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Forbes Magazine Names BK Grad one of 30 Under 30

Chris Davlantes ‘11 has been named to the 2019 Forbes Magazine list of 30 Under 30. Each year Forbes identifies a total of 600 entrepreneurs in 20 different industries, Chris is one of the 20 chosen in the category of Energy Sustainability. 

A graduate of MIT, with a double major in electrical and mechanical engineering, Chris is the founder of Reach Labs a company located in Oakland, California that is working to create wireless technology that, as the website describes, “Is the foundation for a new standard of power delivery and distribution.” The website continues, “In a world of growing connectivity, the ability to access continuous and untethered power is critical for optimizing productivity and overall performance. From warehouses to factory floors to hospitals, the potential for game-changing advancements with long-range power is extensive.” 

Not surprisingly, Chris was a successful competitor at local, state and, national science fairs while at BK. As a junior, he was chosen to participate in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. As a senior Chris returned to compete at the Intel event, this time in San Jose, California. He won 4th place in the Energy and Transportation category and an overall 6th place in the entire event.  

Chris is a member of a family with strong ties to Jacksonville and Bishop Kenny. The son of Dr. Tim and Teresa Heekin Davlantes ‘76, Chris and siblings Elizabeth ’04, Stephanie ’06, and Michael ’08 are all proud Crusaders.  Congratulations Chris.