May 10, 2013
BEAVERTON, Oregon — Biamp Systems, a leading provider of innovative, networked media systems, announced that their former President and CEO, Ralph Lockhart, passed away at his home in Maui on Thursday, May 2. He was the president of Biamp for 24 years before retiring in 2010.
Ralph led the company through its transition as a manufacturer of analog live sound products to its current state as an advanced manufacturer of DSP-based audio products. He is remembered for his keen wit, sharp business sense, big personality, good humor, and as a collector of volumes of useless information. His storytelling abilities were renowned, and his folksy demeanor was humble and genuine owing back to his Midwestern roots.
Ralph's legacy is rooted in the hearts of those people he met. He believed that the true value of a business was in its people, not its things. He was a student of, and a developer of people.
No funeral or memorial services will be held for Ralph. His wife JB will ensure that his ashes are scattered in all of his favorite places around the world. Donations may be made to Hospice Maui, an organization that both Ralph and JB were grateful to. Their contact information is:
400 Mahalani Street
Wailuku, Maui. HI 96793
Everyone in the Biamp community is saddened by Ralph's passing, but we also celebrate the extraordinary life he lived.