After attending Johns Hopkins University in Electrical Engineering, Willy worked as a technician and engineer at a professional recording
studio in the Baltimore area. In 1977 he moved to the San Francisco area and worked at The Sounding Board in Berkeley as a bench
tech then service manager. The Sounding Board sold and serviced Nakamichi, McIntosh and
Yamaha. In 1979 he co founded dB Audio in Berkeley. In 1983 he sold his interest in dB Audio and in 1984 co founded San
Francisco Stereo where he worked until selling the business in 2006. Willy worked in and maintained a full service facility
in each of the stores he owned and attended all the service seminars which Yamaha, McIntosh. Tandberg, Krell, B&W/Rotel and Nakamichi
Since selling San Francisco Stereo in 2006 Willy has maintained a shop in his home and repairs selected pieces of equipment.
He owns all the necessary test equipment and setup jigs required to service Nakamichi cassette decks and stocks sufficient parts inventory
to properly service the equipment he elects to repair.