bios

Kenneth Zee

​Director

Crown Company Limited

​Star Products Co., Ltd.

Born in Yokohama, Japan 1962

Kenneth graduated with Bachelor's of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with minor in Polymer Science from University of Southern California (USC) in 1984.  He continued his study at USC and earned his Master's degree in Manufacturing Engineering in 1985. He is a member of Omega Chi Episilon, Chemical Engineering Honor Society.

Kenneth has worked for Chevron Inc. (www.chevron.com) for a total of 24 years starting as a process engineering in Caltex Oil Japan K.K. in 1987. He was selected as NISSA Project (Japan Saudi Joint Project) team member representing Chevron during 1991-1992. He was transferred to Hong Kong office in 1993 and created new businesses and joint ventures for Chevron China in asphalt, molten/pelletised sulphur, paraffin wax, and petro-stations.  

Kenneth took early retirement from Chevron in 2010 to look after wheel-chair bound ageing parents. He found his parents becoming emotionally discouraged from their limited immobility of caring for their own daily needs, especially his mother unable to wash her paralysed contracted hands ever since she had subarachnoid haemorrhage in 1996.  

 

Kenneth searched globally for solutions and could not find a solution. So Kenneth decided to design them.

With his engineering background, Kenneth invented his own line of products that could benefit his parents.  He has acquired two patents jointly with his first son, Vincent Zee in 2019 and another patent in 2020 jointly with his two sons.  The inventions are focused on 1) mixing device with spray to disinfect viruses and bacterias, 2) sink for handicap persons assisting in personal hygiene while being  gentle to the skin, and 3) mega blister pack design.​

Patent No. 6493600  Mixing Container Device with Spray

特許 6493600  混合用容器およびそれを備えたスプレー容器

Patent No. 6493613   Hand/Finger Cleaning Device 

特許 6493613  手指自動洗浄装置

Patent No. 6717513  Packing Device to Assist Acurate Mixing 

特許6717513  個包装容器開封補助具および混合容器およびこれらのための個包装容器

​Kenneth is now working on his fourth patent to be submitted in March 2021 on New Generation Hyprochlorous Acid Water.  

​Contact e-mail: kmzee@starproducts.com.hk

Yuji Hirai

​Senior Executive Advisor, Crown Company Limited 

​& Star Products Co., Ltd.

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Born in Tokyo, Japan 1947

Mr. Hirai graduated from Keio University with Bachelor of Law in 1971 and joined Koa Oil Company Limited (a company which belongs to the JXTG Group) the same year.

​He has worked for JXTG Group (www. http://global.eneos.com/world/)  total of 35 years until his retirement in 2005. His expertise was strategic planning and was project leader of group leader of company's

competitive enhancement projects.  

 

In 2008, he has obtained policy secretary qualification and worked as secretary to member of Japanese House of Representatives, whom later became the Miniter of Justice.  In 2010, he was named CEO of Retina Information Diagnostics Research Institute.   Mr. Hirai currently holds two patents relating to imaging system in Japan.  

特許5835264 「無散瞳眼底撮影システムと無散瞳眼底撮影方法」

Patent 5835264  Non-mydriasis fundus photography system and non-mydriasis fundus photography method

特許6090505 「眼底画像解析システムとそのプログラム」

Patent 6090505 "Fundus image analysis system and its program"

Kenneth has finally convinced Mr. HIrai to join the sparkling, new start-up brand "Kashikoina"  in 2018. He leads the strategic planning for the company and is also in charge of acquiring  Japanese Government funding for Kashikoina projects in disinfectants. 

​Contact e-mail: yu-hirai@zam.att.ne.jp

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Born in Los Angeles, USA 1954

 

​Jeff graduated from University of Southern California with Bachelor of Administration degree from Marshall School of Business in 1976.  He had obtain his Law Degree from Santa Clara University in 1980. He was admitted to the Sate and Federal Courts of California that same year.  

 

He has been practicing law for 39 years in Los Angeles and his clients from Japan are SEGA, CAPCOM, SNK, and Playphone. 

​Contact e-mail: jcleelaw@gmail.com

Jeffrey C. Lee

​Legal Adviser

Crown Company Limited 

​& Star Products Co., Ltd.