Lanfersieck
Director of Administration & Finance
KES, Incorporated
(858) 292-0922 ext.206

SAN DIEGO, CA – KES Inc. ( founder and CEO, John Yi, was invited to participate in an executive roundtable discussion hosted by the San Diego Daily Transcript along with a small group of prominent leaders of the defense community in San Diego.

The discussion was focused largely around budget cuts in defense spending and explored some of the strategies companies like Lockheed Martin and Boeing as well as small companies like KES and Sentek were using to stay competitive even as DoD contract opportunities diminished. A resounding theme throughout the discussion was a need to be able to adapt to the ever shifting needs of the market.

“These budget issues are impacting companies all through San Diego so I’m honored to have been invited to participate in this roundtable with a group of such distinguished and insightful people,” said Yi. The discussion was held at the offices of the San Diego Daily Transcript on Sept 10, 2013.

About the San Diego Daily Transcript

The Daily Transcript at traces its roots back to the National City Record, which began publishing September 28, 1882. The name evolved through a succession of owners, becoming The Daily Transcript in 1886.In 1909, the Superior Court declared the paper, "A newspaper of general circulation published for the dissemination of local and telegraphic news and intelligence of a general character." Later it became the official newspaper of the City of San Diego. The 1920s saw the evolution of the Transcript into a true business publication and the masthead boldly proclaimed it "The Business Newspaper of Southwestern California. "The Daily Transcript at continues to report on San Diego business news and events under its current owners, the Revelle-Scripps family, a family with a long history of involvement in San Diego land development, business and philanthropic ventures. The family-owned company "CALCOMCO" acquired the newspaper in 1986.

About KES Inc.

Koam Engineering Systems Inc., is an employee owned small business with highly qualified staff specializing in technology innovation and systems integration by combining innovative products and reliable engineering services. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in San Diego, California, KES has in-depth experience and knowledge and a dedicated team of professionals. The company provides services in systems engineering & technical assistance, requirements analysis, software design & development, systems integration & testing, independent verification & validation, and operational & logistic support. For further information on KES, please visit