As Senior Vice President of Audio Research and Development at THX Ltd., Laurie Fincham manages all audio direction and research for the company, in addition to designing and developing new audio technologies. With more than 17 years at THX, Fincham continues to pursue a lifetime passion for designing speaker systems and associated electronics.
Fincham has spent most of his working career in audio engineering, specializing in the theory and design of loudspeakers. He has designed drivers and systems for professional, domestic and musical instrument applications. Prior to THX, he worked for Goodmans Loudspeakers, Celestion and KEF Electronics in the United Kingdom while supplementing his engineer’s income by playing upright bass in various jazz groups. In 1971, while at KEF Electronics, Fincham co-developed the first FFT based measurement system for loudspeaker measurement and modelling. In the early nineties, he moved to the United States to work for Infinity Systems before joining THX in 1998.
Throughout his career, Fincham has received numerous honors and accolades including Lifetime Achievement awards from HiFi News and ALMA, The International Loudspeaker Association; he was also inducted into Home Cinema Choice’s Hall of Fame. Fincham is a life fellow of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), recipient of the AES Silver Medal and a member of the Acoustical Society of America. He has held several positions in numerous industry organizations, including chairman of the British Section, and governor and vice president international of the AES.
Fincham holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom.