"I like to think that Byers Engineering Company conducts its business consistent with the twelve points of the Boy Scout Law." -- Ken Byers, Eagle Scout
Ken Byers founded Atlanta based Byers Engineering Company in 1971 to offer technical services and software products to utilities. President and sole shareowner of the 1000 employee firm, Ken is also a director of The Alpine Group, Inc., a public manufacturing company, and is Chairman of eQuorum Corporation, a private software company.
A registered Professional Engineer in 18 states, Ken earned a BEE (under the co-op program with Southern Bell) and an MSEE from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Georgia State University.
Ken endowed the Byers Eminent Scholar Chair in Optical Networking and three Byers Professorships at Georgia Tech and serves as a trustee of the Georgia Tech Foundation. He is a past director of the Chief Executives Organization and a past Chairman of the Georgia Tech Electrical Engineering Advisory Board.
An active supporter of the Carter Center, he served as Chairman of its Board of Councilors for 2010 and was named a Life Member in 2011. Inducted into the Georgia Technology Hall of Fame in March 2010, Ken is also a past Chairman of the SciTrek Museum, Atlanta's former science and technology museum. Additionally in 2010, he received the Robinson Alumni Leadership Award (Lifetime Achievement) from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.
Ken has been a director and officer of the Rotary Club of Atlanta, and he enjoys tennis, running, and amateur radio (call letters K4TEA) in his leisure time.