Chester, PA (June 27, 2013)—Community Professional Loudspeakers announced today that John T. Wiggins, Community Vice President, will retire after 41 years with the company.
Wiggins joined Community in 1971, and became a partner in 1972. He has held multiple roles during his time at Community, including VP of Sales, VP of Marketing and his current position as VP of Business Development.
In the 1970s, Wiggins published the “Community White Book,” which detailed the directivity factor and spherical propagation characteristics of Community products, together with many competing loudspeaker products of the day.
In 2003, Wiggins and Dave Howden, Community’s Director of Technical Services, created the Community TAG Team, the Technical Applications Group. Throughout his career with Community, Wiggins has worked closely with audio luminaries, contractors, consultants, musicians, film studios, NASA, professional sports venues, motorsport tracks, cruise ships, themed entertainment and amusement parks, and government organizations.
Wiggins is a member of SMPTE, ASA, AES, TEA, IAVM and InfoComm, and is active with NCAC and various theatrical groups. He was awarded a patent for the voice coil centering method used in the Community M4 transducer.
Bruce Howze, Community’s founder stated: “It is with equal parts sorrow and joy that we accept John’s decision to retire. John has been a trusted partner and colleague for over 40 years and has made numerous contributions to Community. He leaves the company at a time of unprecedented achievement, much of which can be credited to his contributions. We will miss him. However, I am pleased that he is making time to pursue other passions in his life. Christine and I wish him success, health and happiness.”
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