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Getzen Company Changes Hands

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• Created: April 1, 2013
Adam Tom and Brett Getzen

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Adam Tom and Brett GetzenIn 1939, T.J. Getzen founded The Getzen Company in a converted barn behind the family home in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. That year, a family tradition in the musical instrument business was born.

Following that heritage, Brett and Adam Getzen, the great-grandsons of the company’s founder, have announced that they have purchased the Getzen Company from their father, Tom Getzen.
The sale marks the fourth generation of the Getzen family at the helm of the company.

Brett and Adam both have several years of experience with the company.Each has worked extensively in the factory "since a young age and has been involved in nearly every aspect of instrument manufacturing. Today, Brett’s focus is on sales and marketing while Adam is currently managing production.
Both are also heavily involved in research and development, as well as quality control.

Tom Getzen will remain an important part of the company as he takes his new position as chairman of the Board. Brett Getzen will become president with Adam serving as vice president.

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