William Petersen

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.  

Interview Date:
July 13, 2002
Date of Birth:
December 25, 1929
Deceased Date:
July 16, 2015
Job Title:
Former President
Selmer Company

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