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Fred Goodman

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Harnessing Technology

As Marcus Ryle, senior vice president of new business development at Line 6, tells it, audio and technology have been a part of his life for as long as he can remember.


Delivering Great Experiences

Akira Mochimaru, general manager of the Bose Professional Systems Division, got his start in the pro audio business when he began designing speaker systems in the early 1980s.


Pushing the Boundaries

James Young, managing director of Sonic Distribution and director of international sales & marketing for sE Electronics (plus co-owner of both companies), initially trained in biological sciences, with a degree in Zoology and a Masters in Gerontology.


By the Grace of Sound

Grace Design president and founder Michael Grace got his start in audio at age eight when he purchased his first tape recorder at a garage sale for $5.


Making Things Sound Good

Joe Bull, managing director at JoeCo, was at university in London studying electronic engineering when he landed a summer vacation job at Spaceward, a small 16-track recording studio in Cambridge, U.K.


Racing Toward Success

Presently chairman/CEO of Aphex and DWV Entertainment, David Wiener’s first venture into pro audio began in 1996 with the founding of SoundTube Entertainment.


The Sound of MUSIC

While Uli Behringer, chairman/ CEO MUSIC Group, was studying to be a sound engineer, he relates that apart from a couple of old Telefunken mixing desks and reel-to-reel recorders, there were only two microphones for approx 200 students.


Passion for the Gear

Like so many pro audio execs, Blue Microphones CEO John Maier began his career as a musician, but says that he always had a “passion for the gear.”


A Win-Win Situation

Chuck Augustowski, sales and marketing manager/corporate VP, APBDynaSonics, started his first sound company in the late 1960s and ran it successfully through the ’70s.


Keeping the Faith

Jeff Rocha, president of EAW, says that his career seems to have come out of a storybook, “except if you read about it in a book,” he insists, “you’d say, ‘That couldn’t happen in real life.’


Keeping the Competition Busy

Mahmoud Chatah, director of sales and marketing for RTW, has been working in high-tech business and in sales and marketing on an international scale, as a managing director or as a consultant, for more than 25 years.


Designing Man

Tim Spencer, president and chief design engineer at True Systems started in pro audio when he was in high school.


Using His Street Smarts

Alan Hyatt, president of PMI Audio Group, whose brands include Trident Audio Developments, Tonelux, Toft Audio Designs, Joemeek, Valley People, Studio Projects and CLM Dynamics, says he got into the pro audio business pretty much by accident.