Kurt has a long history of innovation and commercialization in a number of diverse areas. He has led product development and commercialization activities at several companies, including CSMO, a local self-founded incubator company and The Knockout Group, Inc. (the exclusive developer and marketer of George Foreman’s Knock-Out(R) line of non-toxic, people-friendly cleaners and disinfectant) where he was Director of Research. His interest in using specifically tuned wavelengths of light to inactivate microorganisms began when he was Chief Technology Officer of Remote Light, Inc., where he was the principal inventor of the company’s first billion-dollar patent.
Kurt was a Scientist with Burroughs Wellcome Pharmaceuticals Company (now, GlaxoSmithKline NYSE: GSK) where he optimized chemical synthesis and supervised the scale-up and manufacturing of FDA-approved products.
Kurt received a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a BS in Chemistry from North Carolina Central University. He currently serves as a Guest Researcher at North Carolina Central University. Kurt is the named inventor on over 20 patents.