KES Inc. CEO John Yi invited to speak on Employee Ownership at Ignite 2019 Conference held by UC San Diego

Company Contact: Erica Tofson
VP of Human Resources and Administrative Operations
KES, Incorporated
(858) 292-0922 ext.217

SAN DIEGO, CA., February 19, 2019 - KES Inc. ( Founder, CEO & Chairman, John Yi, has been invited to speak at UC San Diego's Ignite 2019 Conference which connects UCSD students with business leaders from the Southern California and Baja California areas. Yi will specifically be speaking on Employee Ownership and his personal experience with structuring an employee ownership program within KES Inc. The event will be held over two days beginning on Wednesday, February 20 and ending the following day. Yi will be speaking in the Eleanor Roosevelt College Room (ERC Room) on Wednesday, February 20, at 4:00PM.

"I believe that encouraging your employees to become true stakeholders within an organization can have profound effects not only on company culture but also on overall efficiency, communication and the quality of work," said Yi. "I'm excited to share my experiences and thoughts with the students at the conference."

About Ignite

Ignite is UC San Diego’s flagship innovation conference for risk-takers, rule-breakers, and changemakers. The annual event connects campus and community for two days of jam-packed networking and entrepreneurial learning.

In two years, Ignite @ UC San Diego has brought together more than 2800 innovative and entrepreneurial minds from across the Cali-Baja and from 8 states and 10 countries. There have been 102 pitches in the competitions at Ignite with more than $58,000 in cash prizes awarded and more than $1,500,000+ in-kind services given to competitors and all attendees.

About KES Incorporated

Koam Engineering Systems Inc., is a minority 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 (