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Richard Johnson
Associate Vice President at Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation; Lexington, KY

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Rick Johnson is an Associate Vice president at Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation. At KSTC Rick oversees the Kentucky Innovation Network and Idea State U business plan competition for the Cabinet for Economic Development. Previously Rick ran two closely held electronic manufacturing companies and divisions of two publicly traded electronic manufacturing companies. Rick started his career as a design engineer and progressed into engineering management, sales management and then general management. Rick has experience in the telecommunications, petrochemical, security, transportation, components, electronic sensing and capital equipment markets. Rick holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from UCLA. Rick has been awarded four U.S. patents.