Designer Hall of Fame

There are many great designers out there, and especially in the lore from the golden age, but I'm not to familiar with them. I thought it might be interesting to discuss some of the great designers for engineering skill and knowledge, business integrity, and ultimatley quality of their products. My short list a "hall of fame" if you will of designers working today are:

Nelson Pass, Pass Labs
Charles Hansen, Ayre
Roger Modjeski, Music Reference
Ken Stevens, Convergent Audio Technolgy (CAT)
Kevin Hayes, VAC

and how could I leave Jeff Rowland off? Well it is a short list. Who would you nominate?
Maybe I'm not reading close enough, but I don't see Mr. Marantz on the list and he certainly should be. There isn't a tube circuit designer out there that doesn't owe some portion of their success to him and his work in amplifier design. You might be able to say the same for someone like Avery Fisher or Hermon Scott as well. It's these gentlemen's circuit designs and innovations that have driven most of the electronics in the modern audio world. You could certainly make a case for some of the early circuit designers that came before these, but their work appears to me to be the focal point between what some consider "electronic hobby", and the high end we understand today...
Ikeda-san for the Fidelity Research cartridges and pickup arms.
Ikeda-san for the Mark Levinson cartridge (MLAS) before he went EMT.
Ikeda-san for the Rowland Complement cartridges.
Ikeda-san for his own line of "moving coil Deccas" and pick up arms.
If he is no longer with us I wish him well. He made the best cartridges, a cantilever-less moving coil!
don allen. his amps and pres are without peers. what this man does and at such a low price is what i thought unbelievable. his cd player too. you'd be scared.
I would add Dan D'Agostino, Dave wilson and Bruce Brisson. Undeniably three giants in high end audio:O)
A.Stewart Hegeman (Stu) . H-K Citation 1 and 2 ,Dynaco Fm-1 and 3 ,Stromberg Carson labrynth speakers,some outstanding and even affordable speakers under the Hegeman Labs banner,but - mostly -he should be remembered for proposing that musical reproduction requires wide bandwidth - beyond the classic 20-20kHz hearing limit.