Genelec founder Ilpo Martikainen passes

Genelec Founder Ilpo Martikainen Passes Away

Ilpo Martikainen, the founder of Genelec and a pioneer in active audio monitoring, passed away Jan. 30 at the age of 69 after struggling with a long-term illness.

During the recent years, Ilpo focused on involving the next generation. His children Juho Martikainen, Mikko Martikainen and Maria Martikainen have grown up as part of the Genelec family. They have been involved in developing the company into a global brand in active audio monitoring as members of the Genelec Board since 2001. The children will continue in ownership of Genelec together with the other board members Topi Partanen and Ritva Leinonen, who have made their lifework with Genelec. Ritva Leinonen follows Ilpo as the Chairperson of Genelec Board.

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