For more than 20 years, Roger Gibboni has led highly effective engineering and manufacturing teams that deliver results. Roger has spent his professional career designing and manufacturing high tech communications and radar equipment for the Department of Defense, NASA and several other agencies with demanding communications and engineering requirements. Roger brings this high quality engineering and manufacturing expertise to the home audio market when he founded Rogers High Fidelity in 2009. Roger graduated from Drexel University in 1981 with a major in Electrical Engineering. He has graduate degrees in electrical engineering and business.
Roger started his career as a design engineer for satellite communications programs with General Electric. He moved to RCA to continue his engineering career designing and manufacturing satellite ground terminals, Navy Aegis radars, secure communications equipment and the communications and tracking suite for the NASA Space Station. His first assignment was at RCA in Camden, New Jersey, the quintessential home of the Victor Talking Machine Company and the legendary RCA Home Entertainment Business. At RCA, Roger worked under some of the best radio design engineers in the world. Roger founded Rogers High Fidelity with a personal desire to design and build American Made, quality audio equipment. Roger’s goal is to custom build each piece of audio equipment for each individual client as if he were building it for himself. The outcome has been audio amplifiers that are unique and priceless. Our credo at Roger’s High Fidelity is two-fold: “What you make people feel is as important as what you make” and “Build each amplifier so that your kids will fight over it when you’re gone.” We live by these values every day.
Roger joined Dulye & Co. as the Chief Operating Officer in 2003, after 11 years as owner and president of New York-based Walden Printing Co. In less than a decade he grew the business from $1.5 million in revenues to more than $12 million by incorporating Lean manufacturing processes, team-based leadership, statistical process controls and inventory reduction programs. From 1981 through 1992, Roger worked in several leadership positions with General Electric, where he led major manufacturing and engineering programs to unprecedented results in design effectiveness and productivity through two-way communications efforts and a laser focus on continuous improvement. His last position with GE was as plant manager of a New Jersey-based Aerospace facility, where Roger lead a team of 1000+ represented manufacturing and engineering employees in the design and production of Satellite Terminals, Trident Submarine Radio Rooms, Communications Encryption Equipment and Space Station Communications and Tracking Equipment. While at GE, Roger completed the consolidation of a 10 building facility into 2 buildings, integrated an MRP II materials management program, consolidated labor occupations from 20 to 3, and developed a Continuous Improvement Program based on Two Way Communications.
Roger earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia. In addition, he completed post-graduate studies at Drexel (Engineering Studies) and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School (Business Studies). At GE, Roger completed courses at the company’s Executive Development Program at the Crotonville School. An active member of his community, Roger donates his time to several organizations in New York State’s Hudson Valley, including the Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center in Warwick; the Council of Industry in New Paltz; the Community Foundation of Orange County in Sugar Loaf, The Rotary Club and the New York State Workforce Investment Board in Goshen. In his free time Roger can be found reading his favorite history authors, rowing, piloting his small plane or communicating with other amateur radio enthusiasts. And when he’s not creating a gourmet meal, he’s often enjoying the outdoors, either on skis or in hiking boots.