Mark Darnell


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Former Product Engineer
Company Name
Crown International

Mark Darnell, as a musician, often wondered about the inner workings of the microphones he used, so he set out to learn more and in 1992 was asked to join the Crown International team in the customer service department covering the company’s microphone products. He soon became an expert on the product line and was the first Crown Microphone Engineering Tech, a position he enjoyed very much. He worked closely with product engineer Tom Lininger (1935-1998) and honored Mr. Lininger during his NAMM Oral History interview by having Mr. Lininger’s image behind him. Mark worked for Crown for over 18 years, until in 2010.