Norman Erickson was hired by the Lowrey Company in 1947. At that time, the company was still producing cement powder mixture. However, Lowrey’s owner had an interest in the electronic organ that was being developed by Laurinz Hammond, so he sought Norm as an engineer. Norm’s designs, in addition to those of his teammates, led to a line of organs just right for the average home. When Chicago Music Instruments (CMI) purchased the Lowrey Company in the late 1950s, Norm was promoted to executive positions in the company.
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