June 6, 2000 |
Pushing the envelope of guitar-making technology, this month Japanese instrument giant Yamaha introduces an acoustic guitar made of bamboo--a hollow, treelike Asian grass that contains more air than wood. For Yamaha, the three-year struggle to create the guitar was more than just a marketing gimmick. It was also an effort by the world's largest instrument maker to see whether instruments could be made from more environmentally friendly materials.
September 2, 1988
Yamaha International Corp. has named Masahiko Arimoto president of its reorganized American operations. The operations of Yamaha Music Corp. USA have been merged into Yamaha Corp. of America to form a single business entity. The reorganized company will continue to have headquarters in Buena Park. Arimoto most recently served as general manager of the Asia-Oceania global region and was elected a director of the Japanese company in 1987.
September 2, 1988 |
Yamaha Corp. of America, in the midst of a booming market for its musical instruments, said Thursday that it has reorganized the management team at its Buena Park headquarters and appointed a new president. What was formerly the corporation's largest subsidiary, Yamaha Music Corp. USA, representing 70% of its sales, was merged into the Yamaha Corp. of America effective immediately in an effort to cut administrative duplication and increase cost efficiency.
March 6, 1988 |
Tamir Hendelman has the experts spinning. Joel Kabakov, a Harvard-educated composer who has coached him in keyboard harmony, says he's "a young Chick Corea." Phillip Keveren, a jazz teacher and studio musician who has played his compositions, calls him "an early Miles Davis." Both agree that Hendelman, 16, has the sort of musical talent that sets him apart from the run-of-the-mill prodigies that seem to proliferate with every passing piano competition.
March 4, 1989 |
The Irvine advertising firm of deYong Ginsberg Weisman Bailey swept Orange County's annual AdClub AdAwards on Friday, taking 54 honors. That includes 4 gold, 12 silver and 38 merit awards, plus 1 of 3 Best of Show awards, given for its campaign for Apple computers. In all, dGWB took home almost twice as many awards as the second biggest winner, Salvati Montgomery Sakoda Inc. of Costa Mesa. Salvati Montgomery carted off 4 gold, 7 silver and 17 merit awards. No. 3 was Roberts/Mealer/Emerson Inc.