1966 – Dr. Michael De Bakey performs groundbreaking surgery by implanting an artificial heart. The Batman, Star Trek and How The Grinch Stole Christmas premiere on TV. We lose Walt Disney. MIT biochemist Har Khorana finishes deciphering the DNA code. Medicare begins. Supreme Court decides on Miranda vs Arizona…Miranda Rights are born.
And if that weren’t enough…two great companies are born: Professional Products Inc. and Cohiba. Admittedly more people know the cigar brand, but I’m going to take poetic license here. It’s my web site. Three men took a chance and produced a “professional” spinoff of their consumer hi-fi company (yes hi-fi, not Wi-Fi. Not yet anyway).
Led by Carter Kaufmann, Professional Products is established to provide technology to the Federal government, corporate marketplace, higher education, and broadcasters. Over the years the company grows both in size and revenues and begins to add engineering and support services, and becomes a leader and power player in the AV and Broadcast/Production reseller and integration market.
45 years later the company took the evolutionary step of re-branding from Professional Products to Human Circuit, with a new focus on the relationship between people and technology. This past November we turned 50 and celebrated our quinquagenary.
More good things to come…
Yes, quinquagenary is an interesting word choice but also a lot of fun to say. Check out this fun video to learn how to say Quinquagenary.