Mexican Music Industry

Alfredo Flores was born in Mexico in 1908 and moved to San Antonio, Texas with his mother and grandmother when he was a small boy. He took several jobs as a young man including a position with the Thomas Goggan piano company. His experience with the piano company provided Mr. Flores with the idea...
Enrique Garcia is the Paint Booth Supervisor at Remo.  Starting several decades ago with Remo, he is responsible for overseeing the application of all the amazing colors that appear on Remo products.  He carefully explained how important it is and how careful you have to be to paint a drum head...
James Glanville was part of the team that relocated the Conn instrument manufacturing operations from Elkhart, IN to Nogales, Mexico, back in 1972. The result was a heavy blow to Elkhart, which had once been the Band Instrument Capital of the World. However, it was a needed move in order to keep...
Alberto Kreimerman opened Hermes Music Stores in the United States with branches in Mexico beginning in 1982. His goal was always to serve music makers with quality products and service and in the background he set aside some of his profit to serve underprivileged children in both the US and Mexico...
George Lemus opened a music store in his hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico in the late 1950s and named it M. Haus Lemus. He focused on building a family business with consistent and quality customer service. Over the years he helped increase the piano market within Mexico and became one of the...
Soledad Marron knows drumheads!  Having worked for Remo Inc. for over 30 years, she has been inspecting drumheads as a Quality Assurance Inspector for over 25 years. She undisputedly holds the world record for having handled more drumheads than anyone else in human history.  She inspects 20,000 a...
Fernando Mendez is happy to speak about the many great things that are part of working for Remo.  As the Lead Supervisor for the Drumhead Department, Fernando is at the heart of the production of Remo’s core products and has been for several decades.   Fernando eloquently speaks about the family...
Cesar Rosas was born in Hermosillo, Mexico, in the state of Sonora, and was greatly influenced by the music he heard as a child growing up. He was exposed to traditional Mexican music and instruments, and continued to play the music of his heritage even after moving to East Los Angeles as a...
Jose Saldivar has been with Remo for 30 years this year!  He began with the company back in earlier days when the company was in North Hollywood.  He is the Lead Hoopformer, making the hoops that house the drumhead.  This is a crucial part of the process, as the the superior sound of the drumhead...
Abel Sanchez is the noted restoration expert for such piano brands as Steinway and Chickering. Abel was born and raised in northern Mexico on the cattle ranch along with seven brothers. By the late 1950s, he moved to San Diego where he began working for two music stores as a piano technician. Some...

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