Oral History Information
Rob Palmer served as president of UMI (United Musical Instruments) in the final years of the company before the brands it manufactured were sold to other companies. UMI played an important role in the transition of several products in Elkhart, Indiana, during the 1990s and early into 2000. At the time Rob was interviewed in 2002, UMI was producing the Armstrong flute line and the CG Conn line of products, among others. Although Rob later left the industry, he remains close friends with those he worked with during a very historic period in the band and orchestra instrument industry.