Color Kinetics has announced the charter members of its newly formed board of advisors, comprised of industry and academic leaders whose knowledge and experience will help Color Kinetics in its quest for continued success in the fast-growing market for solid-state illumination.

The charter members are: Michael Ahearn, managing director, Conley and Company; Clayton Christensen, Robert and Jane Cizik professor of business administration, Harvard Business School (academic focus: technology and operations management); John Cronin, chairman and CEO, ipCapital Group, Inc.; Das Narayandas, associate professor, Harvard Business School (academic focus: business marketing); Jeffry Timmons, professor, Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College (academic focus: entrepreneurship); and Richard Vitkus, former senior vice president and general counsel, Zenith Electronics Corporation.

“We're thrilled to extend the bench strength of Color Kinetics' management team, distinguished board of directors, and rock-solid group of investors with the diverse talents of our new board of advisors,” said George Mueller, Color Kinetics chairman and CEO. “We look forward to tapping their collective insight and experience to help advance and strengthen our intellectual property efforts, uncover new market opportunities, and develop strategic partnerships.”