Oral History Information
Job TitleMusician, Product Engineer
Mark Thomas was a noted flute player who toured the world and recorded several albums during his long career. As a product endorser, Mark appeared in several printed ads over the years as he was hired by several flute makers as a product engineer to help improve and in some cases, design musical instruments. One of Mark's favorite memories was the opening of the NAMM Show in 1976. To commemorate the bicentennial of the United States, the president of NAMM carried the flag, William F. Ludwig II played the rope drum and Mark played the piccolo to welcome the industry to the show.