The founder - Hans de Ruiter - has always had a strong interest in science and technology. As a child/teenager he taught himself programming, constructed electronic circuits from kitsets, and also had a keen interest both science experiments and in building things himself. He also had a desire to develop technologies that make life better for people, even if in a small way. Persuing these interests further, he gained a degree in electrical & electronic engineering (University of Canterbury, 2003), and eventually a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 2008.
While the University environment certainly feeds his appetite for research, Hans also has a bit of an entrepreneurial streak. Hence, Kea Sigma Delta Limited was founded. It is a vehicle through which all of these interests can be persued.
Aside from science and technology, most things interest him. That child-like curiosity of the world around him has never left. In particular, he also enjoys hiking and the outdoors. Playing violin and piano are also spare time hobbies of his.
Personal Website: http://hdrlab.org.nz/