In honor of Martin’s 30 years designing products for us (and his 60th birthday) Loren created this mural for our office ceiling.
Steve Alcorn is an entrepreneur, engineer, inventor, author and teacher best known for his involvement in the theme park industry. In 1982 he joined Walt Disney Imagineering (then known as WED Enterprises) as a consultant, where he worked on the electronic systems for Epcot Center. He designed show control systems for The American Adventure, wrote the operating system used in the parkwide monitoring system, and became Imagineering’s first Systems Engineer, heading up mechanical, electronic and software systems for the Journey Into Imagination ride. In 1986 he founded Alcorn McBride Inc. The company’s show controller, the V16, quickly became the parkwide standard throughout most of the world’s theme parks. He also directed the team that developed the Digital Binloop multi-track audio/video system used in nearly every major theme park attraction. The Florida Governor’s Award recognized his Digital Video Machine high definition player as the year’s best new product.