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Alexander M. Poniatoff

Alexander M. PoniatoffAKA Alexander Michael Poniatoff

Born: 1892
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 1980
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Founder of Ampex

His California company, Ampex, was supposedly named for his initials (A.M.P. plus "ex" for "excellence") but employees will tell you "ex" stands for "experimental". Ampex built industry-standard recording equipment for radio stations including the ABC network and developed tape delay radio for The Bing Crosby Show. Poniatoff served as president of Ampex until 1955 when he was elected chairman of the board.

Father: (lumberman)

    Ampex Founder (1944)
    General Electric Engineer
    Russian Ancestry

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