In 1982, Scott Bagby (design, manufacturing) along with Jerry VanderMarel gathered a team of dedicated audiophiles and engineers (and engineers who were audiophiles) and tapped smart university audio researchers and the detailed scientific findings from audio studies conducted by the National Research Council of Canada, and co-founded Paradigm, manufacturer of loudspeakers.
The Paradigm Models 7 & 9 were unveiled at the Toronto Audio Show that year. A dozen dealers signed on to carry the line. (Many of these loyal charter dealers remain proud Paradigm dealers even today!)
Paradigm to this day continues to lead the competitive consumer electronics industry by staying on the cutting edge of audio science and technology.