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Craigie Zildjian

Chief Executive Officer

The Zildjian Company

HQ Phone: (781) 871-2200

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The Zildjian Company

22 Longwater Drive

Norwell, Massachusetts 02061

United States

Company Description

About Zildjian ( Zildjian is the leading worldwide manufacturer of cymbals, drumsticks and other percussion products. The company is family owned and operated, and started business in 1623 in Turkey. It began operations in the United Stat ... more

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Background Information


Board Member
International Music Products Association

Board of Advisers
International Association for Jazz Education

Member of the Board of Trustees
Berklee College of Music

Board Member


Babson College

Masters degree

Human Resources Management

American University

Masters of Education degree

Boston University

Web References (79 Total References)

Mage - Management Consultants and Family Business Advisors Since 1983 [cached]

Craigie Zildjian - CEO Avedis Zildjian Company

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Zildjian Celebrates The 10th Anniversary Of K Custom Hybrid Cymbals

To commemorate this anniversary, Zildjian once again worked with Akira Jimbo to create a Limited Edition pair of 14" K Custom Hybrid Reversible HiHats.Unlike standard HiHats, the Reversible Hats do not have a designated "top" or "bottom" cymbal, meaning each is interchangeable, giving you greater variety of tonal possibilities with a single pair.
"We all had a great time working with Zildjian on this beer, and we have several drummers here at the brewery who have been especially excited about this collaboration," says Dan Kenary, Harpoon CEO & Co-Founder.
oth processes are led by a team of craftsmen working in the Boston area fuelled by a passion and dedication to making the finest products for a loyal fan base," said Craigie Zildjian, CEO of Zildjian.
Zildjian Announces The Launch Of New And Improved Gen16 Access Tool
The Avedis Zildjian Company announces the release of a new and improved Access Tool for the innovative Zildjian Gen16 Acoustic Electric Cymbal System. he new Gen16 Access Tool improves the user experience by using "drummer friendly" terms and much simpler, easy to use controls - all on two screens. he Gen16 Access Tool is available to download for free at
Zildjian Appoints Victor Filonovich To Cymbals Category Manager
The Avedis Zildjian Company has announced that Victor Filonovich has been appointed Category Manager, Cymbals effective immediately.Filonovich joins Zildjian from Latin Percussion and brings over 25+ years of experience working with artists, dealers, distributors and consumers on developing compelling drum/percussion products and successful sales programs.
In his new role, Filonovich will manage the development of Zildjian's historic line of drum set, marching and orchestral cymbals, continuing to drive innovation and quality for drummers of all abilities around the world.

80% copper, 20% tin, and a ... [cached]

80% copper, 20% tin, and a little bit of silver, only a handful of people know that extra ingredient that makes it Zildjian. Like brewing beer, there is an art and passion behind creating cymbals. Combining those passions makes both even better. Introducing Harpoon Secret Alloy Ale, a Pale Ale brewed in collaboration with Zildjian.

“We all had a great time working with Zildjian on this beer, and we have several drummers here at the brewery who have been especially excited about this collaboration,� says Dan Kenary, Harpoon CEO & Co-Founder. “To be able to work with a like-minded, local, great company who produces the most revered cymbals in the world has been a once in a lifetime experience.
When we first met with Harpoon’s team, we found a lot of similarities between making cymbals and brewing beer. Both processes are led by a team of craftsmen working in the Boston area fueled by a passion and dedication to making the finest products for a loyal fan base,� said Craigie Zildjian, CEO of Zildjian.
The Avedis Zildjian Company is the world’s largest cymbal maker crafted by fifteen generations of artists and artisans since 1623. The name "Zildjian" means "son of cymbal maker� in Armenian which was given to Avedis I by the sultan of Turkey. In 1929, Avedis Zildjian III moved the company and its secret formula from Turkey to the USA where he invented the modern cymbal business by working side by side with the legends of popular music. From Classical to Big Band to Jazz to Rock n’ Roll, the Zildjian family understands the evolving needs of drummers from all genres and has created one the greatest legacies in all of music. Today, Zildjian continues to define the cymbal category through its dedication to helping drummers find their own, unique sound and by delivering the most diverse and highest quality range of cymbals, drumsticks and accessories.  Visit for the latest products.

Craigie Zildjian Once we ... [cached]

Craigie Zildjian Once we realized that all the shareholders were not quite 'on the same page,' we felt we needed help in conducting family meetings to reach consensus. Transition Consulting Group was able to assist us with some of the more sensitive issues on a very discrete basis. With their help, we established a three generation Family Council which allowed us to openly discuss the family's history, culture, and the values of a legacy brand as well as the next generation's commitment to our family business. They helped us to move forward in a positive way with a clearer sense of direction.

Craigie Zildjian President and CEO, Zildjian Company

Awarded posthumously at the 27th annual ... [cached]

Awarded posthumously at the 27th annual Guitar Center Drum-Off, the RockWalk honor was presented to Craigie Zildjian by Remo Belli, CEO and founder of Remo, Inc.

"I'm so pleased to see Vic recognized for both his business acumen as well as his musical talent," stated Craigie Zildjian, CEO of Zildjian Company, which merged with the Vic Firth Company in 2010.

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