Trade Regrets: Robert “Dick” Harrison
Robert Harrison – better known in the industry as Dick Harrison – passed away on May 26 at the age of 80.
Harrison worked for Baldwin Piano & Organ Company for over 42 years, including serving two decades as CEO. Robert led a leveraged buyout of the company in 1984 and took the company public two years later. He stepped down as chairman of Baldwin’s board in 1996. Only nine days prior to Dick Harrison’s death, Harold Smith – Baldwin’s president during the ‘80s who worked alongside Harrison – passed away.
Dick Harrison is survived by his wife, Anne Woods Harrison, and by children Jeffrey W., Jeremy S., and Ellen Harrison Foley, and nine grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 100 Miami Avenue, Terrace Park, Ohio 45174 or the Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Road, Milford, Ohio 45150.