Michael Pettersen


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Corporate Historian
Company Name
Shure Incorporated

Michael Pettersen is the official historian of Shure Incorporated. He can tell you everything you’d ever want to know about the long list of innovations and long-lasting microphone developments so much a part of the iconic company. Michael has also served in several roles in his long career at Shure including Director of Applications Engineering. Following his 2005 interview, Michael played a key role in capturing Kay Koster’s NAMM Oral History interview the following year. Kay hired Michael to teach guitar in her store when he was a teenager. He has been involved with the music industry ever since. In 2017, he was given a new role - Director of Corporate History for Shure, which is fitting indeed! Michael was interviewed again 2022, this time with a focus on the career of Shure pioneering engineer Benjamin Bauer.