Krypt was founded in May of 1998 as a shell and web hosting provider out of Newport Beach, CA. The company was best known for providing some of the best Counter-Strike game servers on the west coast from 2000 - 2005 when the game was at it's peak fan base. Since then Krypt has grown into a full service Dedicated, Web, Colocation, Virtual and Cloud Service Provider and is the perennial leader in dedicated server hosting in the southern California. Krypt is the dedicated server and hosting division of VPLS Inc. Krypt.com also ranks amongst the top 2000 websites in the United States and top 300 websites in China.
Meet The Krypt Staff
Krypt is made up of passionate employees, that thrive to give the best support possible. Meet a few members of the Krypt staff that help provide great customer experiences.
Ted MektrakarnChief Executive Officer
As Founder and Chief Executive Officer of VPLS Inc., Mr. Mektrakarn brings over 15 years of experiences in technology development and management. As CEO, he is responsible for the company's vision, strategic direction, and operational management. Mr. Mektrakarn carries significant multi-industry knowledge and experience, advancing high-growth technology startups and industry-leading Fortune 500 companies alike. He is known for his ability to take promising technologies and organizations to the next level.
His experience in the industry includes past positions with companies like Brocade Communications thru the acquisition of Foundry Networks, Vivendi Universals - MP3.com and AT&T CERFnet. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the largest Internet exchange system, Coresite's Any2 Network Exchange.
Tim MektrakarnChief Operating Officer
Mr. Mektrakarn is the Founder of VPLS Inc., and serves as the company's Chief Operating Officer. As COO he is responsible for the company's strategic direction, operational management and technical product innovation. Mr. Mektrakarn also serves as the company's Chief Solution Architect for the Cisco Unified Communications business division. Mr. Mektrakarn holds numerous Cisco certifications in the area of IP Telephony implementation, design, support and sales. He also holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona, and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.
Mr. Mektrakarn is also an avid cyclist and trains throughout the year in hopes of riding in a stage of the Tour de France.
Taned PattrawongManaging Director - VPLS (Thailand)
Taned Pattrawong, Managing Director of VPLS (Thailand) Co., Ltd. overlooks the operations of the company in Thailand. Mr. Pattrawong spent time studying in Ontario, Canada and earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering degree from Thammasat University, Thailand. During his time there, he received numerous scholarships which included technical training from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
He's fluent in Thai, English and Mandarin Chinese. Mr. Pattrawong was also team captain of Thailand's National Hockey Team playing the position of goalie.
Takahiro MasudaVP of Engineering
Mr. Masuda joined VPLS, Inc. in March of 2006 as a NOC Technician and currently holds the position of Vice President of Engineering. His team is responsible for designing, implementing, operating, and optimizing systems and networks in order to provide increased availability, speed, performance, and agility for all VPLS web hosting product lines. Mr. Masuda has earned a B.S. in Mathematics, specialized in Applied and Computational Mathematics, and a minor in Information and Computer Science.
John MinnixVP of Sales
John Minnix serves as Vice President of Sales for VPLS Inc. Mr. Minnix brings over 10 years of technology sales experience to all VPLS group brands and companies, including Account Executive positions at Nortel Networks, Foundry Networks and Brocade Communications. He is fluent in technologies including Ethernet switches, routers, voice solutions, security solutions, cloud computing and professional services. He holds a B.A. in History from Emory University and a Masters in Business Administration with a Marketing focus from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is also a Brocade Certified Network Engineer.