Chief | Furnace Record Pressing
With three decades of experience running record labels, distribution companies, and as a touring musician, Eric Astor founded Furnace Record Pressing in 1996 with the mission of providing high quality, customer focused record pressing services to independent artists and labels. Furnace is currently busy building a brand new vinyl pressing plant in Virginia.
Eric is a partner in ORG Music, a record label focused on vinyl reissues for artists including: Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Ornette Coleman and Mike Watt.
In 2013 Astor co-founded VinylStyl, a world leader in vinyl record cleaning and archival products.
Eric helped Shinola Detroit launch an audio division, which kicked off with their Runwell turntable launched in late 2016.
Eric’s days are currently spent building Furnace’s brand new vinyl record pressing plant. Once complete in Q4 of ’17, the 50,000 sq/ft facility will house 14 new and completely refurbished record presses with the potential of producing 9 million records a year.
In his free time, he mountain bikes, surfs rivers and oceans, travels and enjoys spending time with his wife Kim and dogs Allie and Abe.