Rodney Ethridge


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Former Production Control Manager
Company Name
Baldwin Piano Company

Rodney Ethridge was the plant manager for the Baldwin Piano factory in Greenwood, Mississippi beginning in the early 1970s. He began working in the engineering department and rose to manager, overseeing several departments within the plant. The plant was considered by many in the industry to be a model for efficiency and top quality products during the 1970s and into the 1980s. With a management change that would see the company up for sale in the 1990s, the Greenwood plant was closed, however Rodney and his team left a mark of well-respected craftsmanship that is admired today.