Co-Founder of Ruark Acoustic
Alan inherited his love of audio and music from his father, growing up surrounded by an array of wonderful equipment which nourished his interest and enthusiasm in sound. A period that Alan remembers fondly is during his early teens when his father worked for a company called Dallas Arbiter who were then the importers of Fender guitars and manufacturers of Sound City professional amplifiers. Going to work with his dad during this time was a schoolboy’s dream that cultivated his interest in the guitar and forming bands which led to him playing local pubs and clubs. Working at Ford Motor Company and Marconi, Alan gained his engineering and manufacturing skills, but with their entwined love of audio it seemed right that father and son should work together and so in 1985 they formed Ruark Acoustics.