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Key Personnel

Key Personnel

Chin Beckmann
Co-founder / CEO and Board Director

Chin holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University in 1988 and an MBA from Northeastern University in 1994 with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Chin was active in the MIT entrepreneurial club since 1984 along with her husband and business partner, Paul Beckmann. Her foremost mission is to provide support for her very capable team and to provide winning solutions for DSP Concepts’ partners and customers. In addition to language and cultural fluency in Taiwan, Argentina and US, Chin has over 20 years of experience in small business administration. Chin is also a concert pianist and active musician in Silicon Valley.

John Whitecar
Chief Operating Officer

John holds 35 patents covering audio, acoustic, and receiver signal processing technologies. Prior to joining DSP Concepts, John grew and led the team responsible for all wireless technology at Tesla Motors. Prior to Tesla, he served as CTO of Infotainment platforms for Texas Instruments and was a Technical Fellow at Ford Motor Company and subsequently Visteon Corporation where he developed system architectures for a number of telematics, infotainment and software defined radio products. He is respected around the world as the leading expert in automotive radio technology. John enjoys his avocation of music performance, playing tuba in several orchestras, bands and chamber ensembles.

Paul Beckmann, PhD
Founder / CTO and Board Director

Dr. Paul Beckmann has extensive experience developing audio products and implementing numerically intensive algorithms. Paul spent 9 years at Bose Corporation where he developed the first Lifestyle digital home theater product and was awarded the “Best of What’s New” award from Popular Science for contributions made to the Videostage decoding algorithm. Paul was tasked by Dr. Bose to charter Bose Institute with industry courses on digital signal processing, and holds a variety of patents in signal processing techniques. He received BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1989 and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, also from MIT, in 1992. He was a Rockwell Fellow while in graduate school.

Steven Isabelle, PhD
VP of Engineering

Dr Isabelle is an engineer/entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience focused mostly on microphones and speech algorithms. He has developed audio technologies for Bose Corporation and Intel Corporation, and held senior-level engineering positions at Solana Technology Development and Chinook Communications. Steven received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from MIT. He has several audio patents and is an active advisor to startups.

Michael Fabry
Senior Director Automotive Audio Systems

An award-winning audio specialist, entrepreneur and systems engineering expert, Michael Fabry is a recognized leader in the design of automotive sound systems and speaker development. Prior to joining DSP Concepts, he co-founded S1nn Gmbh & Co. KG where he was responsible for the design of the sound systems in Tesla’s Model S and X sedans. Michael has also held senior engineering positions at Harman Becker Automotive Systems and Bose Corporation.

Board of Directors
Christian Noske
Board Director

Christian is partner at BMW i Ventures.

Steven Fu, PhD
Board Director

Dr. Fu is partner at Walden International.

Board of Advisors
David Tsang
Serial Entrepreneur/CEO, Partner at Acorn Capital
David Wang
Senior VP of Engineering at Synaptics
Philipp Popov
CEO of Cloudcar

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