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Jim Von Her

CEO & Founder
Nanotechnology
Zyvex Labs
United States of America

Biography

Jim Von Ehr is the CEO and Founder of Zyvex Labs, LLC. He is also Chairman of the Board of Zyvex Performance Materials, Inc. and Managing Director of Zycraft Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) and Gray Tiger Holdings Ltd. (Hong Kong). He did his schooling in New Buffalo High School (1968), BS in Computer Science from Michigan State University (1972) and BS in Computer Science from Michigan State University (1972). Before founding Zyvex Corporation in 1997, he was the founder, president, chairman and CEO of Altsys Corporation, which developed FreeHand and Fontographer, the first commercially available PostScript drawing program. Altsys was sold to Macromedia in 1995, where he held a seat on the Board of Directors for nearly four years.He received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2003), the Ernest Randall Economic Development Leadership Award from the Richardson (Texas) Chamber of Commerce (2004), Richardson’s Citizen of the Year (2008), and Tech America’s “Texas Legend” award (2009).He has a BS in Computer Science from Michigan State University and an MS in Mathematical Sciences (Computer Science) from the University of Texas at Dallas. In 2004, he was awarded Distinguished Alumni awards from both universities and in 2006 he was awarded the Computer Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award and the Claud Erickson Award (Michigan State University’s highest Engineering Alumni award).

Research Interest

computer science and engineering, mathematical sciences.

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