The AMA Honour Roll
2001 the AMA inaugurated the Honour Roll (a prestigious award to enable us to recognise members of the industry who have made a significant contribution over time and without whom our industry would not be the place it is.
Glenn Dodson, veteran Roland Corporation Executive, most recently Managing Director 1996 – 2011, now having assumed the executive chairman’s role, is entitled to have been considered for this honour. He will receive his accolade at the AMAC Convention Dinner on Sunday night, August 11. Commencing a very successful sales career at CBS in 1975, he went on to join Rose Music in the late 70’s.
John built his Australian Academy of Music business in Brisbane to the point where it was arguably the leading music retail store in the country. John was a passionate supporter of music and worked constantly with the Queensland Government to ensure that Queensland students had access to a music education through their schools. Today part of the John Morris legacy is Queensland’s leadership in terms of music education provision within Australia.
Born in country Victoria, Peter took a commerce degree at the University of Melbourne and then went to work at Ford Australia in their graduate program. Whilst there he met John Egan, last year’s Honour Roll inductee.
John joined the music products industry after some years working with the Ford Motor Company in Australia, the US and Asia Pacific. He originally worked with Australis, but then moved across to Roland where he was managing director until 1996 when he handed over to Glenn Dodson. He remains a shareholder and the chairman of Roland Corporation Australia.
|John Payton Snr (honorary president)
John F Payton, co-founder of the AMA, passed away peacefully on 14th November after a brief illness, two weeks after his 92nd birthday and just one year shy of his 70th wedding anniversary. Up until the 5th November he had enjoyed the active stimulation of the music business, reporting to work five days a week at F Payton & Son’s Artarmon head office.