ELKHART, Indiana — Gerald Stanley, senior vice president of research and development at HARMAN's Crown Audio, is celebrating 45 years of service with the company. One of the leading authorities in amplifier design in the professional audio industry, Stanley is responsible for 42 patents during his tenure with Crown.
Stanley joined Crown part-time in 1964 while still an undergraduate at Michigan State University and served as a tape recorder line technician, draftsman, and amplifier design engineer. In 1966, he returned after completing a graduate degree at the University of Michigan and went on to work full-time on designing tape recorder electronics and power amplifiers.
Stanley's work has been primarily responsible for many of Crown's major product lines over the last five decades beginning with the DC 300 and going on to include the Macro-Tech, K, CTs, I-Tech, I-Tech HD, and ComTech DriveCore series amplifiers. He has also worked on the design and development of numerous other products produced by Crown including tape recorders, signal processors, and audio test equipment.
In 2008, the Audio Engineering Society selected Stanley to receive the distinguished AES Fellowship Award for his significant contributions to power amplifier design.
“Gerald Stanley's influence can be seen not only at Crown but throughout the entire professional audio community. His work has been the driving factor in creating countless amplifier technologies over the years. We congratulate Gerald on a storied career and are lucky to say we will continue to have him as a colleague and mentor,” stated Marc Kellom, Director of Marketing for Crown.
HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets – supported by 15 leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 20 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 11,800 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported sales of $3.5 billion for the twelve months ended December 31, 2010. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYSE:HAR.