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. Fincham introduced Steerable Line Array technology in early 2011, which garnered significant attention from the industry for its innovation, unique design and variety of applications. With more than 13 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 Celestion, Goodmans Loudspeakers and KEF Electronics in the United Kingdom before moving to the United States to work for Infinity Systems. In 1971, while at KEF Electronics, Fincham co-developed the first FFT based measurement system for stationary signal analysis.
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) and a current 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.