Shure Incorporated’s Jim Kogen (1927-2004)
Dec 21, 2004 9:25 AM
Shure Incorporated announced the passing of James Kogen, who rose from Chief Engineer in 1962 to become President of the leading microphone and audio electronics manufacturer, 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.
After graduating from Sullivan High School, Mr. Kogen served in the Navy during World War II. Following his military service, Kogen 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.
Mr. Kogen is survived by two daughters, Ann and Jennifer, a son, Peter, and two grandchildren.