Product Engineers

Christan Griego grew up surrounded by music. In fact, he did not have a television in his home as a child, but did have a piano! While in the school band during the sixth grade, Christan began playing the trombone, where his love of band and orchestra instruments began. As a child Christan visited...
John Suhr began formulating ideas of designing and modifying the electric guitar while working as a repairman at Rudy's Guitar Shop in New York City.  After sharpening his skills as a master builder in Fender's Custom Shop in California, John established JS Technologies Inc. to produce his own line...
Fred Tinker and Rodgers Jenkins formed the Rodger Instrument Company in 1958. The partnership began when their church asked if they would join the team to help purchase an organ. Fred and Rodgers thought they could build one instead. Over the years the company introduced many innovative products,...
Chris Proctor has always been inspired by his instruments and the craft of music making.  As a result, he has sought out opportunities over his career to enhance and expand the range, style, and functionality of his gear whenever possible.  From picks to guitars, Chris has focused on his ideals to...
Mark Gifford was a band instrument repairman before he joined the King Band Instrument Company, now known as Conn-Selmer.  The factory, located outside of Cleveland, Ohio produces a long line of brass instruments, some of which Mark had a hand in designing. The reputation of the company, which...
Theodore Johnson was playing in the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra when he began to think of ideas that would improve his clarinet's mouthpiece.  Over time, he designed his own mouthpiece and established his own company, while still performing full time.  His product line grew over time as did the...
Denis Labrecque formed DeLab Consulting in 2015 after a series of positions in the synthesizer, computer music and digital signal processing fields. It all began with learning analog modular synthesis at Electronic Music Laboratories (EML), then working with the team from there that became Star...
Cal Perkins was the product engineer for a number of innovative products over his long and successful career.   Cal's background and training on early amplification and audio technology resulted in his involvement with several key products for JBL, Mackie Design, and Biamp Systems, among others.  ...
Fred Bigeh is the product engineer and one of the three founders of Audix.  Fred has been the key designer for the company's product lines,  notably the OM Series vocal mics and the D Series instrument mics which are now standards in the industry.  Fred launched the company with Cliff Castle, VP of...
Conrad Sundholm is the founder of Sunn Amplifiers and Biamp Systems, which revolutionized the music industry with several key design innovations, designs, and products.  Although Conrad was building amps for his brother as early as 1961, Sunn became a big influence, especially on bass amp makers...

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