John Kang of Liquidmetal Technologies Inc. graduated from Harvard University in 1985 with a degree in AB Economics. His first foray into business was as a business consultant for Bain & Co., but it didn’t take him long to find a gem in the Medical Manager Corporation.
By 1994, John Kang became the president of Medical Manager Corporation and lead the healthcare information technology company through rapid growth. From its humble beginnings in a single office, John Kang took the company public within three years, in 1997. Medical Manager Corporation then became the most widely used physician based information technology company in the U.S. with more than 190,000 physician users.
In the year 2000, Medical Manager Corporation and its subsidiary, CareInsite, were part of the largest merger/acquisition in the medical technology industry when it merged with WebMD in the year 2000. The deal was valued at $5 Billion.
Since then, John Kang has gone on to become the Chairman of Liquidmetal Technologies Inc, during which time the company entered license agreements with Apple Inc., The Swatch Group, HEAD, and LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) among other companies. Each company is given exclusive rights to the use of Liquidmetal Technology’s amorphous metal alloys within its industry.
The company’s first mass-produced item was a part of a golf club for Rawlings, which took advantage of the metal’s unique to sustain bounce height while retaining its original form despite continued stress.
Lead by John Kang, Liquidmetal Technologies Inc. also had its IPO on the NASDAQ in 2002.
Today, Kang is taking the amorphous alloy industry global by forming partnerships with innovative companies and manufacturing facilities abroad, as Chairman of LM Group Holdings, Inc. since 2015.
John Kang, Liquidmetal has been a businessman for over 30 years. To date, he has two patents filed under his name. Namely, a Temperature Regulated Vessel and Fiber-containing Composites.