Stanford W. Crane Jr. – CEO

Stanford, or Stony to some of his friends, has been blessed to live a very diverse life as exemplified by the fact that he studied electrical engineering at the Virginia Military Institute and concomitantly, dabbled in journalism at Washington & Lee. To Stony, that’s a balance in life – science and art.

Stanford, or Stony to some of his friends, has been blessed to live a very diverse life as exemplified by the fact that he studied electrical engineering at the Virginia Military Institute and concomitantly, dabbled in journalism at Washington & Lee. To Stony, that’s a balance in life – science and art.

Jon Pritchett, sports business luminary and frequent Forbes Sports Money contributor said Stony is, “One part Hemingway (sportsman), one part Trump (salesman) and one part Gates (technical visionary leader). It’s a nice combination.”

Stony held several executive positions in the electronics industry before starting his first company – Crane Electronics in 1984 and developed numerous leading-edge products used in the Patriot missile, F-15 laser guidance system, and advanced telecom/datacom systems.

In 1992, Stony developed a new electronic interconnect system and licensed it to 3M, Korea’s LG and Litton.  He then founded The Panda Project and it’s successor Silicon Bandwidth funded by venture capitalists.

Stony has over 100 patents, has won the prestigious International Design Yearbook Award and the ID Magazine Annual Award, placed two of his designs in museums and has appeared on numerous television shows.  in 2006 Stony founded NewGuard Entertainment Corp with Andrew Kastner and also placed his Lion Racing Superbike team at the top of the AMA ranks.

Stony is currently developing content  for new and traditional media distribution.