Oral History Information
Lisa Kaufmann is the Managing Director of the American headquarters of Genelec. The Finnish based company, an innovative loudspeaker and pro audio manufacturer, was founded by Dr. Ilpo Martikainen. Lisa's grandmother was a famous concert pianist and Lisa grew up in a very musical environment. When she began working in the music business, first at Lexicon, she felt at home in a familiar industry that brought out her creative side. She also received strong support from several industry leaders who became mentors to her, including Dr. Sidney Harman, whose encouragement has always been meaningful to Lisa. Another important mentor to Lisa was Dr. Martikainen. When Lisa and her husband, Will Eggleston, were approached to run Genelec in the United States by IIpo, she jumped at the chance and has proudly been leading the award winning team for over twenty years.