Serial entrepreneur, John Prikkel, is proud of the city in which he was born. He explains that Dayton has been a city of industry and even though this region has seen decline, there is still a wealth of capabilities that can be used to create opportunity. Dayton has strong tooling technology, manufacturing technology and research centers, making it the perfect place for him to start up companies in the composite industry. John Prikkel, and his companies, LiteFlex and B4C, are true “Dayton Originals.”