Shure Incorporated announced the passing of James Kogen, who began as chief engineer in 1962 and eventually became president of the company, which is headquartered in Niles, Ill. He retired from Shure in 1996, after 34 years with the company.
“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 stated.
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.
Kogen is survived by two daughters, a son and two grandchildren. His memorial service was held on Friday, December 17.
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