James Kogen, who rose from a position as Shure's chief engineer in 1962 to president in 1981, passed away in December. “As the second president of Shure, Jim will be remembered and appreciated by all of us who worked with him for his integrity, compassion and important contributions to the growth and success of our company,” chairman Rose L. Shure said.
After graduating from Sullivan High School, Kogen served in the Navy during World War II. Following his military service, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1949 and a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University in 1956. He worked as an engineer for three other firms before joining Shure in 1962.
He is survived by two daughters, Ann and Jennifer; a son, Peter; and two grandchildren.