KCF Technologies, Inc.
State College, PA 16801, US
Electronics & Instrumentation
KCF Technologies is a technology development company that bridges the gap to commercial success, leveraging strategic partnerships.
Products / Services
Smart Tether is an underwater navigation tether for locating remotely-operated vehicles or divers.
Vibration test equipment
Piezo electric test meters; vibration shakers; power amplifiers
Lower-limb prosthetic components
Various products for lower-limb prosthetic devices, particularly enabling microprocessor limbs
Low-power wireless sensor network for predictive maintenance applications
KCF provides research and development services to the federal government and to commercial entities, specializing in the application of smart material technologies, energy harvesting, sensor technologies, and acoustics/vibration to solve a wide spectrum of issues or customer requirements.
Wireless sensor technologies
IP licensing and OEM supply of wireless sensor technologies to strategic partners for incorporation into their commercial products.
President Executive Officer
Jeremy Frank is the President and co-Founder of KCF Technologies, Inc., an engineering technology company providing innovative solutions in smart material devices, noise and vibration. Dr. Frank earned a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Center for Acoustics and Vibration at Penn State University, researching smart material devices and actuators. Dr. Frank earned an MBA with a focus on cohesive strategy from Penn State University in 2005. Under his leadership, revenues have grown at an average annual rate of over 60 percent since the year 2000, and tripled in the last three years.
Gary Koopmann is a founding principal member of KCF Technologies, Inc., and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. His expertise includes the subjects of active noise and vibration control, optimal design of quiet structures, fluid structural interactions and smart materials-based actuation. Before joining Penn State in 1988, he served for seven years as a research scientist at the US Naval Research Laboratory, seven years on the faculty of ISVR, University of Southampton, U.K. and eleven years as director of the University of Houston’s Laboratory for Sound and Vibration Research. He has received numerous honors throughout his career, the most recent being the Premier Research Award given by the Penn State Engineering Society. In 1999, he was the Rayleigh Lecturer at the International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition in Anaheim, California. In 2000 he gave the E. J. Richards Lecture at the University of Southampton, U.K. and the following year was a
Vice President Operating Officer
David Shannon is the Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for KCF Technologies, Inc., and guides the government program and technology insertion efforts for the company. He is responsible for providing executive leadership and management of strategic business development activities. Prior to joining KCF in 2011, David served as Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development for SAVI Technology, a Lockheed Martin company. At SAVI, he played a lead role in growing wireless sensor sales to the DoD and commercial customers prior to a $400M acquisition by Lockheed in 2006. Prior to joining SAVI, he developed through a series of management and sales roles at International Business Machines. In addition to the government program activities, Mr. Shannon guides the efforts to form strategic partnerships and distribution channels for KCF’s commercial products.
Vice President Technology Officer
Jacob Loverich is the CTO and Director of Research for KCF Technologies. He has been developing electromechanical devices for the past ten years and has focused that last three years on wireless sensors and energy harvesting technologies. This work has spanned secure wireless sensor networks to acoustic sources for filter cleaning to piezoelectric atomizing devices. In his previous position a as a JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) Fellow at Kyoto University in Japan, Dr. Loverich developed a new class of all polymer micropumps and invivo energy harvesting devices. He earned his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the Center for Acoustics and Vibration at Penn State University. His doctoral research work involved novel smart material actuators for aircraft morphing structures. He is currently His professional experience includes working at IBM and Boeing on various projects involving vibration control and isolation.
Managing Director Operations
Richard Geiger is a product design engineer with over 20 years of design experience in Aerospace, Medical, and Consumer Products. Mr. Geiger has been responsible for all facets of product development from conceptualization, design, testing, manufacturing, and service. He has experience designing products utilizing a wide variety of manufacturing processes: rapid prototyping, machining, metal casting, stamping, injection molding, metal and plastic extrusion, long and short fiber composites. Mr. Geiger has authored over 20 US Patents and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Penn State University in Power Electronics.