Dick Comber to Retire as VP of Technical Operations; Jonathan Kuo to Assume Role

Company Contact: Kimberly Lanfersieck
Director of Administration & Finance
KES, Incorporated
(858) 292-0922 ext.206
E-mail: kimberly@kes.com

SAN DIEGO, CA - After 7 years working devotedly as KES Inc.’s Vice President of Technical Operations, Dick Comber is set to retire on August 1, 2017. He will continue to support KES Inc. as the Senior Advisor to the CEO. Prior to his role as Vice President of Technical Operations, Dick Comber served as Director of Installation and Integration.

“I’ve come to depend on Dick not only for the excellent leadership he provides for KES but also for his vast wisdom and knowledge in general; Dick will always be a part of the KES family.” said John Yi, Founder and CEO and KES, Inc.

Jonathan Kuo will transition into the role of VP of Technical Operations. In merging the roles of Corporate Strategy and Technical Operations, Jonathan will leverage over 20 years of program/project management skills, engineering background, process improvement experience, and business development experience to continue KES’ projected growth. Jonathan Kuo has been recently working closely on program level matters and is well positioned to provide a seamless transition with no disruption to our government customers. With KES’ aggressive projected growth KES is re-aligning itself to best plan, prepare and successfully execute on current and future work.

“Jonathan is the perfect person to not only transition to VP of Tech Ops, but to bring well-honed process & growth strategy to our planned growth”, said Yi. “I have full confidence that Jonathan will continue to be an effective leader within KES.”

Jonathan Kuo joined KES Inc. as Director of Strategic Iniatives and was quickly promoted to VP of Corporate Strategy in the last 2 years. Jonathan has over 20 years' experience in the San Diego Defense Industry. In his previous role at KES Inc., Jonathan Kuo was instrumental in KES’ ISO 9001 certification as well as driving business development processes.

About KES Incorporated

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 www.kes.com