Framingham, MA (July 22, 2013)—Dr. Amar Bose, founder of audio manufacturer Bose Corporation, passed away on Friday, July 12 at the age of 83.
In a statement, Bose Corporation President Bob Maresca said, “It is impossible to put into words what Dr. Bose meant to each of us, and to Bose. He was more than our Chairman. He was our teacher—always encouraging us, always believing that we could do great things, and that anything was possible.” Maresca also extended sympathies to Bose’s family in his statement.
Dr. Amar Bose started the company in the 1950s while he was a grad student the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After purchasing a home stereo system, he realized the sound did not meet the expectations he had, and decided to start developing his own speaker systems. Now, the company produces speaker systems for private homes as well as commercial systems
The company will remain privately held, according to the Bose website, while also remaining true to Bose’s ideals. “Dr. Bose was an incredible mentor and inspiration to Bose employees around the world. Today, and every day going forward, our hearts are with him and our work will honor him,” Maresca said.