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Wayne Kurzeja is an American entrepreneur, writer, filmmaker, and inventor based out of Chicago, Illinois.
Kurzeja is a licensed attorney with degrees from John Marshall Law School. He holds an OPM/executive education certificate from Harvard University and has worked as a professor of advertising and marketing in Lewis University's School of Marketing MBA program.
Kurzeja's career includes a 20-year stint as president of Advertising Services Company, where he handled clients such as Kohl's, Ace Hardware, A&P Foods, and Columbia Pictures, among others. The company published Barrington Magazine and produced more than 3,800 TV and radio commercials.
After a brief stint as an associate at Tenney and Bentley, Kurzeja founded Digi-Flicks International, Inc. As president from 1995 to 2005, Kurzeja immersed himself in filmmaking and invention by designing and patenting anti-piracy devices for motion pictures. Currently, the company is run under the name DFE Technologies, Inc..
In 2004 Kurzeja founded Gela-Thin Corporation, Inc., where he's filed patents for several weight-loss products. On April 19, 2008, he was a finalist on the PBS series Everyday Edisons, where he showed off one of his latest inventions.
- National Defense Medal, U.S. Navy, 1969-1970
- Motion Picture Hall of Fame Award for patented anti-piracy design, 2004
- Bloodhead (2004, executive producer)
- The Creature of the Sunny Side Up Trailer Park (2004, co-executive producer)
- The Presidential Quotient (1980, Chicago Review Press)
- The Presidential Puzzlers (writer-narrator for 1982 television special distributed to all PBS stations via National Educational Network Satellite)