George MuellerSSL Industry Key People
George MuellerAs Founder Chairman, Mr. Mueller brings vision and strategic guidance to Color Kinetics and its Board of Directors. He is a seasoned inventor and entrepreneur whose expertise lies in recognizing emerging technologies and creating successful ventures to realize their potential. He co-founded Color Kinetics in 1997 and, serving as Chairman and CEO for eight years, was instrumental in spearheading the company's technical innovation, navigating its growth, and fostering the early adoption of intelligent solid-state lighting across a number of emerging markets.
George is the author of more than 20 patents and several dozen pending applications pertaining to Color Kinetics' core technology. Mr. Mueller has raised eleven rounds of venture capital and public equity totaling more than $100 million. He is a frequent speaker among the academic community and presents regularly at the nation's top business schools, including Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Babson College, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. He was named Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005, named to Boston Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 in 2004, and is recognized as a successful and innovative business leader.
Mr. Mueller graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a dual major in Electrical and Computer Engineering and minor in Fine Art. He worked in Carnegie Mellon's Field Robotics Center and studied at the Graduate School of Industrial Administration before launching his first company, Internet Securities Incorporated (ISI), in 1994. Today ISI delivers news and information on more than 60 key emerging markets through its network of 22 offices throughout Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Company: Philips Color Kinetics
Job Title: Fouder Chairman