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On December 14th, several executives from Sam Ash Music visited the D’Addario headquarters and factories in Farmingdale, New York. 

They included Richard Ash, President and CEO of Sam Ash Music, Barry Horowitz, SVP Sales & Merchandising, Lee Mendelson, Band & Orchestra Buyer among others.  It was an opportunity to meet with D’Addario executives and sales team members and to take a tour of both D’Adario’s String Factory as well as Evans Drumheads facility.  Both Sam Ash Music and D’Addario have a great deal in common as both are family businesses based on Long Island and the event was an opportunity to connect and learn. 

 “While Sam Ash and D’Addario as companies are very different, they are strikingly similar as family businesses.  I thoroughly enjoyed sharing stories about the humble beginnings of both businesses and our family’s long-standing connection, dating back to when our CEO Jim D’Addario was a young boy shopping in one of their original Sam Ash stores in Hempstead.” – John D’Addario III, President D’Addario & Co.

 Photo: Jim D’Addario (right), CEO D’Addario & Co. shows Richard Ash (left), President and CEO of Sam Ash Music, an example of Evans Drumheads custom printed Inked by Evans drumhead.

 



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