Gepco's Steve KusicielDES PLAINES, IL-It is with great sadness that Gepco International, announces the passing of long-time employee Steve Kusiciel.
Kusiciel's friendship with the founder of Gepco, Gary Geppert, started while both were employed at Paragon Studio. They again enjoyed the opportunity to work together later at Streeterville Studios. Then in 1991, their friendship turned into a business relationship when Geppert asked Kusiciel to join the Gepco team on a full-time basis. As the company expanded and additional divisions were formed, Kusiciel took on more responsibilities for the design, installation, and maintenance of many of the factory's manufacturing and processes. Kusiciel soon became a key component in Gepco's operations, taking on lead responsibilities for the company's IT and test and measurement systems.
During his audio engineering days, Kusiciel worked on projects for bands such as The Ohio Players and Tyrone Davis. Equally skilled at the console and with the technology behind it, Kusiciel did exceptional work in the studio. From installation and wiring, to equipment repair and calibration, to implementation of the early hard-disk-based recording systems, Kusiciel was a skilled technician and audio pioneer, always ready to explore new technologies.