Edit ModuleShow Tags

Garage Operation Grows Up to Full-Fledged Manufacturing Company

Thanks to CEO and president, William Mathewson – one of the most influential young professionals of 2019 – WMD flourishes


Published:

WILLIAM MATHEWSON, 33

PRESIDENT + CEO, WMD

William Mathewson grew his musical equipment manufacturing company from a garage startup to a worldwide leader using a cutting edge design process and unique manufacturing protocols. And he has fostered a culture of creativity and excellence from his young staff, which has grown to 20 in the last five years.

“William is devoted and fiercely loyal to his employees,” colleague Jay Finesilver says. “He rewards hard work and character whenever he can and motivates his employees with engagement and an attitude of care. WMD is a great place to work because William designed it to be that way.” Each year, the company develops as many as 10 innovative products as well as re-releasing some of the past successful products with a new twist to them.

A free company event, “Freq Boutique,” hosts six performers and an average of 50 spectators on the second Monday of each month. After each performance, the artists interact directly with the audience, discussing techniques, gear used and influences. In the past two years, WMD also has offered tours for college classes and has participated in a variety of music festivals. 

Edit Module
Lisa Ryckman

Lisa Ryckman is ColoradoBiz's managing editor. Contact her at lryckman@cobizmag.com.

Get more content like this: Subscribe to the magazine | Sign up for our Free e-newsletter

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Archive »Related Articles

Denver Workers Struggle to Stay Awake

Nodding off occasionally at work is nothing new, but it turns out workers are more sleepy in Denver than in most other cities. According to research by staffing firm Accountemps, Denver is tied for third with Indianapolis among the nation’s sleepiest cities, after Nashville and Austin.

Five Colorado Cities Among Best Places to Own a Vacation Home

Bloomberg recently did a study to determine the best places in the United States to own a vacation home. Colorado had the most of any state with five of the top 15 spots.

Pilot Program

Boeing publishes 20-year outlooks on the pilot workforce based on aircraft orders and projections; the 2018 report says 90,000 to 120,000 new pilots will be needed in North America by 2038. The scarcity can’t be solved with mere want ads.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags