Donald Kardon was owner and CEO of BKL, Inc. a Pennsylvania Corporation that developed and patented methods to produce electroluminescence. Using that process his Pennsylvania based company manufactured key components used to backlight products made by Motorola, Ericsson, Samsung, Xerox , Mercedes, Ford and Chrysler. In 2002 he completed the sale of BKL, Inc to a Fortune 500 company. He is a member of the board of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of The Settlement Music School and a former director and member of the governance committee of the Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy (a non-profit organization that provides music and arts therapy to individuals with special needs).
Mr. Kardon is a 1955 graduate of Yale University, pursued postgraduate studies in economics and history at University of Pennsylvania, Temple University and Villanova.