Dual Electronics Corporation announced today that 12 volt industry veteran Clyde Podraza passed away on February 2 at the age of 67. He was a founding partner at Dual and spent a decade as one of its top executives.
Podraza started his career at Motorola, he then moved on to work in executive positions at Panasonic, International Jensen, Recoton, Dual Electronics, and AAMP Global.
Jim Braun, President of Dual Electronics said “I worked alongside Clyde for almost 20 years. He was a pillar of the 12 volt industry during his time with Jensen and Dual. Clyde was one of the original founders of Dual Electronics, and we would certainly not be where we are today without the monumental efforts and influence Clyde brought to the marketplace.” Braun added, “More important than this, he was just a genuinely great person. Clyde would do almost anything to help any one of his large network of friends and colleagues. I’m going to miss Clyde, as I know many will.”
Podraza spent the last several years of his career at AAMP Global prior to retiring in 2020. Scott Forst, President and CEO of AAMP Global added “I personally started at AAMP with Clyde, and I couldn’t have been luckier to learn from such a wonderful and talented person. He spread his knowledge and joy to everyone at AAMP and he will be greatly missed.”
Podraza is survived by his wife of 44 years, Marj, his three grown children and three grandchildren.