Erwin Kelen has been a successful venture investor for the past decade as president of Kelen Ventures and as a partner in Camir Investments. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Erwin was president and CEO of DataMyte Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of factory data collection systems. Under his leadership, the company posted consistently high revenue growth and was acquired by Allen-Bradley. From 1963 to 1983, Erwin was president, then chairman and CEO, of Electro- Craft Corporation, a manufacturer of precision DC Servomotors and intelligent motion control products. For 20 years the company experienced a 21 percent compound annual growth rate in sales and profits, with $65 million in revenue at its peak. The company was successfully divested in 1980 and eventually became a part of Allen-Bradley/Rockwell International.
Erwin holds an MSEE from the University of Minnesota and a BSEE from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary.
He currently serves on the board of several public and private companies, including CyberOptics and Printronix Inc. Erwin is also an active community member, serving on the boards of the Walker Art Center and the St Paul Chamber Orchestra.
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