Welcome Chuck Schneider!

The AIHS is proud to announce that CHUCK SCHNEIDER has joined the Society as East Coast Executive Editor.  East Coast Executive Editor AIHS

Chuck Schneider is a retired CE veteran executive turned popular freelance writer. Chuck has worked the retail sales floor, been a major chain store buyer, a manufacturers’ rep salesman and rep firm principal spanning 45 years in the industry.  

Chuck has won awards for his work in trade publications. He has written for Gatehouse Media, various travel publications and recently the CEA. He is currently Contributing Writer for CE Pro magazine, the first and only freelance writer to ever appear on the masthead in that publication’s twenty year history.

He is a cum laude graduate of Boston University with a major in history and was inducted into the Delta Mu chapter Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honor Society. As a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire, Chuck pioneered the genre of Oral History as an acceptable thesis format.

For six weeks every year, Chuck is a certified Real Bearded Santa Claus bringing joy to private parties and charitable organizations. For the rest of the year Chuck works for Kathy, his wife of 35 years, in her long established antique business. They exhibit all over the Northeast. They have two grown children.

 All content with topics originating east of the Mississippi will be submitted to and reviewed by Chuck prior to publication. Please join us in welcoming him aboard!

Chuck can be reached at kschnei962@aol.com.

Christmas Past

Audio Control Christmas 1980

Audio Control Christmas 1980

I can’t even attempt to name everyone here, for obvious reasons, but clearly Audio Control was a fun place to be in 1980. This is the Christmas card I received from them in December of that year. I’m not positive whose idea it was;  I always suspected  Ron Koliha (far right, kneeling)

Thanks to mutual friends and the urging of the parts reps (Was it Arrow, Radar Electric, Mouser? It’s a little foggy)  I started buying line cords from Greg Mackie/Audio Control during the late 1970s.  He and his associates were energetic, musical, and fun. And they sold me the cords at their price, even though they were buying thousands and I only needed hundreds.

So – are you in this photo?

Who’s running the show?

Carver Management Meeting 2

In about 1986 Bob Carver wanted to go on vacation, but he was worried about decisions made in his absence. In our last management meeting before his departure we tried to calm his mind.  Or blow it.

Top row from left: Heather Hawley, Cory Rivers, Hugh Goring, Clyde, Ron Havercamp
Bottom row from left:  Colleen McNaur, Sue McCauley, Eileen Rutledge, Bob Carver, Marian Lundberg