Trade Show

Charles Ahlers began working for the Anaheim Visitor and Convention Bureau as President in the 1990s after a strong career in several other markets.  He took pride in looking back at the growth of the NAMM Trade Show and the fact that his team worked hard to accommodate the needs of the show over...
 Howard Bailey was the executive account representative for the Freeman Companies, which serviced the NAMM show. Howard became a beloved part of the NAMM family and helped develop many benefits for the trade show attendee as well as the exhibitor. Beginning in 1964, Howard provided detail...
Tim Cunningham worked for a trade show design company in the late 1960s for which NAMM was a client. William Gard, NAMM’s CEO at the time, offered Tim a full time job to oversee the show's special events and programs. Tim organized educational sessions for attendees with the same concept that NAMM...
Doug Davies entered the music products industry in 1972 when he was hired by Turner Music in Canada. Turner was a subsidiary of Chicago Musical Instruments (CMI) and at the time, Doug was their youngest sales rep.  He really enjoyed the job as he had a supportive mentor to help him learn the ropes...
Doyle Dykes is not only one of his generation’s greatest guitar pickers; he is also an incredible human being. Doyle’s career as a guitar player led him to sessions with his hero, Chet Atkins, as well as regular church worship programs around the world. Mr. Dykes stated, “I’ve been blessed with the...
 Barbara Fitzgerald is a member of the NAMM family!  For years Barbara has been the trade show event coordinator who quietly in the background has made possible so many of the current services enjoyed during the annual shows.  She has worked on improving customer service for our members as well as...
Don Freeman’s father established the Freeman Decorating Company in 1927. By the 1960s, when Don became president, there were several other service companies under the title of Freeman, so they became known as Freeman Companies right about the time they were hired to assist with the development of...
Buddy Linn likes talking trash! In fact, he takes great care in making sure most NAMM Show attendees are unaware of the removal of trash before, during, and after the trade shows each year. This is his goal and he is proud to be a behind the scenes member of the NAMM family. Buddy began working for...
Bob Lozier began working at Freeman Companies with Howard Bailey in the 1960s to support the NAMM shows. Over the years, Bob has been instrumental in forming the infrastructure to support the policies and procedures enabling the growth of the NAMM shows and several other trade conventions...
Stan Mazyck plays an intricate role in the success of the NAMM Shows as a floor manager. As a retired police officer from the Long Island area, Stan worked trade shows while serving on the police force as a floor manager for a variety of industries before he relocated to Carlsbad, California where...

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