Paragon 25/50 Anniversary Party | Meet Our Industry Guests
Featuring live musical performance by "The Voice" finalist Laith Al-Saadi and more! Food and drink will be provided.
We will also be joined by VIPs from across the industry. Learn more about our honored industry guests now!
MEET OUR INDUSTRY GUESTS
No name is more closely associated with high-end audio amplifiers than that of Dan D’Agostino. During his career of more than 35 years, D’Agostino pioneered countless advances in the design of amplifiers, preamplifiers, CD players, and surround-sound processors. He is known as the audio industry’s most passionate promoter of high-quality, high-powered amplification.
Since 2016, Daryl Wilson has been the CEO and President of Wilson Audio, having taken over responsibility as the active manager of the company upon the death of Dave Wilson. Along with his business background, Daryl also has experience and passion in the arts. His sense of visual beauty and inventiveness works to profound effect in his industrial designs, the fruit of which are some of Wilson’s most striking loudspeakers.
Nick joined Transparent Audio in 2019, bringing years of executive leadership experience during a 15-year career in healthcare.
Joining Transparent has allowed him the opportunity to blend his passions for business management and team building with that of lifelong music appreciation.
Mike Latvis has over 40 years of engineering and product development experience specializing in vibration, noise, control systems, acoustics and audio systems. His professional career includes engineering, engineering management, business development management, and the founding / directing of HRS operations since 1999.
Clearaudio was started by Robert Suchy’s father, Peter, in the late 70’s. Today, the second generation of Suchys including Robert, Patrick, and Veronika Suchy, have taken over the family business and continue to lead the way in producing high-end at the highest level.
Bill Peugh has been in the high end audio business for many years. Since joining the team at Wilson Audio in 2016, Bill has been instrumental in initiation, building and strengthening business relationships while teaching and supporting at the highest professional level.
Bill is closing in on three decades in the high end audio industry and just celebrated his 7th anniversary with DDMAS. Schooled as an electrical engineer, Bill brings a technical background to the role of President.
With 19 years of experience in high end audio sales, distribution and manufacturing, Will has made it his life's mission to "bring the cool back to HiFi." In addition to training implementation in the North American market, he is also responsible for training development for Sonus faber's sales and distribution network across the world.
John's obsession with audio and music started early. While in college, he worked as a salesman in a local Hi-Fi store, and later, he ran his own high-end audio store in Salt Lake City, Utah for 15 years. After selling the store, he was offered a position at Wilson Audio as their Director of Sales and Marketing. After twenty years at Wilson, he joined dCS LTD in 2020.
Garth Leerer founded Musical Surroundings in 1991, now the leading Analog distributor in the US with the brands Clearaudio, Hana, DS Audio, and Musical Surroundings. Garth holds both a BA and MFA in Electronic Music and Audio Technology. Garth joined the high end audio industry 1979, working for Monster Cable, Symmetry Audio, The Mod Squad, and SOTA turntables as well as managing high end retailers DB Audio and Music By The Sea.
an extensive knowledge of all things hifi.
Evan has been in the CE industry since 2005 and joined The McIntosh Group in 2019. He is responsible for supporting the McIntosh, Sonus faber, Rotel, and Pro-Ject online sales channel in North America and supports Paragon with all McGroup Brands.
Simon Pope is the specialist PR member of the Burmester team with the main responsibility for English-language specialist audio publications in the UK and USA (with additional support in this area for other global markets in Europe &Asia).
John is a lifelong musician, music lover, and avid record collector. He began his journey in high performance audio in 2008 and has been working to help people build lifelike music systems ever since.