Friends and colleagues of Art Constantine today are remembering him for his puckish disposition, his audio technical knowledge and his many years in the industry as a radio equipment manufacturing salesman and marketer.
Constantine died this weekend in a motorcycle accident that also took the life of his wife Lisa, according to a news report. According to a colleague, ATI's President Sheryl Murphy was en route from Arizona to New Jersey Sunday after learning about the crash. ATI sales is based in New Jersey, with manufacturing in Arizona.
According to the website PhillyBurbs.com, two people were killed in Southampton, N.J., Saturday after their motorcycle was involved in an accident with a state police car that was on its way to another emergency.
The website reported that police had identified the dead as Arthur Constantine, 64, and his passenger Lisa Schub, 53, both of Berlin, N.J. It said the trooper suffered minor injuries.
Systems engineering consultant David Bialik, learning of the news, wrote, "The broadcast and professional audio industry lost a great colleague and I lost a great friend. ... He worked at many companies and sold their products well, but also made sure to know the products so he could even give technical support on them, something very rare today."
Though he had also worked in trade publishing sales, including for a time at Radio World, Constantine was best known to the industry as an equipment executive, through his work for companies like ATI Audio, DaySequerra, Musicam USA and Fidelipac. At the latter company, his smiling mustached face was for a time a well-known part of the company's advertising.
— Paul McLane
Remembering Art Constantine