Walt Johnston

Walt Johnston was best known throughout the industry for his role in introducing the Pearl Drum Company to the United States. After a gig selling band instruments, Walt was hired by CMI to bring the Pearl kits to the American market. His success was based on several elements, not the least of which was Walt’s dedication to his customers. In 1998, he and his wife formed Worldmax USA, a company that provides drum hardware to a number of American companies.  Walt was a passionate member of the music industry and no trade show felt complete without a hardy handshake and chat with Walt. He passed away on July 31, 2015 at the age of 81. 

Interview Date:
April 14, 2007
Date of Birth:
January 5, 1934
Deceased Date:
July 31, 2015
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