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Trade Regrets

  • Trade Regrets: Laurie Austin

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | February 26, 2021On February 26, the RPMDA shared the following sad news: It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad news of the death of RPMDA past president Laurie Austin at her home in Portland, Oregon, on February 22. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Henry Goldrich

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | February 18, 2021On February 18, we received the followng sad news from NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino: Henry Goldrich had some of the most remarkable stories in the industry! Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Colleen Summerhays

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | February 17, 2021On Februray 17, NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino shared the following: I am sad to report that one of the matriarchs of our industry has passed away.  Mrs. Colleen Summerhays of Summerhays Music in Utah passed away over the weekend. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Rob Rivera

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | February 15, 2021It is with a heavy heart that Odyssey Innovative Designs (Odyssey) a leading design, manufacturer and distributor of cases and accessories, announces the passing of long-time Odyssey employee Robert Rivera due to Covid-19. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Rupert Neve

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | February 14, 2021On February 13, NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino sent the following: One of the true audio engineer pioneers, Rupert Neve, passed away yesterday. He was 94 years old. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Frank Hackinson

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | February 11, 2021On February 10, we recevied the following from NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino: Pioneering music publisher Frank Hackinson passed away on Saturday.  He was 93 years old. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Thomas C. Walter

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | February 8, 2021A sales and marketing force behind many of the top names in pro audio, Thomas C. Walter passed away on January 16, 2021. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Lloyd McCausland

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | January 29, 2021On January 29 we received the following sad news from NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino: Lloyd McCausland, Former Vice President of Remo, passed away yesterday from COVID-19.  He was 89. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Fred Tinker

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | January 25, 2021On January 25, NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino sent the following message: Co-Founder of Rodgers Instrument Company, Fred Tinker passed away last month. He was 93 years old. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Robert “Dan” Palen

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | January 20, 2021Robert “Dan” Palen of Palen Music Center in Springfield, Missouri, passed away on January 17, 2021 after suffering from a stroke. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Carma Lou Beck

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | January 5, 2021On January 5, we received the following from NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino: Beloved Iowa music retailer Carma Lou Beck passed away yesterday, January 4, 2021. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Mototsugu Shimamura

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | January 4, 2021On January 4 we received the following message from NAMM's Dan Del Fiorentino: One of the true icons of music retailing has passed away. Mr. Mototsugu Shimamura passed away on December 26. He was 87. Read More...
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