Eight New Board Members Elected at NAMM's Annual 2010 Meeting of Members

January 16, 2010

NAMM held its Annual Meeting of Members today during the 2010 NAMM Show. After introducing past presidents in attendance, reviewing the new annual report and recapping highlights of the year, Chairman Tom Schmitt called for the vote of the new slate of the NAMM Board of Directors. The following NAMM Members were elected for service from 2010 to 2013:

Michael Canning is a professional manufacturers representative and the president of Cadon Technical Sales, which represents a variety of companies in the music products industry.

Dana Messina is the chief executive officer of Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc., one of the world’s premier music products manufacturers, located in Waltham, Mass.

Gordon Wilcher is the founder and senior partner of Owensboro Music Center.

Mark Ragin is the Chief Executive Officer of U.S. Band & Orchestra Supplies, Inc./St. Louis Music in St. Louis, Mo., a combo/band and orchestra distributor.

Carol Calato is the vice president of J.D. Calato Manufacturing, a maker of percussion accessories located in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Peter Hix is co-owner of Hix Brothers Music, a combo store with locations in Aurora and Batavia, Ill.

Steve Judge is the owner and president of Griggs Music Inc. in Davenport, Iowa, a full-line chain of two stores established in 1903.

Chuck Surack is the president and founder of Sweetwater Sound of Fort Wayne, Ind.

About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.