Position: Vice President of R. A. Daffer Church Organs, Inc
Al is responsible for sales in the following areas:
Hampton Roads area and Richmond, VA and Lower Eastern Shore VA/Central and Eastern North Carolina and South Carolina
In 1978, Al applied for a direct commission through the Navy’s highly competitive LDO (Limited Duty Officer program. He was commissioned in 1979 and transferred to Virginia Beach where he remained for 10 years and retired in 1989.
While in Virginia Beach, he continued his association with Rodgers working for Parker Piano and Organ. Upon retirement, he was offered a position with R. A. Daffer Church Organs, Inc. and in 1996 was made a partner in the firm.
Al’s career with Rodgers and Ruffatti pipe organs has presented him opportunities to work with the finest concert organist from both the classical and theater organ environments. These artists included talents such as Virgil Fox, Ted Alan Worth, Felix Hell, Cameron Carpenter, Keith Chapman, Fred Swann, Joyce Jones, Richard Purvis and John Weaver as well as Lyn Larsen, Gaylord Carter, Jonas Nordwall, and Ethel Smith. Al’s extensive career has earned him great respect among his peers, and he is often sought out for advice and training by other Rodgers representatives.
Al and his wife, Sharon, reside on Lake Gaston, North Carolina. They have two grown children and three grandchildren. Al is active in a number of AGO chapters and is sub dean of the Central NC Chapter and Vice President of the Old Dominion Theater Organ Chapter..