ATC Loudspeaker Technology has announced the death its founder and owner, Billy Woodman. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 21, 2022, at age 76. In the span of almost five decades, his principles, philosophies, and absolute commitment to engineering excellence created the bedrock on which ATC is built.
Under his leadership and guiding hand, the UK-based ATC has continued to grow and succeed as a family business with son, Will Woodman as Managing Director supported by fellow director and lifelong friend, Bob Polley.
Billy was an extraordinary man, not only gifted as an engineer but also as a jazz pianist and restorer of vintage cars. As a true gentleman, he led his life with courage, kindness, and generosity, and he leaves a remarkable and inspirational legacy. His loss is profoundly felt by his family, friends, and the entire ATC family that he created.
Will Woodman posted the following tribute to his father on the company’s website:
I am extremely sad to announce the death of my Dad, ATC’s founder, and owner, Billy Woodman.
Dad passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on 21 July 2022, aged 76 years old. Although Dad had suffered from a number of health issues over the years, he had always defied the odds and recovered, his death has been a shock to us all.
Dad founded ATC almost five decades ago. His principles, philosophies, and absolute commitment to achieving engineering excellence are the foundation on which ATC is built. At the heart of this was outstanding transducer design and engineering that focused on achieving the best sound reproduction possible.
Dad’s emphasis on running ATC as a family business has remained and under his leadership and guiding hand, we have ensured that ATC has continued to grow and succeed with the constant support of fellow Director and lifelong friend, Bob Polley.
Dad was an extraordinary man, not only gifted as an engineer but also as a jazz pianist, and undertook exquisite restorations of vintage cars. He was truly an exceptional man in every aspect of his life. He was one of life’s true gentleman and leaves a remarkable legacy. He inspired many, not least me, in how he led his life, always with courage, kindness, and generosity.
The loss of my Dad is profoundly felt by not just me, my darling mum, Mumble, his grandchildren, his family, and friends, but the entire ATC family that he created and very much loved.
ATC is distributed in the U.S. buy the TransAudio Group, founded by industry veteran Brad Lunde.