Ken located to Boise, Idaho in 1989 as a PC product support engineer for Micron Technology. He was instrumental in helping Micron diversify memory components into memory cards, video cards and onboard cache used in the early personal computer and server markets. His technical knowledge of systems architecture landed him the opportunity as a co-founder of Edge Technology in Nampa, Idaho as the first non-wholly owned subsidiary of Micron Technology. Utilizing only $100K in initial start-up capital, Ken won the coveted PC Magazine Editors Choice and front cover for its first nationally reviewed desktop PC in January, 1991. The company changed its name to Micron Computers and thru an acquisition of Zeos International in 1995, became Micron Electronics with sales of over $2.5B and 2,500 employees.
As a driver of PC and server technologies, Ken founded Fiberpipe, Inc in January 2000 as an Internet Services company with emphasis on VOIP technology. Under his leadership, Ken identified the need for Fiberpipe to design and built out its first carrier class data center infrastructure in October, 2000 to house the first converged managed Cisco certified network in the state of Idaho. His early vision was that networks and data will grow at a rate that will require infrastructure to be closer to the delivery devices. Through this knowledge, vision and leadership, Ken has transformed the company over the past 16 years into an owner/operator of “state-of-the-art” data center colocation facilities with 100% reliability.
As one of the best and safest places to work, Ken and his family enjoy all that Boise offers from biking, skiing, hiking, boating, hunting and fishing. He is also active in the community and local charities.
He has over 30 years experience in personal computer and related technologies, holds a U.S. Patent on symmetrical processing, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona.