Amati USA Names New President

Mike Lawson • News • August 26, 2014

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Jay Wanamaker takes the helm at Amati USA

Wind instrument maker Amati USA has announced that industry veteran Jay Wanamaker has been named the company’s new president & COO. Jay will oversee all Amati U.S. operations, including Amati Woodwind & Brass Instruments and V.F. Cerveny Brass Instruments, as well as overseeing the Strunal String Instrument brand.

Jay has previously served as a senior executive with Yamaha Band & Orchestral Division, Yamaha Pro Audio & Combo Division, Guitar Center, Music & Arts, Fender’s KMC Music, and Alfred Publishing.

As an educator, Jay has been a member of the music faculty at the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, authored numerous educational publications, composed music for the motion picture DRUMLINE, and instructed mass bands for events including the Olympics, Super Bowls, Special Olympics, Liberty Weekend, Pan Am Games, and the McDonald’s All-American High School Band.

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