September 16, 2014
(1951- )Founder, MiTek Electronics and Communications Corporation
His attraction to science and engineering dated back to his early childhood. His first jobs were at steel and wood mills where he learned metallurgy and cabinetry. While learning to play jazz saxophone, he became fascinated by music and sound amplification. Loyd Ivey combined these experiences, avocations and interests to found MiTek, which has become one of the U.S.’s largest manufacturers of car and home audio electronics.
Ivey was born May 18, 1951, in rural Scopus, MO, to a large family of five brothers and seven sisters. As soon as he could talk, Ivey found himself giving direction to everybody...