William Petersen

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Former President
Company Name
Selmer Company

William Petersen served as president of Selmer Corporation from 1975-1990 during a time of great growth. Bill took over as the head of the renowned band instrument company after the retirement of his old boss and industry icon, Charlie Bickel. Under Bill’s direction the company acquired Ludwig Drums. While the marching drum division was a great fit with the company’s other band instrument products, Bill sought to ensure equal focus would be placed on the combo and kit drum division.