For 54 years, Clyde W. Moore had been a part of International Radio and Electronics Corp. and Crown International. His late father founded the company. The younger Moore had been with the company since 1951.
Now IREC said Moore has decided to retire as president and CEO. No immediate information was available on a successor.
Chairman Leonard Isaacs announced the change in a brief statement dated prior to the end of 2004, thanking Moore for his “substantial contribution to the growth and development of the company.”
Moore’s father Clarence founded International Radio and Electronics Corp. in 1947 after working with Christian broadcast group HCJB. The name of the company eventually was changed to Crown International in 1975.
In 2000, Crown International was purchased by Harman International, primarily for its Pro Audio division. But founders of Crown kept the Broadcast division as a separate entity, according to the company’s Web site, “and brought it under the newly resurrected corporate name of International Radio and Electronics Corp.”
A photo of the elder and younger Moore, and a history of the Crown name itself, are at: