NAMM Board of Directors-Interviewed

 Mr. Menchey founded the Menchey Music Service in 1936 out of his mother’s sewing room in Hanover. By the time he retired in 1982, Menchey’s Music grew into the premier full-service school music and piano dealer serving Central Pennsylvania and Northern Maryland. He pioneered expansive sheet music...
Joel Menchey is the president of Menchey Music Service, a Hanover, PA based retail store established by his grandfather in 1936. Joel is also very active within the industry serving on boards and committees for such organizations as NASMD, NAMM and RPMDA. Joel, himself a music maker, can be heard...
Bill Mendello retired as president of Fender Musical Instrument Corp in the fall of 2010 after a long career in the industry. He was hired in the accounting department of CBS Musical Instrument Division in 1978. Bill soon began working with Bill Schultz who was hired by the president of the musical...
Dana Messina was always intrigued by all the machinery in factories thanks to his engineering background, but his business skills are what lead to his success at both Selmer and Steinway. Dana was able to help streamline the business while never compromising on the quality of the product at both...
Betty Meyer and her husband, Ted, decided that their teaching salaries were not enough to raise their family in the early 1960s so they decided to open a music store. It turned out to be a great idea! Their children were raised in the store and both Ted and Betty could serve their customer base in...
Dave Miller was just 14 years old when he cut grass for a summer to pay off a neighbor for their old guitar.  He and his friends would hang out at the local music store, which was Western Hills Music Mart in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The owner was Jack Shallat who later hired Dave to work in the music...
Dale Miller was just 27 when he decided to open a music store. The year was 1974 and it was the first of many firsts for the passionate guitarist who enjoyed working with others to bring music into the lives of those who came into his store. While the store did not last, Dale’s drive and love of...
Larry Morton grew up in a family in St. Louis that had a strong love of music.  His parents provided piano lessons for his older sister and later Larry began learning music.  His father encouraged him to follow his dream of being involved with music.  Larry played in the marching band in high...
Jeff Mozingo cannot recall a time when he did not have music in his life!  His father was a band director who opened Mozingo Music in the St. Louis area.  Growing up, Jeff's love and sincere passion for music developed first, in the area of playing, then teaching and band instrument repair.  Today...
Horst Mucha is one of the most recognizable faces within the music products industry. As a past president of Hohner and a pioneer in the expansion of the company’s product line, Horst has truly become a legend in the industry. During the 1960s, he restructured dealer relations and revamped how it...

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