Dr. Tae Yun Kim is the CEO and Founder of Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions. Headquartered in the Silicon Valley, Dr. Kim launched the business in 1982 with a vision of creating a business that would serve businesses and people globally.
Tae Yun Kim is also an established motivational speaker, lecturer, author, and world renowned Martial Arts Master; Dr. Kim incorporates her dedication to excellence, high energy and “can do” spirit into the business philosophy.
Lighthouse’s goal to continually produce and deliver products that make a positive impact on people’s lives starts with Dr. Kim’s personal philosophy of positive and proactive thinking.
Her strong belief in making every challenge an opportunity for positive change and growth has been the driving force behind the success of the business.
Voted for 2 consecutive years the #1 Best Place to Work (2005 & 2006), Dr. Kim’s success in creating a first class international business starts with her employees; who in turn pass that on to the customer and industries served.
She also founded the TYK Foundation that helps individuals, families, and communities to improve their quality of life by offering support to those facing hardship, helping people succeed in their lives and personal goals, and teaching people to take charge and become leaders to improve their own lives and the lives of those around them.
Welcome to Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions!
I want to say first of all, “God Bless America!” I am very grateful for this beautiful country, full of opportunities for those that are willing to work for them.
I started this company in 1982 with nothing more than a vision and a deep desire to make a difference in this world. Even though I had lost everything I had within six months, I was able to recover and start again. As the business started to grow, I relocated to California in 1985 to take advantage of the high tech energy in Silicon Valley.
Since then, we have grown considerably and have touched many people’s lives. We have set up offices all over the world and have established ourselves as the world leader in cleanroom contamination monitoring and particle measurement instrumentation manufacturing in many different industries.
My purpose in starting this company has always been to help improve the quality of life for people everywhere whether through the work we are doing in Life Sciences, Homeland Security, Electronics, or for the Indoor Air Quality industry and mold remediation.
I invite you to call our Sales staff, and tour our website, and find out how we are helping to improve the quality of life for people all over the world.
Celebrate Every Living Breath as if it were your last!
He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me!
God Bless you all!
Dr. Tae Yun Kim
Chairman & CEO, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions
Celebrating GOLD and SILVER STEVIE AWARDS for Best New Product 2017 and Lifetime Achievement Award!
Dr. Tae Yun Kim, CEO, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, has received a coveted Gold Stevie® Award for Women in Business for the “Best New Product of the Year-Business Products” category, for the development of the company’s “Active Count 100H Microbiological Sampler.”
Dr. Tae Yun Kim also received a Silver “Lifetime Achievement” Stevie Award.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are the world’s top honors for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organizations they run. All individuals and organizations worldwide are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The 2017 awards received entries from 25 nations and territories.
More than 1,500 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in more than 90 categories.
Nicknamed the “Stevies” for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners Friday night during a dinner event attended by 500+ people at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
“It is an honor to receive the Gold and Silver Stevie Awards,” said Dr. Tae Yun Kim. “I’m humbled and excited – truly if I can achieve my goals in this lifetime, others can do the same – never give up!”
The Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Winners were selected by more than 170 executives worldwide in the judging process.
Congratulations to Dr. Tae Yun Kim and the entire LWS Team for this excellent achievement!!!
Celebrating Gold Lifetime Achievement Award!
Dr. Tae Yun Kim, CEO, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, headquartered in Silicon Valley, was recently named winner of a Gold Lifetime Achievement Award during the 16th Annual American Business Awards® at a gala ceremony attended by 500+ guests at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
The awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.
More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. Dr. Tae Yun Kim was nominated for a Lifetime Achievement under the Management category for Business Products Industries.
Commented one of the judges, “Amazing story of an ultra-driven successful business person.”
“Dr. Kim is a pioneer for business women. Her struggles and perseverance are inspiring,” said another.
Said a third, “Dr. Tae Yun Kim, the world needs your passion and dedication to making the world a better place – incredible!”
More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the two-month judging process to select this year’s winners.
“The nominations submitted for the 2018 awards were outstanding. The competition was intense, and those recognized as winners should be immensely proud of this accomplishment,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the American Business Awards.
Considered a curse in her village because she was a female firstborn child, Dr. Tae Yun Kim went on to be named “The Hope of the Country of Korea” by the then-president of Korea.
Surviving the Korean War in the 1950’s, she eventually became one of the highest-ranked female martial artists in the world and coached the first U.S. women’s Taekwondo team at the 1978 Pre-World Games in Seoul, Korea.
Though from birth she faced severe challenges as well as prejudice as a woman, she went on to be named “Woman of the Year” in California and to win a Susan B. Anthony Award, both a Gold and Silver Stevie Award for Women in Business, and now an American Business Award Gold for Lifetime Achievement.
Dr. Kim rose from not speaking English upon arriving in America to becoming an international speaker and author.
She climbed from performing janitorial work as a first job to becoming chairman and CEO of a global technology company.
