Mr. Kacyra is founder and President of Human Energy. He is also co-founder and President of the Kacyra Family Foundation, which initiated the Human Energy pilot project until its independent spin-off in July 2021. In 2003 Mr. Kacyra co-led the establishment of another KFF pilot project, CyArk, to digitally record, archive and share the world’s most significant cultural heritage sites. CyArk was spun off from KFF in 2008 as an independent non-profit and Mr. Kacyra acted as its CEO and Chairman through 2016. Mr. Kacyra continues to serve on the CyArk Board of Directors.

Mr. Kacyra’s business career has included co-founding, with his wife, Barbara, several corporations engaged in diverse businesses including high technology manufacturing and software, and real estate development and asset management. Currently, Mr. Kacyra is a principal in KGI Investments, a corporation engaged in asset management with operations in Northern California, Nevada and Hawaii.

As CEO and co-founder of Cyra Technologies, Mr. Kacyra, with his team, developed and produced the world’s first fully integrated portable laser 3D imaging, mapping, modeling, and CAD system and holds several patents relating to that development. Cyra Technologies was acquired by Leica Geosystems in 2001 and Mr. Kacyra remained on its Board of Directors through March of 2004.

Prior to Cyra Technologies, Mr. Kacyra was CEO of Cygna Corporation, an engineering and construction management firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area which he co-founded in 1973. Under his leadership, Cygna became one of the top engineering companies in the United States with 12 offices throughout the US and over 500 employees. In 1989 Cygna’s engineering business was acquired by a major AEC design and construction firm.

Mr. Kacyra’s activities have also included serving on the University of Illinois President’s Council and on the Board of Trustees of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Mr. Kacyra and his wife have three grown children and four grandchildren.
KFF was founded in 2000 by Ben and Barbara Kacyra as a nonprofit public benefit corporation. It provides funding to charitable organizations, focusing on heritage preservation, medical research, and education, along with its newest pilot, Human Energy.
CyArk is unlocking the power of 3D technology to make the world’s cultural heritage accessible to new audiences and future generations. Founded in 2003, the organization has worked with local partners at over 200 sites in more than 40 countries.
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