Roger Cox

Roger Cox was employed with Fender Musical Instruments for over 24 years holding positions such as the Vice President of Research and Development, Vice President of Strings, Picks, and Accessories and finally as the Vice President of Corporate Value. It was during his time at Fender when, alongside with Steve Woolley, they brought the Passport system to the market. The project capped a long career with Fender that included working on several landmark projects with many of the icons in the industry. Rodger served with great success at a number of other companies during his career including as Group Product Director, Electronics Group while at Norlin where he created the new Maestro sound modification devices and the Lab Series Guitar and Bass amplifiers, CMI (staying on during the Norlin days), and CBS Musical Instruments before retiring with Ampeg as the Vice President of Operations responsible for Quality, Manufacturing, Service, and Research and Development. During his time at Ampeg, Roger fathered the Ampeg SVT which is still in production.

Interview Date:
November 16, 2006
Job Title:
Manager of Product Development, Engineer
Fender Musical Instruments Corp.

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