General Manager | Quality Record Pressings
Gary Salstrom is general manager of Quality Record Pressings in Salina, KS where he oversees the plating, quality control and pressing departments. His first gig in 1979 was as a stamper finisher at Wakefield Manufacturing in Phoenix, where in 10 years he rose to plant manager. After that plant closed in 1989, RTI hired Salstrom to revamp its plating operation in Camarillo, Calif., making it state-of-the-art. Salstrom learned his craft from masters such as Ed Tobin; with the formation of AcousTech by Chad Kassem, Don MacInnis and Kevin Gray, Salstrom also had the chance to work with the legendary late mastering engineer Stan Ricker. In 2011 Kassem launched Quality Record Pressings in Salina, with Salstrom as general manager.