Peter Giddings 1940-2019
Clear-Com has announced the passing of Peter Giddings, the company’s senior vice president, global events and regional sales manager.
Giddings, always working closely with his wife Judy, was highly influential in Clear-Com’s direction and ongoing success during his tenure of over 40 years with the company.
Born in England, he was also a well-known vintage motor car racer.
Before joining Clear-Com, the Giddings’ were instrumental in introducing important European brands to the US marketplace, including Beyerdynamic, Revox and Studer.
In a statement, Clear-Com said: “Peter’s sense of live events-based communications was driven by a strong appreciation for professional audio engineering alongside a personal passion for motorsports; he worked to develop communications solutions for professional race teams and built relationships in this demanding market segment that are still delivering results today.
“His understanding of the special requirements needed for large-scale events also influenced Clear-Com’s early activities in the sports sector and was instrumental in developing the company’s ongoing involvement in such high-profile global events as the Olympic Games.”
Bob Boster, the president of Clear-Com added: “The Clear-Com community mourns the passing of one of our founding visionaries who did so much to bring us to where we are today
“Not only did he open up many new markets, but we also recognize how important Peter and Judy were in the development of certain products within the Partyline portfolio, some of which have carried forward in subsequent developments to serve critical customer needs even to this day. Peter was one of a kind, and we will miss him immensely.”
Judy Giddings encourages anyone wishing to make a donation in Giddings’ memory to support a local animal welfare organization, in recognition of her husband’s devotion to his beloved dog Havoc.
Clear-Com has also paid tribute to Giddings on its website: https://www.clearcom.com/remembering-peter-giddings-1940-2019/