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Ivor Tiefenbrun MBE 2011

Ivor Tiefenbrun

Ivor Tiefenbrun MBE, Executive Chairman of Linn Products Ltd, was born in Glasgow in 1946 and was married in 1969 and has three children. He established Linn Products in 1972 the same year his son Gilad, now Managing Director of Linn, was born. Ivor founded Linn after he had designed the LP12 turntable which went on to become the gold standard turntable for the hi-fi cognoscenti and remains in production to this day. He has devoted the majority of his working life to building the Linn business and to ensuring it remains at the forefront of innovation and quality.

Ivor was past Chairman of the Federation of British Audio.  Awarded an MBE in 1992 for his services to the Electronics Industry, Ivor was invited to serve two terms on the Design Council from 1995 - 1999, and in December 1999, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Mackintosh Building, received an Honorary Fellowship from the Glasgow School of Art.  Ivor is a founder member of Entrepreneurial Scotland and was inducted to their Hall of Fame in December 2011.  In 2004 he was appointed a Visiting Professor at Strathclyde University by the Department of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management and he is also a founder member of Strathclyde University's Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs.  He was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Scottish Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2001.  In 2006, Ivor established the registered charity, Cure Crohn's Colitis, to raise funds for patient centric research into inflammatory bowel disease.  In 2011 he was appointed a member of The William Robertson Society at The University of Edinburgh for his charity work.

Furthermore, posts formerly held by Ivor include Chairman and Vice President (Highest Elected Office) of the Federation of British Audio, Member of the Institute of Contemporary Scotland and Trustee of the Policy Institute.

From the 1 January 2002, Linn Products Ltd was awarded Royal Warrant status for its products, as providers of Entertainment Systems to the Royal Household.

Ivor's personal interests include politics and economics, helping people, thinking, manufacturing and engineering, music, reading, walking, cycling, sailing and the visual arts.

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