Inventor, CEO, Investor & Author
The Real War Against America
Mr. Kingstone started his first fiber optic company in his college dormitory at Stanford University at the age of 19. Super Vision (now Nexxus Lighting, NASDAQ: NEXS) was later established in Orlando, Florida where the first of many fiber optic and LED lighting landmarks worldwide were produced for Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Universal Studios and the Walt Disney Company. During Mr. Kingstone’s tenure as President and CEO, Super Vision has been honored as one of the Top 500 Fastest Growing Technology Companies in the United States, Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the State of Florida, Top 100 Companies for Working Families in Central Florida and was selected as Industry of the Year Award in Orange County.
Brett Kingstone has been awarded 12 U.S. Patents and more than 27 foreign patents on fiber optic and LED lighting technology and has authored three books: The Real War Against America, START Magazine/Specialty Publishing 2005 (Introduction written by Congressman Ric Keller), The Student Entrepreneurs Guide, McGraw-Hill, 1990 (Introduction written by Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics) and The Dynamos, John Wiley & Sons, 1987 (Introduction Written by Arthur Lipper III author and former Publisher of Venture Magazine). He also published during college: Wake Me When the Semester’s Over which he later sold to Ballantine Books, a division of Random House.
In September of 2002, Mr. Kingstone and his company won the largest jury verdict, $42 million, in the history of the State of Florida for an intellectual property crime. The case against a group of counterfeiters based in Shanghai, China took three years to bring to civil trial and was also pursued by the FBI. Mr. Kingstone is a regular lecturer at FBI domain programs on industrial espionage throughout the U.S. and a member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Civilian Review Board. He is also the founder of Max King Realty Ltd., a developer of industrial and commercial properties in Orlando, Florida where he continues to serve as President. Max King Realty was honored in 2006 by Governor Jeb Bush as the Top 100 Growth Companies in Florida and from 2006 – 2009 by the Orlando Business Journal as one of the Top 20 Commercial Property Developers in Central Florida. Max King Realty/KFLP takes pride its investment in the community which include contributions to the “Castle of Miracles” for Give Kids the World, Gold Sponsorship of the Annual Orange County Law Enforcement (LEO) Awards, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Golden Rule Foundation, FBI Agents Association, Shepard’s Hope Foundation, Boy Scouts of America, Chabad of Southwest Orlando and the Orange County Public Schools. In 2007 Max King Realty donated the world’s largest globe, which formally was a landmark in New York’s Times Square, to Give Kids the World to celebrate their 20th year anniversary.
Brett has been honored by Citibank and Ernst & Young as Orange County Florida Technology Entrepreneur of the Year, the Orlando Business Journal as one of the Top 40 Businesspeople in the Orlando Community under the age of 40, the Central Florida Innovation Corporation with the Dr. W. Judson King Memorial Award for Entrepreneurship and by the Central Florida Society of Financial Service Professionals with the Greater Orlando Business Ethics Award. He enjoys running, surfing, skiing and karate and lives in Orlando, Florida with his son Max and daughter Victoria.
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