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About Crown Electrokinetics

Making Every Surface Change

Crown Electrokinetics is a technology startup with a revolutionary new approach to smart or dynamic glass.

Crown is commercializing technology originally developed at HP. The company’s electrokinetic (EK) glass technology is an advancement of HP’s microfluidic technology. This technology offers many advantages over existing dynamic glass solutions -- most importantly, the ability to use a wide variety of colors. The technology is protected by a growing patent portfolio.

The company’s founders are two former senior HP R&D and business development managers, James Douvikas and Tim Koch.

Management Team

Crown Electrokinetics' founders, James Douvikas and Tim Koch, have over 60 years of combined experience in sales/marketing, business, and technology management, mostly with HP.

James Douvikas
Chief Executive Officer

James Douvikas is the Chief Executive Officer of Crown Electrokinetics. Prior to co-founding Crown, he had an extensive 35-year career with HP that included wide-ranging business and management responsibility across multiple HP business units and disciplines: Sales, Marketing, Alliances, Solutions, Manufacturing, and Finance. He created HP MarketVision, ecardfile.com, hp instant contact and has been awarded six patents. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco and a MBA from Notre Dame de Namur University.

Tim Koch
Chief Technology Officer

Tim Koch is the Chief Technology Officer of Crown Electrokinetics. Prior to co-founding Crown, he was in charge of the R&D team at HP that invented electrokinetic (EK) technology. He has over 30 years of engineering and management experience in both technology development and product manufacturing. He holds a BS from Cornell University and a MS from Stanford University, both degrees in Material Science & Engineering. He has also completed an Executive Development Program from the Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management.