“It is an honor to receive a Gold American Business Award for Lifetime Achievement,” said Dr. Kim. “Truly, if I can achieve my goals in this lifetime, others can do the same – never give up!”
Dr. Tae Yun Kim recently published “Seven Steps to Inner Power; How to Break Through to Awesome – Life Secrets from a Martial Arts Master,” available now at local neighborhood or online booksellers. For more information, click on: taeyunkim.com
Celebrating Gold Lifetime Achievement Award!
With industry-wide recognition, the Golden Bridge Business awards were created to honor the achievements and positive contributions of individuals, organizations and businesses worldwide. They encompass the best in organizational performance, innovations, products and services, executives and management teams from every major industry in North America, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Latin-America.
Winners were honored October 29 at a Red-Carpet Awards Ceremony at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco.
Considered a curse in her village as the firstborn child and a female, Dr. Tae Yun Kim went on to be named “The Hope of the Country of Korea” by Kim Dae Jung, former President of South Korea.
Surviving the Korean War in the 1950s, she eventually became one of the highest-ranked female martial artists in the world and coached the first U.S. Taekwondo team at the 1978 Pre-World Games in Seoul, Korea.
She was named “Woman of the Year” in California and won the Susan B. Anthony Award. She’s won Gold and Silver Stevie Awards for Women in Business, a Gold Lifetime Achievement Award in the American Business Awards and now a Gold Lifetime Achievement in the Golden Bridge Awards.
“It’s an honor to be named a winner for this esteemed industry and peer recognition,” said Dr. Kim. “If I can achieve my goals in this lifetime, others can do the same – never give up!”
Said Scott Salton, President, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, “This award is a testament to Dr. Kim’s relentless pursuit of excellence and ‘never say die’ attitude in all aspects of her life. Her motto is ‘He can do, She can do, Why not me!’”
DYNAMIC LEADER, TECH GIANT CEO & CHAIRMAN, TO OPEN 2017 WOMEN OF SILICON VALLEY CONFERENCE WITH KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Dr. Tae Yun Kim, CEO & Chairman of Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, was born facing enormous difficulties, dangers and obstacles – but overcame them all to become one of the most successful and inspiring women of Silicon Valley and the world.
(Santa Clara, Calif.) – Dr. Tae Yun Kim, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, will present the keynote address at the Women of Silicon Valley 2017 conference at Santa Clara Convention Center, April 19th at 9:30 a.m., on the mainstage in the Elizabeth A. Hangs Theater.
The title of her keynote address, “Be Passionate, Be One of a Kind and Have Courage in Your Life!”
On day two of the conference, Dr. Kim will also host a one-hour workshop, “Uncover the Secrets to Your Life Success from a Ki Energy Master,” April 20, at 11 a.m.
The conference, created to inspire and connect women working in the technology sector, is dedicated to developing the future for women in this field. Following the success of the Women in Technology Series in Europe, conference organizers now bring market-leading content and networking to the home of technology, Silicon Valley.
A tech industry pioneer, Dr. Kim’s company, Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, is the leader in the contamination control monitoring industry. It develops contamination control systems – monitoring the ultra-clean environments needed to manufacture semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, and other extremely sensitive products for industries worldwide.
Lighthouse was founded on the premise of using science and technology to better mankind. Lighthouse systems are used to help manufacture safer drugs and pharmaceuticals and to help reduce infections in hospitals, among other applications.
Dr. Tae Yun Kim’s story is unique. No stranger to impossible obstacles, she’s faced and overcome tremendous odds throughout her life.
Since her birth in 1946, she’s come from the humblest of circumstances. She was born in a small shack with a thatched roof and had to endure physical and mental abuse, hunger and rejection, simply because, as firstborn in her family, she was born a girl and, born on the lunar new year, into a male-dominated society in South Korea. She was called the curse of her village. She was abandoned during the Korean War when she was just five years old.
She is a Korean War survivor and today, she is called the Hope of the Country of Korea.
Starting at age seven, she broke 5000 years of tradition prohibiting girls from training in taekwondo. In 1978, she paved the way for women to compete in the Olympics by leading the first U.S. women’s team to victory at the Pre-World Games in Seoul. Today she is a Ki-energy Master and the highest-ranked female martial artist in the world.
Not speaking English when she immigrated to America in 1969, her first job was a motel janitor. Today, she has won California’s Woman of the Year, the Susan B. Anthony Award, the Women of Achievement award and many more. With her motto, “He Can Do, She Can Do, Why Not Me!”, she founded Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions in a garage in 1982. Now an international company, Lighthouse is the world’s leading supplier of real-time contamination monitoring systems and airborne particle counters.
In addition to Chairman & CEO of Lighthouse, Dr. Kim is also an author, a Life Coach, a motivational speaker and philanthropist.
“I believe strongly in making every challenge an opportunity for positive change and growth,” explains Kim.
“It is a fact, that if people choose to, they truly can rise above anything and everything. A great pleasure in life, for me, has been to encourage people that they can succeed, they can rise above their circumstances—they can achieve their dreams.”