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Trade Regrets

  • Trade Regrets: David Rhodes Campbell

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | May 31, 2024Longtime MI industry veteran David Campbell passed away on May 18th Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Merle Johnson

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | April 30, 2024Merle Johnson,  longtime owner and CEO of E. K. Blessing Co. Inc., passed away at his Elkhart, Indiana, home on March 2nd,  2024, surrounded by family. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Rick Walters

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | April 23, 2024Hal Leonard has announced the loss of their esteemed friend and colleague, Rick Walters.  Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Glenn DePue, 30-Year Yamaha Exec

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | April 5, 2024Glenn DePue, who distinguished himself as a highly successful executive throughout his remarkable 30-year career with Yamaha Corporation of America, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, April 3, at his home in Mesa, Arizona. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Mike Lewis

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | March 11, 2024On March 11, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation shared the following sad news: Today, we reach out with heavy hearts to share the news of the passing of Mike Lewis, VP of Product Development at the Fender Custom Shop. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: William ‘Bill’ Higgins, Owner of Bill’s Music House

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | March 1, 2024Bill's Music is a retail musical instrument store located in Catonsville, "Music City" Maryland. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Joe Bredau

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | February 29, 2024It is with great sadness that Korg USA shares the news that longtime industry veteran and former colleague Joe Bredau passed away on January 13 at the age of 82. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Steve McKay

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | February 6, 2024Radial Engineering has announced the passing of Steve McKay, a veteran industry professional who spent 20 years with the company. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Martyn How

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | January 9, 2024Rotosound is saddened to announce that James How's eldest son, Martyn, has passed away at his home on the first of January. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Salvatore J. Intagliata

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | December 20, 2023Salvatore J. Intagliata, owner of Cassell's Music in San Fernando, Ca., passed away peacefully at the age of 97 on October 27, with his family at his side. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Dave Lopez

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | November 27, 2023It is with great sadness that Odyssey Innovative Designs (Odyssey) a leading design, manufacturer and distributor of cases and accessories, announces the passing of industry veteran Dave Lopez after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Read More...
  • Trade Regrets: Rudi DeGaspari

    Christian Wissmuller | Trade Regrets | November 6, 2023MI veteran Rudi DeGaspari, longtime Hohner employee and later pivotal to the launch of Kala Brand Music Company, passed away on October 10. Read More...
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