Celebrating its 146th anniversary, Schoenstein & Co. owner Jack Bethards announced a leadership plan to assure the firm’s future. He will assume the role of Chairman and Tonal Advisor. Vice President Louis Patterson becomes President, managing all aspects of the company. Bryan Dunnewald is named Tonal Director, working with Bethards to continue and execute the company’s musical vision. Erik Asprey becomes Director of Planning and Engineering, seeing all projects through from design to completion. Head Voicer Timothy Fink takes on the additional role of Technical Director, working with Asprey on the layout and mechanics of each instrument. Chris Hansford becomes Director of Operations, responsible for smooth and efficient workflow inside and outside the factory. This is the first step in the creation of an Employee Ownership Trust to ensure the long-term continuity of one of the world’s longest established organ building firms.