Gerald Stanley is without question one of the pioneers in pro audio, working as product engineer for Crown Electric for several decades. Over 45 patents have been issued to him over his 45 year career with Crown. Gerald began working for Crown Electric, located in Elkhart, Indiana, in 1964. During his career he played a vital role in the company’s transition from producing tape recorders into power amplifiers and DSP (Digital Signal Processor). In 2008 Gerald received the AES Fellowship Award for his contributions to the design of power amps and communication systems.