Laurie Westell


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Former Sales Manager
Company Name
Hohner UK

Mr. Laurie Westell was just 21 years old when he began working in the music products industry. He was hired by Hohner to deliver harmonicas around London. He enjoyed the job, rising in the company to become sales manager. He was sent on the road and represented the company during a period of growth, both expanding into new countries as well as developing the product line. He later worked with the Siel wholesaler in Italy and branched out on his own as music wholesaler. Even after his retirement, Laurie is remembered fondly throughout the industry.