Alan Vater

Alan Vater’s grandfather, Jack, established a music store in New England and found a need to produce his own brand of drumsticks. Young Alan recalls watching his grandfather hand dip his drumsticks in lacquer, which inspired his father, Clarence, to work on developing a faster process. In 1975 the company was formed to make sticks for a number of drum manufacturers. Alan and his brother, Ron, soon realized if they labeled the sticks with their own name they could build a reputation for their own brand. And so Vater drumsticks were born. Alan developed several products to help increase the lines they carried including the now famous Vater Cajon Brushes.

Interview Date:
September 27, 2021
Job Title:
President & CEO
Vater Percussion Inc.

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