Long time cymbal maker and Paiste principal died today.
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Robert Paiste, family member, visionary cymbal maker and perennial company principal. In the four generations of family members to guide the company, Robert was a foremost presence. His contribution was of immense importance, and he shaped Paiste in major ways.
Robert’s life-long focus was the development and production of cymbals and gongs. As an uncompromising perfectionist, he established the benchmarks for quality, fidelity and consistency that are the hallmarks of Paiste today. Along the way, his work led to numerous innovations, inventions and patents, and among his many accomplishments, the Formula 602, the 2002, and the Signature Series continue to stand out in the cymbal world.
Source of information: http://www.paiste.com/robertpaiste/Share