Independent Consultant (Concentrating on
Technology and International business)
Over 46 years experience in various
* Deep understanding of product
development cycle for world markets.
* Keen awareness of costs, technology,
marketing and service requirements.
* Aid in launching new products
Marketing and Management
* International Business Consultation
* OEM suppliers and contract
* International Market
analysis and Consultation
* Market Research, technology
transfer and licensing, Patent negotiation
* Merger & Acquisition; Finder,
Due Diligence, etc.
but mostly in Japan and Europe
678 778 6331
Cleggsan has been an independent consultant for the past 20
technology as it relates to consumer electronics, broadcasting, digital
audio, data compression
and related fields. Primary focus is on assessing future
technology, trends and product design.
He can advise, recommend and evaluate your corporate resource
engineering and R & D activities, assist with strategic
partnerships, managed buyouts or
business combination and due diligence.
Cleggsan is a pioneer in digital audio and one of the first to
encourage digital recording in
the music entertainment field. He is an early experimenter with optical
disc recording and
was instrumental in the development of the first wave of Compact Disc
music industry which
was introduced to the world in 1982. He arranged for the
first Telarc recordings to be pressed by
the Matushita/Panasonic CD factory in Kadoma, Japan. He represented
Matsushita at the Billboard
Awards (1983?) presentation for excellence in digital
recording where the DASH professional
recording system was chosen. He worked for the
revolution of digital video compression for
optical disc implementation which eventually resulted in
introduction of the DVD. He was also
directly involved in patent and licensing negotiations with Philips,
Sony, Nimbus and others.
Several collaborative projects for development of such technologies as
(utilizing Csound and other types of synthesis and signal processing),
early CD production,
automatic music composition, multimedia musical productions and digital
were conducted in cooperation with MIT, Georgia Tech and Rutgers
University. Over 50
market research projects were sponsored at Rutgers University on behalf
and Denon America. Assisted in preparing private offerings
for merger and acquisition
of CD production plant, recording companies, retail distribution
company and others.
Independent consultant these past 20 years. Based in Atlanta,
GA, NJ and UT.
Traveled to Japan over 100 times; UK over 30 times. Countries
visited in discharging
consulting and advisory duties: Singapore, Hong Kong, China,
France, Netherlands (Amsterdam/Eindhoven), Germany, Switzerland,
Canada, Brazil, Korea, Portugal, Greece (Athens).
Cleggsan is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, Illinois
State University and
additional studies at BYU, Bradley University, Miami University (Ohio),
City and others.
BSEE from University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, 1969.
MBA from Illinois State University, Normal/Bloomington, Illinois, 1974.
Diploma from DeVry Technical Institute.
He has taught courses at Illinois Central College (head of Electronics
Engineering Technology Department) and Rutgers University Graduate
Management (Executive MBA program in Interfunctional Management).
Cleggsan is past chairman of the RBDS (Radio Broadcast Data Systems) a
of the CEA (previously EIA) and NAB; also past international chairman
of the IEC TC100
on Audio, Video and Audio/Visual engineering standard setting
committee based in
Previous employment includes Matsushita Electric (Panasonic) ,
Nippon Columbia Co.,
Ltd. (Denon), GE (Decatur, IL), Sylvania and General Dynamics
Stromberg Carlson Division). Further details upon request.
Life Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society and Life Senior Member of
and member of the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society where
previously he was
active on several committees.
Most recently he was a presenter at the ICCE (International Conference
Electronics), January 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.