Dave Surber


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Sales and Marketing Director
Company Name
Getzen Company

Dave Surber’s father was a United States Navy musician who worked for the Leblanc Company after he retired from the navy.  When Dave was looking for a job his father found one for him in the buffing room at Leblanc.  Dave moved into polishing clarinet keys while his father worked with artist relations and export sales within the office, with the company’s president Vito Pascucci.  Dave became the Customer Service Manager in 1986 and worked in sales and became Export Sales Manager.   He was later hired by the Getzen Company and works side by side with Tom Getzen in Elkhorn, Wisconsin –and enjoys every bit of it!