I went out to the VMPS web site and the company is now permanently closed.
I know that there are key folks to every company. This has been the case for quite some time. However, with the advent of the Internet, it is increasingly difficult determine true companies vs 1 man shops. I know from experience that some places make there WEB sites appear they are bigger companies than they really are.
Even worse, however, the economic state doesn't afford many of these respectable audio engineers to employ and train successors, so when they pass away, so does their company and there products.
It is really sad to see everything he worked for pass with him.