AES Member Profile

Tim Gladwin

Tim Gladwin

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Audio Fields:

  • Consumer - Home
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Musical Acoustics
  • Consumer - Portable
  • Consumer - Telecommunications Hardware
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Hardware
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Transducers
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Research & Development

Job Duties:

  • Engineer
  • Hardware Designer
  • Researcher


Tim Gladwin began working in audio in 1983 by forming his own audio company to provide PA and recording services. He built 2 recording studios, engineered numerous live events, recorded many artists, wrote, recorded and produced radio shows and provided road support for several acts.
In 1994, Tim began working for the Definitive Technology engineering team (then Blue Systems) on the BP2000 project and soon began designing transducers, and loudspeakers. Tim rose to the position of Acoustic Engineering Manager at Blue Systems leading the acoustic design on all DT transducers and for many of the current systems including the award winning Mythos ST-L, Mythos XTR-50, Cylinder, Cube and BP8000 series.
In January 2010, Tim left Blue Systems to run Warkwyn Associates full time. At Warkwyn Tim designed transducers and systems for a variety of international clients. He also represented Klippel in North America for sales and measurement services. 
Harman International hired Tim in 2015 and he spent over 3 years there leading the Luxury Audio Loudspeakers group as Director of Engineering.
Tim left Harman to join Google in 2018, working to successfully implement panel audio on Pixel 5.
Tim is a member of AES, ASA, ASME and ASTM. He is the inventor on 12 acoustic patents for transducer and speaker design with several other acoustic patent applications in process.

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