Product Engineers

Ron Lorenz has enjoyed a long career in the music business beginning in the early 1960s.  Ron worked in retail, as a road rep, owned his own music retail store, and was the founder of Rapco, a leading cable company.  Ron played professionally once out of school, which served him well when he opened...
Mark Engebretson has enjoyed a very long and successful career in pro audio product design and engineering.  In fact, when he was introduced at the 2013 Parnelli Awards to receive the Audio Innovators Award, it was suggested that his finger prints were on more audio products than just about anyone...
Michael Boddicker grew up in a music store, one his parents formed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and where his love for music began!  His amazing musical career has covered many areas, although in Hollywood he is known for his film scores and composing.  In the music industry he is well known as a pioneer...
Arnie Lazarus invented what is largely regarded as the first three dimensional transducer for musical instruments in 1969.  That same year he established a company that echoed the name of his product, FRAP.  FRAP, or flat response audio pickup, was created for use on acoustic instruments.  He also...
Hideo Kamimoto wrote the book on guitar repair!  He built his first guitar in the late 1950s and soon discovered he had a true passion as a luthier.  Within a decade he opened H. Kamimoto Instrument Repairs in Oakland, California. By this time Hideo was also repairing other string instruments...
Fred Rast is the founder of Fred Rast Mouthpieces and a music lesson instructor for Music Village.  The store is located in San Jose, California and is his musical haven with students and employees he enjoys being surrounded by.  In addition to his long teaching career, Fred began designing his own...
Klaus Heinz, the CEO of ADAM Audio, grew up with a strong interest in engineering and speaker technology.  In 1999, he teamed with Roland Stenz and established ADAM Audio in Berlin.  The company has gained a strong reputation for products based on the development of the ART (Accelerating Ribbon...
Arne Berg always thought of himself more as an inventor than an engineer, but nevertheless, his forward thinking and creative designs led to a number of successful products in the pro audio market for Concertone, Fostex and a company he helped establish called TASCAM.  Arne’s passion for music...
Mark Wentling is the CEO and President of Ashly Audio in upstate New York.  As an engineer Mark established himself within the industry as a creative and passionate contributor to such companies as MXR, Fender and the Music Man.  The amp products he worked on in those early days continue to...
Dave Luce grew up in a musical home and in fact wrote his doctoral thesis on the analysis of musical instruments back in 1959.  As an interesting side note, that thesis was sponsored in part by NAMM.  Dave set out to study nuclear physics when he saw a bulletin board listing for a research study on...

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