THE NEWSROOM INITIATIVE (4/13) don keefer as iron man (b. May 29, 1974) Born to Howard and Maria Keefer, Don spent his childhood under the shadow of the great Captain America. Ignored and often neglected by his parents in favor of Keefer Industries and its WWII glory days, Don would find other ways to steal the spotlight. At age four he built his first circuit board, at age six his first engine, and at seventeen would graduate summa cum laude from MIT. His parents were killed in a car accident later that year, and Don would never have the chance to prove himself to his father. Family friend and Keefer Industries CFO Obediah Stane would take control of the company until Don came of age four years later, catapulting the young industrialist onto the global stage.