James Cowan, president of audio equipment provider Neutrik USA, passed away on Nov. 5 from cancer at the age of 52. Cowan worked for Neutrik for 20 years, starting out as general manager, then vice president and was named president in March of 2000.
In addition to running the company, Cowan was instrumental in Neutrik's numerous donation activities, donating the company's equipment to such organizations and schools as Brookfield Academy, La Sierra University and Michigan State University.
Prior to joining Neutrik, Cowan held various positions with Texas Instruments, Panduit and Dialight-Kulka-Smith.
Cowan is survived by wife Kate and sons Gregory and Dan.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ocean of Love, 1709 Highway 37 E., Toms River, NJ 08753, or by visiting http://ocean-of-love.org/.