Color Kinetics Inc. today announced the charter members of its newly formed Board of Advisors. The Board is comprised of industry and academic leaders whose broad knowledge and experience will help Color Kinetics achieve continued success in the fast growing market for solid-state illumination--a disruptive technology that's increasingly shaping the future of the $40 billion global lighting industry.

The charter members announced today 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)

  • 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. "Our ability to attract this world-class group of business and technology leaders is testament to Color Kinetics' role in advancing the growth and adoption of solid-state illumination technologies. 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."