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Shure Celebrates International Women’s Day With Highlights Of Rose Shure, Chris Schyvinck, Other Top Women In The Industry

Women Have Served In The Company Chairman Role for the Past 26 Years
March, 08 2021 |

CHICAGO, March 8, 2021—International Women’s Day is a celebration of women, and Shure is recognizing this important day with a look at visionary women who have contributed to the success of the audio industry.

The Company would not be a global leader in audio technology today without the efforts of its former Chairman, Rose L. Shure. For more than 60 years, Mrs. Shure has served as an inspiration to all Shure Associates, past and present. She was a role model for Shure’s Core Values and basic principles, created by her husband and Company founder, Sidney N. Shure, that have guided the Company.

Rose Shure provided an interview with NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) in 2005 from Shure headquarters in Niles. Click here to watch the full video

The welfare of Shure and its Associates was her highest priority. She provided a work environment that inspired creativity, fostered pride in making products of the highest quality, and encouraged all Shure Associates to reach their personal potential. She emphasized business integrity, respect, and fair treatment for all. She was committed to giving back to the community, supporting causes locally and around the world.

Mrs. Shure started at Shure in 1949 and assumed ownership of the Company after Mr. Shure died in 1995. With her great understanding of the products and the business, she was able to not only continue the path Mr. Shure started, but expanded and developed the Company into a new era of technology. Under her direction, Shure expanded its product line to include wireless systems and personal monitoring. She remained as the Company’s Chairman until her passing in 2016.

Strong leadership at Shure continues with another inspirational woman, Chairman, President, and CEO Chris Schyvinck. She began at Shure almost 32 years ago as a quality control engineer and worked her way up through the Company to become Chairman and CEO in 2016. Under her leadership, the Company has grown exponentially, expanding to more than 40 facilities worldwide and increasing its market presence in software, conferencing systems, and consumer audio.

For more than a quarter of a century and counting, a woman has held the Chairman position at Shure.

“I’m not sure you’ll find many companies – especially in the technology sector – that have had women in this role for 26 consecutive years,” said Schyvinck. “Our Company represents dedicated women and men all over the world who work together to keep everyone connected with news, education, entertainment, business, sports, arts, houses of worship, and more. It’s an honor to continue the legacy of Mrs. Shure in leading such a forward-thinking organization.”

In addition to all of the women worldwide who contribute to the success of the Company, Shure is also proud to work with many women in various roles throughout the industry. Here are a just a few of the women with whom Shure has recently collaborated:

Recording: Paula Salvatore from Capitol Studios

Paula Salvatore is the senior director of the illustrious Capitol Studios in Hollywood, California. Over the years, she's seen just about every big name in the business come through the doors. Let her take you on a behind-the-scenes tour of this legendary recording studio.

Production: Producer Sylvia Massy

Sylvia Massy is an American producer and engineer known for her work with Johnny Cash, Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Tool, as well as her unorthodox recording techniques. We invited her to The Famous Gold Watch studio in Berlin to talk about her unique experiences, which include recording in an abandoned nuclear cooling tower and using vegetables to filter audio signals.

Culture/Education: Josephine Lee from Chicago Children’s Choir

Josephine Lee is the president and creative director of the Chicago Children’s Choir. Before the COVID-19 crisis, she brought some of the kids to Shure’s For Those Who Tour house for a special microphone workshop. She was asked about her classical music training, how she eventually joined CCC, and the choir’s important role in the city’s cultural landscape.

Performance: Jennifer Lopez

One of the most successful female performers in history worked with Shure to design her “It’s My Party” World Tour. With so many moving pieces in this dynamic series of performances, it required significant engineering perfection to ensure the best sound quality possible for Lopez.