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Grover Cleveland “Jeep” Harned

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Grover Cleveland “Jeep” Harned

Birth
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Death
13 Mar 2003 (aged 72)
Durango, La Plata County, Colorado, USA
Burial
Durango, La Plata County, Colorado, USA Add to Map
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Jeep was the husband of 1st Joyce O. Sutton and 2nd Carla Kachigian. He was the son of Grover Cleveland and Mary Winifred Triplett Harned.

Obituary:
Grover C. "Jeep" Harned,
AES fellow, died on March 12, 2003, in Durango, Colorado. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1930, and graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in civil engineering.
As a lieutenant in the United States Army, he performed as an instructor in gun laying radar, servo systems and analog computers. After discharge from the army in 1960, he opened Music Centers Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, specializing in the design, manufacture, sales and service of the highest quality audio equipment. After meeting several recording engineers including Mac Emmerman of Criteria, Tom Dowd of Atlantic Records, Bob Richardson of Mastersound, Dave Harrison and others, he formed MCI Professional
Recording Equipment, concentrating on new and innovative techniques and equipment. This resulted in the highly regarded JH series of consoles and audio tape recorders.
Harned's concept of a high quality, easy to use, flexible in-line console, coupled with multitrack and master audio recorders at an affordable price contributed greatly to the explosive growth of independent professional recording studios in the late 1960s and early 70s.
Harned's vision, engineering skills and business acumen were legendary. He was compassionate, helpful and friendly, and greatly admired by his employees, who numbered 525 when MCI was purchased by the Sony Corporation of America in 1982.
He was the recipient of many prestigious awards, including fellow of the Audio Engineering Society for contributions to the design of recording equipment for small studios in 1986. He was also named Florida Hero by the Florida Chapter of the Grammy Awards for his work in helping the state gain recognition in the music industry in 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Carla, sons Gary and Michael, daughter Deborah Harned Lamar, grandsons
Justin, Joshua and Andrew, granddaughters Robyn, Gretchen and Heidi.
A memorial service was held in Fort Lauderdale on March 30, which was attended by family, friends, and former employees.

H. Graeme Goodall
Lawrenceville, GA

The above was printed by the Audio Eng. Soc., Vol. 51, No. 7/8, 2003 July/August, Page 766.
Jeep was the husband of 1st Joyce O. Sutton and 2nd Carla Kachigian. He was the son of Grover Cleveland and Mary Winifred Triplett Harned.

Obituary:
Grover C. "Jeep" Harned,
AES fellow, died on March 12, 2003, in Durango, Colorado. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1930, and graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in civil engineering.
As a lieutenant in the United States Army, he performed as an instructor in gun laying radar, servo systems and analog computers. After discharge from the army in 1960, he opened Music Centers Inc. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, specializing in the design, manufacture, sales and service of the highest quality audio equipment. After meeting several recording engineers including Mac Emmerman of Criteria, Tom Dowd of Atlantic Records, Bob Richardson of Mastersound, Dave Harrison and others, he formed MCI Professional
Recording Equipment, concentrating on new and innovative techniques and equipment. This resulted in the highly regarded JH series of consoles and audio tape recorders.
Harned's concept of a high quality, easy to use, flexible in-line console, coupled with multitrack and master audio recorders at an affordable price contributed greatly to the explosive growth of independent professional recording studios in the late 1960s and early 70s.
Harned's vision, engineering skills and business acumen were legendary. He was compassionate, helpful and friendly, and greatly admired by his employees, who numbered 525 when MCI was purchased by the Sony Corporation of America in 1982.
He was the recipient of many prestigious awards, including fellow of the Audio Engineering Society for contributions to the design of recording equipment for small studios in 1986. He was also named Florida Hero by the Florida Chapter of the Grammy Awards for his work in helping the state gain recognition in the music industry in 2002.
He is survived by his wife, Carla, sons Gary and Michael, daughter Deborah Harned Lamar, grandsons
Justin, Joshua and Andrew, granddaughters Robyn, Gretchen and Heidi.
A memorial service was held in Fort Lauderdale on March 30, which was attended by family, friends, and former employees.

H. Graeme Goodall
Lawrenceville, GA

The above was printed by the Audio Eng. Soc., Vol. 51, No. 7/8, 2003 July/August, Page 766.

Gravesite Details

Greenmount Cemetery was where he was interred until the appropriate paperwork was accomplished to move him to a private cemetery.



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