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?
Sidney Harman of Bogen and the original Harman-Kardon (1950s)
David Hafler of Dynaco (1950s-1960s) and Hafler (1970s)
Bjørn Erik Edvardsen of NAD
Steve McCormack of the Mod Squad, McCormack, and SMc Audio
Julian Vereker of Naim Audio
Frank Van Alstine of Audio by Van Alstine
Roy Gandy of Rega Research
Chris Johnson of Sonic Frontiers
Dudley Harwood of Harbeth
Spencer Hughes of Spendor
John Bowers of B&W Loudspeakers
There are many.... My top 5

Roger Modjeski
John Fusilier
Max Townshead
Nelson Pass