Rudy Bozak

Rudy Bozak

Born 1910

Rudolph Thomas Bozak was an audio electronics and acoustics designer and engineer in the field of sound reproduction. His parents were Bohemian Czech immigrants; Rudy was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Bozak studied at Milwaukee School of Engineering; in 1981, the school awarded him an honorary doctorate in engineering. Bozak married Lillian Gilleski; the two had three daughters: Lillian, Mary and Barbara.… Read More

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1910 Birth Born in 1910.


1933 23 Years Old Fresh out of college in 1933, Rudy Bozak began working for Allen-Bradley, an electronics manufacturer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. … Read More
1935 25 Years Old Bozak moved to the East Coast in 1935 to work for Cinaudagraph out of Stamford, Connecticut. … Read More
1938 28 Years Old In 1938, Bozak was elected to Associate Grade membership with the Institute of Radio Engineers. … Read More


1940 30 Years Old In June 1940, Electronics magazine published an article that Bozak had written about the design of the 27" loudspeaker. … Read More
1944 34 Years Old Bozak joined C.G. Conn in 1944 to help them develop an electronic organ. … Read More
1948 38 Years Old In 1948 Bozak moved his family to North Tonawanda, New York to develop organ loudspeakers for Wurlitzer. … Read More


1950 40 Years Old In 1950 Bozak was hired as a consultant by McIntosh Laboratory to develop a square loudspeaker driver unit but it was not an engineering success. … Read More
1951 41 Years Old Cook and Bozak thrilled the audio world in 1951 with Cook's ground-breaking stereo recording of train sounds at night: Rail Dynamics. … Read More


1961 51 Years Old In 1961, Bozak introduced the B-4000 Symphony. … Read More
1962 52 Years Old For commercial sound reinforcement, Bozak introduced a biamped columnar loudspeaker in 1962. … Read More
1964 54 Years Old For the 1964 New York World's Fair, Bozak again put forward a new loudspeaker design; this time in the Vatican Pavilion. … Read More
1968 58 Years Old …  In 1968 Bozak brought these electronic products into the Bozak factory and developed them further. … Read More


1975 65 Years Old Still, several good loudspeaker designs came out of a new engineering effort. In 1975, Bruce Zayde was hired by Bozak and Schlig as technical director; he began by implementing computer-aided design (CAD) as a tool, hosted on an HP 9800 running a COMTRAN program developed by Deane Jensen. … Read More
1976 66 Years Old In 1976, Peter Ledermann was hired as assistant to Bruce Zayde but on his second day was thrust into the role of Director of Engineering; Zayde was quitting. … Read More
1979 69 Years Old In 1979, Ledermann designed the Bozak MB80 bookshelf speaker and brought it to the marketplace. … Read More
1981 71 Years Old …  Bozak studied at Milwaukee School of Engineering; in 1981, the school awarded him an honorary doctorate in engineering. … Read More
1982 72 Years Old In early 1982, Rudy Bozak died. … Read More
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