John Curl - Dennesen and Symmetry, to name two, although the products were not power amplifiers.
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Peter Perreaux...original designer of the 1970's-80's amps and preamps. I had an Acoustat TNT that was powering my Acoustat 2+2's.The TNT was stolen (don't ask!), so I went to my dealer to replace it. He demo-ed a CD with loud transients and the TNT clipped his 2+2's at a moderately high listening level. He then hooked up a Perreaux PMF1850 to the Acoustats, played the CD louder and the amp sailed right through it. I bought it and used it on my 2+2's for over 15 years.
Dale Pitcher, formerly of Essence and now of Intuitive Design. The first time I heard Essence SS amps I immediately sold all my tube and other SS amps and quit looking for the holy grail of audio. His carbon nanotube cables were recently reviewed here on Audiogon, and his speakers have won several Best in Show awards.
Dave Gore for the Quatre Gain Cell amplifier.
When The Audio Critic's first issue came out - they had a amplifier show down.
Yamaha B2 V-Fet amp, Audio Research, Threshold, and others. The Gain Cell was their choice over the others. So Mr. Gore definitely deserves a place in this pantheon. (to this day that amp was one of the greatest bass amp I've ever heard. Liquid sounding and dynamic)