Shure Inc.

William Baumzweiger’s father was the product engineer for the Shure company, who famously invented the Unidyne microphone.  Benjamin Baumzweiger is credited with being the driving force behind the creation of the first Unidyne. Benjamin (who later changed his last name to Bauer), began developing...
William Bevan has proudly served as an engineer at Shure Inc. for over 40 years. He was a key engineer in many of the company’s products from the early 1960s and running into the 2000s. He worked in the electronic development departments with a focus in his early years in photograph cartridges...
Don Gayle served as a technical writer for Shure for three decades, after a long and distinguished career as a professor of literature. While at Shure, Don’s language skills were key to the quality of materials for instructing customers in the use of each product. These materials remain a well-...
Sandy La Mantia is only the third President of Shure. The founder’s wife, Rose, hired Sandy to run the company for which she is still chairperson. The company has had a very significant history in the innovation of microphones, headphones, and speakers. It has also played a vital role in the...
Stanley Lager formed Dale Electronics Corporation in New York City in 1956. The company, well known as Dale Pro Audio, was among the very first to fill the growing electronic needs of vendors, installers, and the general public. Stanley befriended the Shure Brothers and sold that line of products...
Michael Pettersen is the unofficial historian of Shure. He can tell you everything you’d ever want to know about the long list of innovations and long-lasting microphone developments so much a part of the 80-year old company. Michael has also served in several roles in his 28-year career at Shure...
Peter Schmitt was not around when his family started a small retail store 110 years ago, but is proud of the role he has played in the expansion of the business into a wholesale business. His son Mike is the current President of Peter E. Schmitt Music in New Jersey, a fact Peter is proud of, “This...
Michael Schmitt is the president of Peter E. Schmitt Music in New Jersey, the wholesale business his great uncle formed back in 1926. Michael’s father expanded the company over the years to include pro-audio gear such as speakers, microphones and mixing boards. Following in the family tradition,...
Sandy Schroeder speaks with fond memories of his years in the music industry, most notably his current career at Shure, “Most folks don’t know that although Shure has been around for 80 years, we have only had three presidents, including our first Mr. Shure and our current president, Sandy LaMantia...
Rose Shure took over ownership of the Shure Company after her husband Sidney N. Shure died in 1995. With her great understanding of the products and office policies (having been employed there herself since 1949), She was able to not only continue the pace that her husband started, but expand and...

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