Steinway Music Names New President

Thomas Kurrer has been with the company since 1989; he currently heads up overseas operations.

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Musical instrument manufacturer Steinway Musical Instruments Inc. said Wednesday it promoted Thomas Kurrer to the position of president.
Kurrer is succeeding Bruce Stevens, who is retiring after 22 years at Steinway. Stevens' tenure will end Dec. 31, at which time he also will step down as a member of the company's board of directors.
Kurrer, 58, joined Steinway in 1989 as a managing director in Germany. He currently heads up overseas operations. Kurrer will remain stationed in Germany and continue to run overseas operations as well.
Along with Kurrer's promotion, Steinway named Ron Losby, currently the managing director of British and European retail operations, to run operations in the Americas. Losby, 52, will oversee all of Steinway's business in North and South America beginning Jan. 1.