In honor of Hal Leonard’s appointment as the exclusive distributor of Gretsch Drums’ Renown, Catalina and Energy series, Fred W. Gretsch recently visited the company’s Milwaukee WI headquarters. He met with the 50-person sales department to provide a historical overview of his family’s business, which started in 1883 and which he bought back from Baldwin in 1985. Gretsch also spent time with the marketing team from Hal Leonard to discuss long-term planning.

Hal Leonard’s Vice President – MI Products, Brad Smith, commented, “We are well aware of the American legacy being entrusted to us, and we’re honored that Mr. Gretsch would come visit us to share his stories and expertise about the drum market. Hal Leonard is also a family-founded business, so we truly value the importance and significance of that history, and we want to make sure we keep that central to our marketing.”

Gretsch commented, “We believe in partnering with the best companies in the industry, which share the goal of making a more musical world. Hal Leonard definitely is a perfect fit for us, and we can’t wait to get started. Go team!”

Hal Leonard was appointed the exclusive distributor of the Gretsch series by Drum Workshop, Inc., at the NAMM Show.

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