Don Keele Retires from AtlasIED After 50+ Years in the Industry

Phoenix, AZ – Don Keele, well known as an innovator in acoustics and for his expansive research and development with loudspeaker products, will be retiring from AtlasIED on January 8, 2021. He has dedicated over 50 years to the science of acoustics and has been influential in evolving horn and loudspeaker technology.  Keele has worked for industry-leading audio companies including Electro-Voice, Klipsch, JBL, Crown, Harman International, and most recently AtlasIED.

Keele holds eight patents with topics including "constant-directivity" loudspeaker horns, loudspeaker arrays, and signal processing. He is a life fellow of AES. His passion for the last 20 years has been to promote the use of CBT (Constant Beamwidth Transducer) loudspeaker technology in the loudspeaker industry. He has written or coauthored 18 AES papers on this topic.

This month, Keele will be inducted into NAMM’s TECnology Hall Of Fame for his Constant Directivity Horn, developed in 1975. The TECnology Hall of Fame honors and recognizes audio products and innovations that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of audio technology. Inductees to the TECnology Hall of Fame are selected by a panel of more than 50 recognized audio experts, including authors, educators, engineers, and other professionals. Products or innovations must be at least 10 years old to be considered for induction.

AtlasIED is grateful for Don Keele’s influence, innovation, and oversight within our acoustical engineering department. We wish him a happy, healthy, and enjoyable retirement and congratulate him on the honor of being inducted into the TECnology Hall of Fame.