KineticDigital Holdings Announces the Appointment of Curt J. Cardine as the President of TouchSmart Publishing

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Nationally recognized education leader is appointed President of innovative technology-based publishing company.

The Board of Managers for KineticDigital Holdings, LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio is delighted to announce that Curtis J. Cardine is assuming the position of President for its wholly-owned subsidiary, TouchSmart Publishing, LLC. Mr. Cardine was previously the superintendent of schools for SAU 38, Monadnock Regional District near Keene, New Hampshire. He will remain in Swanzey, New Hampshire while leading TouchSmart Publishing.

Mr. Cardine will lead the development of a unique line of technologically innovative publications that use the touch user interface (TUI) technology from Somatic Digital, LLC. He will also oversee the continued development of paper-based texts that are currently being distributed to university bookstores.

Jason Barkeloo, President of KineticDigital Holdings, noted that Mr. Cardine’s background in business and education as factors in the selection process. Mr. Barkeloo stated, “Curt’s reputation for innovative leadership in education has been recognized nationally. Mr. Cardine’s command of financial matters and his grant writing expertise were just what we were looking for. Curt has owned and operated businesses, led a school district from a deficit of $1.2 million to a surplus in two years and has led innovative educational change consistent with our product line and philosophy. Curt is well known around the world for his competitive drive and disciplined approach as a former international and national competitor in Olympic weightlifting. All of these factors linked with Mr. Cardine’s degrees in Education, Organization and Management, and a pending Doctorate in Leadership and Change led us to seek Curt out for this challenging position.”

Barkeloo concluded by saying that, “Gaining a leader of Curt’s caliber should bring TouchSmart Publishing to a new level of excellence. This Company is attempting to bring a new, cutting edge technology to all students, including those with special needs. Curt’s background and skills will strengthen collaborations with researchers from institutions like Purdue University, NASA, and the National Federation of the Blind. It takes an innovative thinker and doer to work with these high-level organizations. TouchSmart gets that with Curt.”

About TouchSmart Publishing

TouchSmart Publishing is a hybrid high-tech publishing company. It is blending the use of the touch user interface (TUI) with printed texts, study-guides, and workbooks. The Company's mission is to create and distribute exciting and easy-to-use interactive textbooks that connect to digital content by enabling readers to touch printed pages and retrieving digital content for display on a Mac or PC. TouchSmart Publishing provides a bridge over the digital divide for more students, regardless of learning style, special needs or socioeconomic position, than are current connected. TouchSmart seeks to enable teachers, administrators and parents to assist their students in accessing learning content. It does this by focusing on connecting all students to digital content making it one of the few companies that actually targets developing learning materials that meet the mandates of IDEA, Section 504, NCLB, and NIMAS. For more information, please visit the TouchSmart Publishing web site at

About KineticDigital Holdings LLC

KineticDigital Holdings, LLC owns forward leading technology companies. Its mission is to provide useful, profitable, and ubiquitous technology solutions to customers while enhancing the human experience.


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