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Trade Regrets: Bob Saunders

Christian Wissmuller • Trade Regrets • January 8, 2020

We received the following message from NAMM’s Dan Del Fiorentino:

Bob Saunders passed away on Sunday January 5, 2020 at the age of 78.

Bob began working in the accounting department for Kaman Corporation.  He was asked by the company’s founder, Charlie, to work with his son Bill for the Kaman Music Corporation.  After Bill retired, Bob took over as CEO and President of Kaman Music and ran the company for over a decade.  During Bob’s time as president, the company acquired the Latin Percussion (LP) brand, which was a complimentary product to the guitars they were manufacturing, and oversaw the aquisition of Musicorp as Kaman was the largest independent distributor of musical instruments and accessories in the United States (Musicorp was number two).  

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