Michael Nugent


Oral History Information

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Job Title
Former President
Company Name
Norlin Industries Corp.

Michael Nugent was the former president of Norlin Corporation. He joined the company when it was still Chicago Musical Instrument Corporation (CMI). M.H. Berlin, CMI’s founder, had purchased a few instrument lines to expand the company’s keyboard products department. Mr. Berlin’s son, Arnie, hired Michael to oversee that growing department. As it turned out, he was hired in the early 1970s, which was the beginning of the greatest sales boom the home organ has ever experienced. He stayed with the company when the name was changed to Norlin and later served as president. His NAMM Oral History was completed on June 7, 2007.