"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. Chairman and sole shareholder of the 1000 employee firm, Ken is also Chairman of eQuorum Corporation, a private software company.
A registered Professional Engineer in 21 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, three Byers Professorships in the school of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Byers Men's and Women's Tennis Scholarships at Georgia Tech. He serves as a trustee of the Georgia Tech Foundation. In 2013, he funded the Ken Byers Tennis Complex at GT. 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. Ken was inducted into the Technology Hall of Fame of Georgia in 2010, and is a past Chairman of the SciTrek Museum, Atlanta's former science and technology museum. Also in 2010, he received the Robinson Alumni Leadership Award (Lifetime Achievement) from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. In 2016, he received The Joseph Mayo Pettit Distinguished Service Award, Georgia Tech's highest honor.
Ken has been a director and officer of the Rotary Club of Atlanta, and he enjoys tennis, running, and amateur radio (K4TEA) in his leisure time.