CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 5, 2018--AKHAN Semiconductor, a technology company specializing in the fabrication and application of lab-grown, electronics-grade diamonds, announced today that Dan Gravelle, has assumed the role of interim Chief Financial Officer of AKHAN Semiconductor, effective June 1, 2018, succeeding Kristie King, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

Gravelle, an accomplished executive with extensive experience transforming businesses around the world, will play a key role in supporting investments the company is making to scale production of its Miraj Diamond® products and introduce innovative approaches that will strengthen its competitive position. He has more than 25 years of start-up and late stage business and financial experience across a number of key areas, including corporate strategy and finance, mergers and acquisitions, treasury and balance sheet management and new business development. He also has a proven track record of driving shareholder value creation, strong financial performance, deal-making and building high-performing teams. Gravelle earned his undergraduate degree from California State University, Chico and his Finance MBA from Golden Gate University.

“We have built a strong executive leadership team, introducing game-changing technology into the global market. We are excited to add Dan’s insight and expertise that will support our company in the next-phase of our strategic plan and in building our global enterprise” said Adam Khan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer. “I look forward to working with him in bridging the ecosystems of Silicon Valley and the Diamond Prairie we are growing in our Northern Illinois headquarters.”

“On behalf of all of us at AKHAN Semiconductor, I want to thank Kristie for her many contributions to the growth and development of our company over the last two years.” said Carl Shurboff, President & Chief Operating Officer at AKHAN. “We wish Kristie great success in her future endeavors.”

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AKHAN is a technology company specializing in the fabrication and application of electronics-grade diamonds as functional semiconductors. AKHAN is headquartered in Gurnee, Lake County, Illinois. Additional information about AKHAN is available on the Company's website at

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