All of the instrumentation and analysis tools are worthless without a good team. And in our business the team has to have great ears; to hear root problems that may define poor performing transducers and recognize those that are accurate at producing their intended program. Having great ears is not only key in defining and optimizing transducers, we consider it paramount when listening to your needs.
Please meet our team with their years of experience-and their great ears.
Jason Cochrane is an Electrical Engineering Technologist who joined the Definitive Technology speaker development team at Blue Systems in 2001. Jason began working on amplifiers, but moved into the acoustic department in 2004 to help with the ProCinema product development. Jason was instrumental in several successful Definitive brand products such as the DI series, the Mythos ST and Mythos XTR speakers. Jason left Blue Systems in May of 2010 and joined Warkwyn Associates a month later to work on cutting edge transducer design. Jason is a veteran of Klippel ongoing education at Klippel’s Dresden headquarters and has several acoustic patent applications in process. Jason is an accomplished guitarist. He teaches guitar and plays in several bands.
Rich has been involved in loudspeaker engineering for over 25 years. He received a B.S. degree in Audio Electronics from Southern Illinois University. He has had the good fortune to work directly with and learn from engineering luminaries such as John Eargle and Richard Small. He worked as an automotive transducer specialist for Harman in Indiana and Michigan. He has designed transducers, loudspeakers, and active systems for Klipsch, most noteworthy designing the award-winning Klipsch ProMedia series of personal audio systems. Rich has vast experience working with manufacturing facilities around the world including working for Loudspeaker Component Corporation designing cones, tools, & processes. His breadth and depth of knowledge about all things related to loudspeakers is not easily replicated. Rich’s love of audio, especially high performance loudspeakers, is reflected in the long list of his successful and profitable designs. Rich is eager to help your speaker projects succeed.
Gary Church has spent 40+ years in the US loudspeaker industry. Gary worked with Ray Newman at Electro-Voice on the design of the Interface: A, one of the country’s first vented loudspeaker systems based on the works of Neville Thiele and Richard Small. Gary joined Utah Electronics and was a project engineer charged with the development of loudspeakers and systems for several key OEM accounts. He later joined Carbonneau Industries as a senior project engineer and continued to design loudspeakers for many well known OEM accounts. Gary played a major role in Rockford Corporation’s acquisition of Carbonneau and was named Chief Engineer of the newly formed Rockford-Carbonneau. Eventually this division was restructured as Rockford Acoustic Design (RAD). As RAD Director of Engineering, Gary was responsible for the design and development of all loudspeaker products sold under the Rockford Fosgate, Hafler and Fosgate Audionics brands. He left Rockford Corporation to join MISCO in June of 2006. Gary has been an AES member since 1968 and has chaired the West Michigan section of the AES.
Kent Peterson is Warkwyn’s Sales and Marketing Manager. In his over 25-year career in the audio manufacturing, sales, marketing and acoustical consulting fields Kent has worked with Electro-Voice, SEH Engineering, HDR Engineering, and Williams Sound. Kent attended the University of Minnesota Duluth where he studied Music, Communications and Acoustics. He is an expert EASE programmer and a musician and producer with three Minnesota Music Awards to his credit. Kent may be reached at Warkwyn’s Minneapolis office 612-759-4042 or by email.