The story of James B. Lansing cannot be told without reference to his
many associates and those who took on the mantle of his work after his
death. What follows are profiles of people who were key contributors to
the legacy of James B. Lansing. It is by no means complete and it is
intended to be a constantly evolving section as more information is
discovered on the people involved. At present, there is a varied
cross-section of profiles from personal associates of James B. Lansing
to those responsible for the ultimate success of JBL.
Blackburn was an early associate of James B. Lansing as an employee
of Lansing Manufacturing and responsible for the technical design of
many of their most influential products.
was the fourth employee of James B. Lansing Sound and would rise to the
position of Vice President of Finance.
was one of the most influential acoustic engineers of the last century
and worked with James B. Lansing during his tenure at Altec Lansing
was the sole owner and President of JBL after James B. Lansing's death.
He was responsible for the rise of JBL to a position of preeminence in
the loudspeaker industry.
is the current Chief Development Engineer of Harman Consumer. Since
1972, he has been responsible for more significant loudspeaker designs
than anyone else at JBL.
Arnold Wolf is the former
President and Chairman of the Board of JBL during the 1970's. Prior to
joining the JBL, he had his own consulting firm responsible for the
industrial design of such groundbreaking products as the Paragon and