Norman Pickering had a storied career. He worked as instrument designer for the legendary C.G. Conn Company in Elkhart. He also played a large role in the audio engineering field with his company, Pickering Audio, which produced record pick-ups for radio stations around the world and designed the modern phonograph cartridge. As an engineer, he also worked on airplanes and even medical ultrasound techniques, yet he was never too far from the field of musical engineering, which he loved. Norm passed away in the fall of 2015 at the age of 99.