Robert Leininger

Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Former Purchasing Manager
Company Name
Crown International

Robert Leininger worked for Crown International for 21 years both as purchasing manager and production manager. The Elkhart, Indiana based manufacturing plant produced a string of innovative and successful products including reel to reel machines, microphones, loudspeakers, and amplifiers.  Bob was instrumental in the design and building of the microphone testing room as well as the testing area for the GE amplifiers. Karen Juday reported to Bob for a time. She was later killed during the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. In 1996, Bob left Crown to establish Advanced Technology Incorporated (ATI), which manufactured instrument panels for RVs and other vehicles. He still has fond memories of the people of Crown, many of whom remain his friends.