I met Paul in the mid 90's as team members of a small, international tiger team at Sennheiser which brought us evolution wired and wireless microphones. Paul was the GM of Sennheiser UK at the time and I was just beginning my career in the US. I recall hanging on his every word, as he was clearly a highly experienced audio professional.
Paul was kind. Over the years he willingly shared his wisdom with me, whether I was looking or not. One of the most important lessons was to "aim high". Which is exactly what we did with some of the artist endorsement we worked on together. Signature series microphone, world tours and the creation of a global relations organization all started with Paul "asking" me to"aim high".
Paul was generous. We worked together on a variety of charity events over the years which I will always hold dear to my heart. The events touched the lives of many, including mine. Despite how busy Paul was, he always made time for people. He was an inspirational leader whom I'd proudly follow anywhere.
Paul was fun to be around. His philosophy of working hard and playing hard was tough to keep pace with. The time we met sound engineers in Mystic, CT. The innocent evening out in Nashville, TN. The dinner at your house. The stories, laughs and memories (or lack thereof). #legendary
Paul was interested in people. His role in my family and I moving to Germany, changed my life. Little did I know at the time this decision would have paved the way to an amazing career. I'm forever humbled to have had Paul take an interest in me. For that, I will never forget to always put people first and pay it forward.
Paul, you will be sorely missed my friend. RIP